Senior Project Engineer - Manufacturing (German speaker)

Job Description

Eaton Automotive Valves Plant in  Nordhausen has an opening for a Project Engineer


Eaton in Nordhausen with over 250 employees produces and sells intake, exhaust and hollow valves for the OEM’s and aftermarket.

The Nordhausen plant develops the final design and manufacturing process for hollow valves and therefore forms “Eaton’s Center of Excellence for Hollow Valve Production”.


Location: Nordhausen Germany



Job Description:


  • Plan, organize, and supervises all activities which are related to Capital Expenditure plan of the facility

  • Create innovative solutions, manage Capital Expenditure approval process, creates machine/equipment specification, request offers from various suppliers, plan, lead and track project activities

  • Lead and coordinate multiple external resources related to project, provide safety introductions for external services

  • Investigate, write and track Capital Expenditure projects from financial perspective in cooperation with controlling

  • Actively participate on (monthly) Capital Expenditure calls to report the status of the facility

  • Lead and coordinates implementation of continuous improvement projects at plant level

  • Work cross-functional with multiple departments/levels internally and externally, actively participate on conference calls

  • Participate actively in operational meetings, walks the production floor, and provides “visual leadership" at all levels of the organization

  • Active participation in energy saving actions included in Capital Expenditure projects

  • Lead relevant safety initiatives to help drive toward a goal of zero-incident culture



We would like you to know:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Professional experience within engineering, manufacturing/technical project management

  • Advanced knowledge of Project Management tools

  • Excellent written and oral communication in German and English language



What Eaton offers:


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are important for us

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully







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: Business Services

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time