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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Van Wert, Ohio


Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid Conveyance Division is seeking a Senior Engineer. The Senior Engineer will be based in Van Wert, OH.
Positon Overview:
The Senior Engineer will be responsible for the creation, ownership, and improvement of processes plant-wide. The senior Engineer will be responsible for leading/supporting in a teaming environment. Manufacturing Engineering responsibilities across the plant including the following activities: safety, cost reduction / cost out projects, product cost estimating, developing and maintaining production standards and standard work.  Assist in the coordination of the capital spending program, insuring accuracy of BOM and routings within ERP system, and assisting in new product launch during and after implementation.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead cost reduction projects, value analysis and economic programs in order to reduce labor and burden costs.
  • Own, prepare, and maintain all production standard work and production documentation, conduct regular standard work checks.
  • Use Eaton Lean System / Continuous Improvement Framework Tool in order to drive continuous improvements.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve plant/work cell layouts.
  • Familiar with automation techniques, including feeders, sensors, hydraulics & pneumatics 
  • Ensure that process improvements are accurately reflected in product costs and labor and material standards.
  • Participates in ergonomics team meetings with goal of identifying and eliminating ergonomics risks.
  • Evaluate customer returns for root cause and corrective actions, utilizing formal problem solving tools such as 8D analysis, PFMEA’s, Control plans, etc. and being able to tie this analysis back to operations standard work and product documentation.
  • Mentor co-ops, interns, and technicians.
  • Support new product / process development utilizing ProLaunch.
  • Analyzes manufacturing data, identifying adverse conditions and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Research, recommend and execute capital equipment projects. 
  • Ensure processes meet Environmental, Safety, and Health (MESH) & regulatory requirements.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering from an accredited college.
  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating and cost out skills / tools.
  • Knowledge and application of problem solving tools and methodologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Proficiency with various computer software and applications such as CAD/CAM, Excel, Word, MS Project, Minitab.
  • Project management with attention to detail and organization.
Position Criteria:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Lean tools.
  • Ability to lead teams.

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

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: No

Requisition ID: 044698