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Mechanical VAVE Engineer

Lincoln, Illinois


Job Description

Eaton’s Residential Wiring Devices Division is hiring a Mechanical VAVE Engineer. The Mechanical VAVE Engineer will be based from our Lincoln, IL plant. The plant in Lincoln is a part of Eaton's Electrical Group and manufactures power distribution devices with applications for residences such as loadcenters, metering devices and air conditioning disconnects.
The VAVE Mechanical Engineer's primary responsibility is to drive projects that result in product and productivity cost improvements by utilizing VA/VE (Value Analysis/Value Engineering) methodologies, which focus on improving both existing product lines and new designs as a control for escalating material and labor costs, or improving product margins, while maintaining product integrity. Product focus is on the development of electrical devices and associated electro-mechanical components.

This role requires strong ideation skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects across multinational sites. Experience with injection molding, metal stamping, sheet metal, tooling and welding processes is preferred. The position will require facilitation of Value Analysis events to generate a pipeline of ideas and subsequent execution. The incumbent must possess strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others in a high paced environment.
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.
  • You will provide engineering design support for productivity improvement projects through effective participation on cross-functional VA/VE teams.
  • You will guide engineering efforts on critical direct material cost-out projects, including idea development, prototype, project execution, and plant/business system implementation.
  • You will support plant and product management cost out activities.
  • You will own overall project management for VA/VE projects through Pro-Launch Gate #4
  • You will coordinate with operations at manufacturing facilities to implement VA/VE projects

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • AutoCAD
  • Inventor Experience
Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Detail-oriented
  • High level of integrity
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities against multiple deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions that provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has more than 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. 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.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG RWDD Residential Wiring Devices Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 068050