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Eaton Corporation Division Chief Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

Eaton’s Aerospace business is seeking a Division Chief Engineer for their MIssion Systems Division (MSD). This position will be based in Davenport, IA, Orchard Park, NY or can be a fully remote role.

Position Overview:

Reporting the Engineering Director, the Division Chief Engineer will provide strategic direction and technical subject matter expertise for the Environmental product lines which includes Oxygen systems, Nitrogen systems, Cryogenic Coolers, Pressure Technology Solutions, Microclimate Cooling. This person may also engage with product lines associated with the Actuation and Air-to-Air Refueling capabilities.

This person will create the strategy and direction to lead the team to drive business results for the division. He/she will also provide technical solutions based on existing and personally developed technology. The Division Chief Engineer will develop a broad strategic vision of the Aerospace MSD Environmental future products and provide consultation in the chosen area of expertise. This person will be Involved in a wide variety and large number of projects, conduct feasibility studies ensuring that objectives are met and are within budget, and provide technical approvals and governance for programs. They will also manage external supplier relationships and effectively work with all business functions to identify issues and create & drive solutions to completion.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Manage complex projects involving multiple components for completeness, compatibility, and compliance

• Development and execution ownership of engineering technical roadmaps. Utilizes domain expertise to drive innovation and technology roadmap activities aligned to customer needs

• Engineering technical role for Environmental products aligned to the MSD business growth objectives and the Aerospace group objectives

• Develop a strategic vision of the company's future products and services including ownership of the technology roadmaps

• Accountability for the integrity of design solutions on multiple programs including program technical and design reviews with key signatory approval

• Drives best practice methodologies for MSD Environmental across the Aerospace business

• Champions the Eaton Aerospace Common Engineering Standards (ACES) with responsibility for ensuring correct deployment, execution, and adherence thereafter

• Drives complete design of components or systems to meet customer requirements of performance and cost

• Collaborates with customers and suppliers and anticipates the future based on a deep understanding and familiarity of current technology trends and directions

• Key interface to relevant professional organizational and standards bodies. Proactively represent and promote Eaton Aerospace by taking an active role in external forums

• Facilitates cross Eaton support of Aerospace design review and technical audits

• Leads technical mentoring, including the strategy and coordination with site chief engineers and specialists across the engineering organization

Position Criteria:

• Strong leadership skills with ability to leverage resources, drive change management, and interact across all levels and functions of the organization

• Strong analytical skills covering multiple areas of engineering (mechanical design, test, project management, structural analysis, fluid analysis, electrical design

• Strong communication and collaboration with engineers, engineering leadership, suppliers, and customers

• Ability to identify growth opportunities and nurse them through the Ideation Process, PRELaunch, and PROLaunch.

• Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results driven

• Ability to lead cross-functional teams with effective communication

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to think strategically and influence others’ decision making

• Travel up to 25%, with some international travel


Basic Qualifications:

• 10 years of experience within aerospace or a high-tech industry with new product development and sustaining support

• 5 years of experience in mechanical or electrical components and/or systems

• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


• An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required

• An advanced degree is preferred


• Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, employee incentive compensation and complete benefits


• This position can be based in Davenport, IA, Orchard Park, NY or can be a fully remote role


Why Work At Eaton:


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The expected annual salary range for this role is $131249.97 - $192499.96 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program. 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.

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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 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.