Project Engineer - New Product Development

Job Description

Eaton’s Power Reliability division is currently seeking a Project Engineer – New Product Development to join our team. This position is based at our South Milwaukee, WI facility.


Position Overview:

The Project Engineer – New Product Development is responsible for executing small and medium projects while meeting schedule, cost and quality targets.  This includes leading cross-functional product development teams with elements of planning, risk analysis, costing, product design, reliability testing, prototyping and design for manufacturability.

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:

  • Lead projects and cross-functional teams to develop scope, requirements, cost targets, project plans, and service-marketing-production literature.

  • Develop and maintain business case, integrated project plans, communication plans, resource requirements, budget and issue tracking.

  • Identify opportunities within switchgear products and applications to increase value, improve quality and decrease costs.
  • Utilize and foster team development of program management methodologies and six sigma principles to drive and track project and product performance.

  • Set aggressive goals, measure performance, clear obstacles and drive decisions.

  • Identify critical path dependencies and risks; develop risk mitigation plant; drive resolution between functions.

  • Provide cross-functional project leadership for concept discussions, verification/validation plans & analyses, PPAP, scorecards, manufacturing processes & equipment, prototypes phase in/out plans, and final production.

  • Apply relevant industry standards to product design, including development and execution of design verification and validation.

  • Drive design for cost/design for manufacture analysis (DFM/DFA) on individual parts, subassemblies with the ability to propose alternate materials and methods of assembly and manufacturing.

  • Develop sub-system functional and reliability test plans and coordinate the execution of the tests using both internal and external lab resources.

  • Assume responsibilities to create & implement detailed designs utilizing engineering tools.

  • Proactively identify, communicate, and may aid in resolution of issues tangential to scope 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.

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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of new product development engineering experience
  • Minimum of 1 year of CAD and 3D Modeling experience
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates currently located within a 50 mile radius of South Milwaukee, WI will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with phase gate project management processes
  • Demonstrated expertise leading cross functional teams- engineering, marketing, sourcing, manufacturing

Position Success Criteria :
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient using Microsoft office software
  • Product design, DFM/DFA and manufacturing knowledge
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and how they apply to the product, including practice in design verification and validation

  • Six Sigma green/black belt certification

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 CPSD PRD Power Reliability Division

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