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Lead Product Engineer - Motors Center of Excellence

South Molton, United Kingdom


Job Description

Eaton's Aerospace business has an opening for a:
Lead Product Engineer - Motors Centre of Excellence
location: South Molton, North Devon, UK
The primary function for this position is to work within the Eaton Centre of Excellence supporting manufacturing divisions in the production of electrical products; other responsibilities include failure and root cause analysis (Acceptance test failures, nil hour returns and service failures for which travel will be required approx. 10%). Accountability includes timely support to manufacturing on issues deemed detrimental to production schedules and execution of highly technical projects, predominantly of a development engineering nature (prototype build and testing).
Typical products include electric motors and actuators for a variety of civil & military aerospace applications, electromagnetic brakes, solenoids and transformers. This is a senior position within a small, highly motivated technical team supporting the larger engineering and manufacturing department in this specialist discipline.
Essential Functions:
  • Local technical lead for continuous improvement activity relating to Electrical products
  • Support Manufacturing Engineering with design related issues including review and approval of permits, concessions and Engineering Change Requests
  • Evaluate, select, and adapt criteria, techniques, and procedures to solve manufacturing issues
  • Possess systematic problem solving know-how and methodology
  • Conduct research, tests and analytical tasks to develop data for solution to problems for which precedents may be limited or not applicable
  • Design for reliability (DFR), Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) are expected, leading to practical production designs in conjunction with other disciplines within the Engineering and Manufacturing departments
  • Support ideation events and design studies. Prepare and review engineering proposals, performance specifications, technical reports and papers
  • Keep informed on trends and developments within specialty or general area of activity and participate in knowledge exchange sessions within the wider company
  • The role will entail close working relationships with other functions within the South Molton engineering and manufacturing departments for the majority (approx.70%) of the time, specifically with regards to sustaining and new product development activities. The remainder of the time will be dedicated to supporting continuous improvement of the manufacturing and test facilities at South Molton, which will involve liaising with the Motors COE team (design authority) at Titchfield


  • Engineering Degree in relevant subject (e.g. Electrical, Mechatronics, etc.) is an asset
  • Relevant work experience in the area of electromechanical component design and manufacturing support up to 20 kilowatt range
  • Stator and Rotor design for manufacture
  • Strong technical problem solving skills
  • Transformer, Rectifier and wound component (Inductors & chokes) testing
  • Communications skills – both verbal and written with ability to generate and convey status reports
  • Technical report authoring
  • Practical understanding of design techniques for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Motor design for the Aerospace Industry is preferred
  • Capable of working effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • Capable of leading projects/investigations
  • Strong collaborative and problem solving skills
What Eaton offers:
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development
  • Culture & Values - at Eaton, our values and culture define who we are
  • Inclusion & Diversity - openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
  • Wellness - Wellness at Eaton is more than a program, it’s about changing the environment by offering the right tools to help empower employees to make that happen
About Eaton:
Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit
Eaton is a world leader and premier innovator in aerospace. Eaton designs, manufactures and integrates the industry’s most advanced products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions, propulsion sub-systems and cockpit interface and circuit protection applications for commercial and military programs. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio of components consistently sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, resulting in superior systems design and integration capability. These products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. For more information, visit and

Please note that by applying to this vacancy you will be subject of the background screening.

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 039408