Engineering Team Leader

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services & Systems division is currently seeking an Engineering Team Lead. This position will be based at our Kennewick, WA office. Please note, this position does offer relocation assistance.

 

Eaton’s Engineering Service & Systems division wants to help you fuel your career! Eaton has the largest and most experienced team of field services technicians and engineers in the industry. This team brings extensive skills and experiences to field service engineering.  Active participation in recognized technical societies such as NFPA and IEEE and collaboration with a variety of utilities and industries ensures that our technicians are knowledgeable about today’s cutting-edge technology and engineering techniques.  We assist customers at every stage of the power system: offering start-up and commissioning of equipment, performing planned maintenance, monitoring performance, diagnosing system problems remotely, as well as responding to emergencies on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Our support services help businesses make the most of their existing electrical equipment by optimizing performance and extending the life of existing facilities.

 

The Power Distribution Systems organization offers career opportunities at a variety of levels representing increased scope and responsibility within the organization.

 

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 function you will:

  • Manage projects and delegate assignments to junior field employees engineers; ensure assignments are being completed safely within deadlines, at or under budget, and within quality expectations. 
  • Act as a technical expert in the engineering and services field by exhibiting product application knowledge, customer interface, and developing and executing tactical and strategic plans to support the DOC’s goals.
  • Provide coordination on service programs to optimize customer service and market penetration.
  • Candidate needs to have a working knowledge of the overall sales function, customer channels to market, and negotiation techniques and must be able to manage division, customer and departmental resources to maximize growth opportunities.
  • Answer application questions, developing and implementing growth plans, providing sales support, conducting competition/ market analysis to drive product development efforts.  
  • Assure an effective and skilled staff through recruiting, assessment of talent (find gaps and follow action plans to fill gaps), training & development, goal setting, communications, performance appraisal, and conformance to applicable company policies.  Provide leadership and direction to ensure professional growth for employees and retention within the district. Support and develop training plans and the development direct reports creating a strong talent bench to enhance DOC’s ability meet strategic goals and exceed customer expectations.
  • Assure the safety of employees who work in low, medium, and high voltage work environments.  Ensures strict compliance with safety policies, trains and implements safety programs, ensures safety equipment resources are available and properly tested, acts as a safety liaison with customers, ensures proper disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous materials.
  • Provide input to the profit and strategic planning processes and submit monthly operations report summarizing key events throughout each month.
  • Key interface with customers, district operations, general sales force, manufacturing plants, product division management, and functional support staff.
 

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

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum 5 years of field service, team lead or management experience.
  • Legally authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.
 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited intuition
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Electrical and EESS industry, products and solutions.    
  • Additional experience in the development of incremental business opportunities in the Industrial, Utility, Government, and Institutional markets is a plus.
  • Professional Engineering license
 
Position Criteria:
  • Practical understanding of accounting principles and P&L
  • Must be able to lead and manage upwards and downwards.
  • Must leverage resources and relationships within the division, other Eaton Electrical business units, and customers in order to achieve country/region/division success.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Electrical and EESS industry, products and solutions.    
  • Additional experience in the development of incremental business opportunities in the Industrial, Utility, Government, and Institutional markets is a plus.
  • Candidate needs to have a working knowledge of the overall sales function, customer channels to market, and negotiation techniques and must be able to manage division, customer and departmental resources to maximize growth opportunities.
  • Assisting in developing and executing tactical and strategic plans to support the DOC’s goals.
  • Submit to periodic customer required background and drug screenings
  • Must possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license
  • Ability to pass and maintain internal safety certifications

We are 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.


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: ESSG EESSD Electrical Engrg Svcs Systems Div

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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 country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time