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Eaton Corporation Product Design Engineering Manager in Richmond, Virginia

Eaton’s Electrical division is currently seeking a Product Design Engineering Manager. This position will be based at our Richmond, VA facility.

Relocation offered!

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105,000 - $154,000 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

The Product Design Engineering Manager will be responsible for directing and managing the work of the assigned Engineering team and self to successfully complete assigned tasks, while partnering with the other Engineering Managers and Directors to accomplish all goals of the department.

In this function you will:

  • Reviews and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports.

  • Supervises engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.

  • Manages the engineering team performance and addresses issues with poor performance, discipline and time management.

  • Oversees and analyzes customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.

  • Responsible for the components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.

  • Responsible for the research, design, evaluation, installation, operation, and maintenance of mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.

  • Investigates equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.

  • Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, and layout of equipment for maximum workflow efficiency

  • Creates and maintains bill of materials and labor routings to ensure accurate standard costing of manufactured products.

  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.

  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

  • Defines and documents process flows for assembly and process, which includes writing and maintaining assembly, process, and test instructions.

  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.

  • Identifies and implements improvements to reduce manufacturing time/cost by recommending/helping initiate “best practices".

  • Team support of new product development, quality, and casting teams.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 5 years minimum years’ experience in engineering

  • 2 years minimum managerial experience

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution preferred

  • 3-7 years experience in engineer to order (ETO) environment preferred

  • 3-7 years experience in engineering in the datacenter or power systems fields

  • Experience in magnetics or transformer engineering preferred


  • Knowledge of Industrial Transformer, Invertor and Power Supplies products; In-depth knowledge of product line and processes, market trends and the marketplace.

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to solve complex practical problems

  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives, and reassign priorities

  • Ability to deal with a wide variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Ability to think strategically and develop strategic plan

  • Ability to inspire, motivate and influence diverse global teams

  • Ability to lead and work in cross-functional multi-cultural teams

  • Ability to use a computer and applicable business and engineering software.

  • Individual may be required to sit, stand, walk regularly and occasionally lift up to 40 pounds


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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here (https://www.eaton.com/content/dam/eaton/company/careers/US%20Benefits%20updated%2010.24.22.pdf) for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.