Product Engineering Manager
Eaton’s Electrical Division is currently seeking a Product Engineering Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Juarez’s office.
The Product Engineering Manager is responsible for providing engineering support for electrical and automotive market products, ensuring the products are compliant to regulatory, agency, and customer requirements. The position will work within the manufacturing facility, and will interface with all functions within organization, including manufacturing, quality, marketing, supply chain, and end customers. The individual will manage the plant product engineering team by driving projects, of all levels and scope, from inception through production launch and also continue to support them throughout the product life cycle. The project types could be focused around quality, yield improvements, performance enhancements, product sustaining activities, cost out (VA/VE), and new product development projects. The work effort will be primarily directed at existing products as well as addressing issues with new/modified product opportunities.
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Redesign projects, which could involve quality& yield improvements, performance enhancements, cost out, customer-driven product modifications, and product sustaining issues.
Provide senior level technical engineering support for products to marketing department, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, design engineering, suppliers (material and tooling), and end customers.
The incumbent will identify product opportunities and will be assigned projects that will require independent/non-directed work, including identifying and improving product designs with marginal/inconsistent product performance.
Works closely with Quality Assurance to ensure all product redesigns meet agency and customer, and test requirements.
Employs rigorous problem solving techniques, determining root cause and developing appropriate permanent corrective actions to develop and improve design and production solutions.
Champion the evaluation of quality related performance issues of products. Test, verify, evaluate, and resolve issues in a timely manner to improve the product. Create reports to summarize the findings, resolution, and recommended actions.
Utilizes quality management system and six sigma tools, such as failure mode and effects analysis, control plans, design of experiments, and statistical analysis in developing robust engineering solutions.
Compliant to Eaton’s Health, Safety, and Environmental requirements.
Independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to complete new product and/or cost reduction projects.
Translates customer wants/needs into feasible product design concepts, collaborating with the marketing, manufacturing, sales, and quality teams to develop, validate and launch products into the market
Indirectly manages a multi-disciplinary project team, which is responsible for the development of new customized products. Responsible for planning, monitoring and controlling cost and schedule of project. Executes project planned activities as well as adjusting to unplanned circumstances. Project team will typically include members from engineering, product management/marketing, quality, manufacturing engineering, plant operations, and sales.
Plans and drives projects to conclusion meeting performance and cost objectives in a timely fashion, preparing print, specification, and analysis packages for final approval by group supervisor.
Coordinates with plant production team to execute production trial runs to create product prototypes required for customer evaluations, product verification testing, and process validation.
Establishes and coordinates the planning and execution of test sequences to verify and validate designs and processes for the product.
Selects materials and manufacturing processes for new products, working with sourcing, quality, suppliers, and manufacturing team to ensure new products can be economically manufactured, while supporting product goal alignment with Eaton’s operational priorities of safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory.
Reports and presents project progress throughout the lifecycle of the project to all levels of the organization.
Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Minimum 10 years of experience in a rigorous electrical manufacturing engineering environment, preferably directly involved in the production processes and support with customer interactions.
Minimum 3 years of Experience as a Manager.
Knowledge of lATF16949, (ISO/TS 16949) product requirements, including APQP, and other regulatory agency requirements, such UL, CSA, and CCC..
Knowledge of and experience with AIAG Core Tools, (APQP, PPAP, FMEA, MSA, SPC).
Computer knowledge (Office: Word, Excel, Access)
Computer knowledge (3D CAD, Minitab, etc.)
Ability to analyze a product performance issue, determine the root cause of the issue, and implement effective countermeasures
Knowledge in the design of components with varied manufacturing processes including: injection molding, stamping, machining and high volume assembly processes.
Job could require travel to USA .
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of electrical circuit protection products, electrical distribution systems, and applicable industry standards.
Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
- Able to plan and organize
- Leadership skills
- Teamwork skills
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Region: Latin America
Organization: EPG CPD UL Bussmann
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time