Engineering Manager Vacancies – South Africa

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19 Sep, 2013

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Engineering Manager- Africa
Employee category: Regular
AutoReqId – 58589BR
Business Function – Engineering
Group – Electrical/EMEA
Division – Electrical Sector
Travel Required – Up to 25 percent


Job Description


This person will be responsible for directing and leading all Eaton Electric SAs manufacturing engineering and product development activities and budgets. They will participate in establishing strategic product development needs, providing support for applications/standards issues. Drive gross profit through resources planning and product design. Proactively direct and administer the career development of direct reports and seek innovative methods for improving team performance and profitability.



A.Directly supervise the activities of reporting Project Engineers and0 Design Engineers and Design Technicians. Build global organizational capacity and capability pertaining to MCCs, UPS, transformers, Medium Voltage and other Eaton localized products.

B. Direct and manage multiple concurrent projects and build the engineering structure to scale and grow with the strategy of the company.
C. Develop and maintain detailed project schedules incorporating resource and financial management, milestone deliverables, and administration of PROLaunch (phase gate) process (and assessment) for the product development activities in concert with the Profit Plan and Strategic Initiatives.

D. Leads overall project management responsibility for all product line development projects, including coordination with all supporting functions (and regions) including, but not limited to, Applications, Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, IT, Sales, marketing, and third party partnership.
E. Provides technical and application assistance for internal and external customers and understands drivers of customer satisfaction and strive to improve customer experiences .
F. Assists in the resolution of quality and engineering errors.
G. Works with internal and external customers in support of developing engineering specifications for any future product development needs.

H. Provides an Eaton presence on industry technical societies and works to enhance Eaton Corporation s visibility within the industry.
I. Responsible for developing, maintaining and managing departmental and program budgets. Responsible for developing departmental standards, policies, and process improvements to improve productivity. Conduct performance evaluations and provide coaching and mentoring.
J. Leading and directing all Quality Control activities from scheduling of work flow to ensuring safety and 5S practices throughout the test area.
K. Manage, supervise and develop the Sustaining Engineering team within the Engineering organization, including performance reviews. Provides mentoring to less experienced engineers, and leads efforts to improve the effectiveness of the organization.
L. Work in cross-disciplinary manner with other functions/departments (e.g., Manufacturing, Sales, Procurement, Customer Support, Suppliers, etc.) to solve business issues
M. Improve project engineering, cycle times, manufacturing forecasting and material forecasting as part of an overall SIOP program.



Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)


-Minimum of 10 years of work in Electrical Engineering, Power Conversion, and Management.

-Minimum of 10 years work experience industry.

-Experience of working in a unionized Manufacturing environment.

-Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or Electronics Engineering from an accredited institution. Master s Degree will be an added advantage.

-Possess the strong ability to analyze product failure issues sufficiently to drive them to root cause.

-Strong understanding of manufacturing engineering and design

-Able to demonstrate a proficiency in electrical power – principals and communications protocols.


A. Ability and willingness to travel internationally and throughout Africa when needed
B. Passion for business and ability to drive change
C. Fluency in English a must. Fluency in French and/or Portuguese a plus
D. Strong leadership ability and coaching skills
E. Ability to establish collaborative relationships built on trust and commitment and develop relationships at multiple levels within customer accounts and business partners
Relocation benefit provided? No
Region Europe, Middle East, Africa
Country South Africa
City Johannesburg


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