Eaton Careers

Engineering Manager

Syracuse, New York


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking an Engineering Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Syracuse NY facility.

This position requires ability to lead the design and development of LED lighting for harsh and hazardous environments and therefore the incumbent must have skills in both mechanical and electrical design. It is also highly desired to possess skills in optical design, lighting controls, power supplies, sensing, software and firmware. The incumbent must be capable of making engineering judgments regarding product problems and deviations from established standards, and be able to recommend solutions suitable to maintain the integrity of the product.

The position necessitates that the incumbent have knowledge and capabilities of engineering management, including budgeting and expense tracking, project management, product reliability testing, personnel development, innovation, and inclusion & diversity.

This position is accountable for managing the full life cycle of products within the harsh & hazardous/industrial lighting product families.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours

In this role you will:
  • Lead and develop assigned engineering team including extended global team members.

  • Have responsibility for mentoring and recruiting highly skilled engineering talent

  • Manage all engineering activities within the department including design, development, certification and testing, VA/VE and serial production release.  

  • Oversee technical project management activities and delivery timelines to keep projects on schedule and on budget.

  • Be responsible for engineering functional objectives and initiatives in support of our strategic plan.

  • Confront and solve performance/operational issues to improve engineering efficiency.

  • Have responsibility for expense management and capital planning.

Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Experience with new product introductions, using standard product development process techniques and a structured engineering phase gate development process.

  • Experience leading program management in structured phase gate development process
  • Experience in test plan assessments including certification to standards and regulatory testing.

  • LED lighting and power supply experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years engineering experience.
  • 5 years of management experience.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Multiple years of experience in Modeling & Simulation, Software development & validation.

  • Advanced degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Computer), and/or MBA

  • Experience with IoT Software and Hardware.
  • Experience in design for harsh and hazardous environments.

  • Experience in control systems, sensors, wireless connectivity, SW/FW/HW design and development

Position Criteria:
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Capable of creating departmental expense budgets, capital project creation, and expense tracking.

  • Proven record with project management implementation techniques and on-time performance.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus

  • Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level executive team.

  • Ability to create and foster a culture of transparency, inclusion and passion.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
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 region only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 067811