Senior Controls Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle division is currently seeking a Senior Controls Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our new Aguascalientes facility.

The Senior Controls Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing, and improving manufacturing and controls processes for new and existing products.  The position will be responsible for leading and supporting manufacturing projects including equipment install and start-up, new product manufacturing, equipment productivity improvement, and other manufacturing engineering related initiatives.


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.

Some activities related with the position will be:

  • Utilize strong project management skills to execute assigned projects and lead projects teams where necessary. Organize and lead team meetings for effective task completion per the implementation work plan and budgets.

  • Implementation and ongoing support of manufacturing processes deployed on production machinery that includes supporting the continuous improvement process when opportunities are identified to improve operation of equipment. Improve current machine tools to increase uptime, improve quality, and increase productivity.

  • Leads controls competency development for plant personnel.

  • Analyze the manufacturing methods to generate production process improvement and maximize production capacity and efficiency.

  • Investigate, analyze, and recommend new and/or alternate equipment and manufacturing methods

  • Coordinates development of gaging and control plans for manufactured products

  • Able to develop optimal manufacturing processes and provide cost estimates for business cases.

  • Procure equipment and tooling per project plan and standards

  • Evaluate and verify processes and tool designs developed by peers

  • Manage suppliers to ensure on time execution of projects

  • Manage capital and expense spending for assigned projects.  Ensure that all spending is in line both from a cost and timing perspective. 

  • Assure environmental, health and safety requirements are satisfied when the project is implemented

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Three+ years experience in a Manufacturing Engineering position with controls applications

  • Experience with programming and troubleshooting various robot applications.

  • Experience with programming and troubleshooting various PLC applications.

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, assembly processes, equipment technology, equipment capability, basic machine tool concepts, and product quality requirements for error free final product

  • Good decision making and communication skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking for multiple project assignments

  • Good team facilitation skills and ability to work with internal resources, internal customers, external suppliers, and external customers

  • Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree – MBA, Engineering, Management, etc.

  • Project management experience
  • Experience with lean, six sigma, and/or continuous improvement

  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Knowledge and application of Eaton Business System tools for successful project completion

  • Knowledge and experience with the PRO-Launch process

  • Ability to do 3D Modeling
  • Manufacturing Process Knowledge of:
  • Forging, Machining, Grinding, Heat Treat
Plating, Assembly, Welding, Inspection equipment

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: Latin America
Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

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, 25 % of the Time