Eaton Careers

Engineering Co-op

Galesburg, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton of Galesburg, MI has a cooperative employment opportunity for an engineering student with a background in the electrical or mechanical focus.
The primary function of the Cooperative candidate is to be responsible for assisting in the development and application of commercial vehicle and automotive powertrain control products. This individual will work with senior product engineers to deliver solutions to challenging product improvements, cost out, and manufacturing plant projects.

Essential Responsibilities:  
  • Support Product Engineers in development and execution of test plans to validate new designs
  • Perform failure root cause analysis and problem solving within a team to identify and isolate product issues and recommend solutions
  • Develop detailed engineering materials including technical reports to provide product documentation
  • Communicate plans, status, and results to senior engineers and leadership
  • Collaborate with suppliers, internal laboratories and test track facilities to ensure the successful completion of product development and validation testing
  • Work in a team environment to identify process improvements, product cost reductions, and reliability improvements


Basic Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from Kettering.
  • Available for Full-time employment during fall and spring semester (B-section Kettering).
  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required (please do not round).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Engineering knowledge and experience in product development from concept to product launch and product post launch engineering maintenance
  • Demonstrated problem solving and failure analysis skills
  • Self-motivated and possessing a drive for results

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: VEH CVT Commercial Vehicle Transmission

Job Level: Entry Level
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: 045804