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Product Engineer

Searcy, Arkansas


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulic Power Motion Control Division is seeking a Product Engineer. The Product Engineer will be based in Searcy, AR.
Positon Overview:
The Product Engineer will be responsible for executing assigned tasks for one or more major engineering projects or several minor projects in full consideration of earliest completion, available resources and within budget constraints.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the development of new products or revisions to existing products to meet market needs, profitability goals, reliability requirements and manufacturing capability in accordance with standard development practices.
  • Initiate project plans, which include the scheduled actions and the resources required to meet the project objectives. Execute projects according to the established plan.
  • Write effective test requests for technicians to execute. Analyze results and clearly summarize the findings in technical reports.
  • Perform and document design calculations, verify all necessary tolerance stack ups for new designs and design revisions. Participate in product design reviews and follow through on recommended changes.
  • Work with manufacturing engineers and supply chain managers to assure manufacturability, cost effectiveness and reliability of the assigned product lines.
  • Maintain product design control, initiate and follow through on Engineering changes, and verify all documentation of new designs or design changes is complete.
  • Assist the manufacturing function with the introduction of new products. Resolve design related production problems. Disposition material that does not conform to product specifications.
  • Assist the sales and marketing functions by reviewing applications, designing and testing customer prototypes, and resolving product performance deficiencies.
  • Resolve product performance issues through team oriented problem solving and document according to the 8D process.
  • Initiate the generation of new ideas and document them appropriately for possible patent protection or to reserve as trade secrets.
  • Initiate and maintain the Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) related to new and existing products.
  • Maintain professional education through training opportunities in the field of his/her expertise.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science degree in  Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Experience with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with basic manufacturing methodology, quality control and inspection techniques, test systems, electronics and instrumentation, strength of materials and related metallurgy topics.
  • Experience with Pro/Engineer or Creo.
  • Proficiency with office productivity software (word processors, spread sheets, databases, presentation graphics, etc.).
  • Proficiency with personal communication and productivity software (e-mail, internet meetings, scheduling, tasks, contact management, etc.
  • Capable of writing clear and concise test plans and technical reports.
  • A working knowledge of engineering statistics, dynamic systems, finite element analysis and math modeling.
Position Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

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 PMC Power Motion Control

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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046387