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Operations Coordinator - Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Southfield, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) is currently seeking an Operations Coordinator for our Southfield MI facility.
Position overview:
The Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) of Eaton has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Coordinator who is passionate about Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) technologies.  Launched in July 2016 within Eaton’s Southfield Innovation Center, the AM CoE has an aggressive plan to commercialize 3D printed products for Aerospace and other applications.  Plans are underway to get the facility ready for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of these applications.  The Operations Coordinator will play an integral role ensuring efficient operations of AM CoE while the scale-up is underway and beyond, and thus, will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of Eaton’s efforts in Additive Manufacturing. 
The Operations Coordinator – Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of the CoE.  This position requires a customer-focused attitude with a sense of urgency, attention to detail, and learning orientation. This position is expected to perform in a dynamic, safe, collaborative environment with cross-functional teams, researchers, engineers and customers across Eaton. The CoE houses an array of metal and polymer 3D printing equipment and supports businesses across Eaton for a variety of needs ranging from rapid prototyping to the development of flight critical Aerospace components.  The Operations Coordinator will ensure the efficient and effective execution of business processes in AM CoE to serve these needs.
The position reports to the AM CoE Operations Lead, and will be an integral member of the AM CoE operating team.  He/she will have extensive support network from Corporate Research & Technology, Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Application development Integrated Product Teams and other business unit teams active in Additive Manufacturing across Eaton.
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Essential Functions:
  • Assists in the estimation of the cost and lead time for services requested from the CoE
  • Assists in the build file preparation for the 3D printers, while utilizing the appropriate CAD/CAM software (e.g., Magics, Solidworks, Mastercam)
  • Responsible for materials management (e.g., procurement, inventory).  Responsible for receiving in metal powder used in additive manufacturing, performing incoming quality assurance tests, and managing powder inventory
  • Maintains the documentation associated with the builds across the entire work flow starting from the request to shipment of parts
  • Coordinates the shipment of the printed parts, including expediting as needed to meet customer requirements
  • Assembles the data needed for billing the customers
  • Implements tracking mechanisms to ensure adherence to P/M activities, and the service documentation
  • Cross-trains on equipment in AM CoE to serve as a back-up resource to operate the equipment as needed, to ensure business continuity
  • Maintains operational metrics for AM CoE operations; identifies opportunities for improvement
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year of hands-on experience in 3D printing
  • No relocation is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of Southfield, MI will be considered.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
  • This position requires us 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: (Not required to be qualified for the role)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with CAD/CAM software packages used in 3D printing
  • 1 year of industrial and/or manufacturing experience
Position Success Criteria:
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving ability and sense of urgency
  • Proactive & critical thinker with strong analytical capabilities
  • Confidence in making quick and effective decisions. Takes initiative without being asked
  • Gains the respect and confidence of others. Builds constructive and effective relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Tech savvy & quick learner with equipment and software tools
  • Passion for Additive Manufacturing

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: CTO Corporate Technology Office

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: No

Requisition ID: 046828