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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Bethel, Connecticut
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fluid and Electrical Distribution Division is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be based at our Bethel, CT facility.  
Position Overview:
This position provides Manufacturing Engineering support functions to all phases and acts as a liaison between design engineering and production. Additionally, and on the same responsibility level, the person in this role will participate in new product development and cost out, configuration management, BOM’s, and MFG-Pro structuring updates. Support plant leadership in achieving business and financial goals by developing and maintaining robust manufacturing processes and leading continuous improvement / cost out initiatives across the organization. Execute the organizational strategic plan consistent with established industry standards, government regulations and customer requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Write new production routings for new products, establishing labor time standards for each operation. Periodically review actual labors and update routings to conform or improve technique to reduce labor.
  • Update active routings including proceedings, times (labor), documents included, such as special procedures, and tooling design, make and update. Also work on procedures to help integration of 3D printers into new product development and tool design.
  • Develop and maintain robust, cost efficient manufacturing processes and product structures consistent with corporate accepted Lean manufacturing practices. Perform root cause and failure analysis as required. Implement methods and practices to reduce variation. Demonstrate ability to understand source(s) of variation and identify impact of tolerance stacks in assemblies.
  • Participate in concurrent engineering efforts and critical design reviews to minimize product development costs and maximize useful life of products. Apply Design for Manufacturing and Value Engineering practices as applicable.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the needs of Manufacturing Support Group, i.e., welding, machine shop.
  • Act as technical liaison for products from inception through shipment to customer.
  • Compose Capital Appropriation Requests for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies.
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver to schedules on time.
  • Introduction of awareness to proper personnel of unsafe practices or environments.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • No relocation is being offered. Candidates must currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the Bethel, CT facility to be considered.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • 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 Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Experience with Lean/Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience utilizing 3D printers.


Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques.
  • Understanding of problem solving methodologies to determine root cause and corrective action - i.e. Thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, etc.
  • Understanding of engineering design and product reliability concepts.
  • Knowledge of industry and customer specific quality processes (i.e., ISO9001, AS9100 etc.).
  • Knowledge of product and end user application/specifications, including product testing requirements. (Design/process interface).
  • Ability to develop and make special tooling, hydraulics, test stands encompassing all disciplines, communications, purchasing and pricing methods.

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046657