Senior Design Engineer - Hydraulics/Valves
The Eaton Havant Site Are currently recruiting for a:
Senior Hydraulic Design Engineer - Aerospace
The Primary Functions:
A senior engineer who is capable of applying analytical skills to the design of Electro-hydraulic components and systems, with the ability to think across product design boundaries.
Project manage the design of new hydraulic valves and systems to meet customer requirements and bring them to production in a timely and cost effective manner.
Provide leadership, mentoring junior engineers and deputising for the engineering manager when required.
Lead product design improvements and cost reductions, from concept through design review, approval and entry into market.
Provide technical support on issues relating to the design, production and application of Hydraulic valves, motors and pumps within the Havant product range.
Oversee the development and set up of hydraulic test rigs to test new and improved products.
Ensure hydraulic test rigs and test equipment are kept current and maintained correctly
Abides with Eaton’s ethical code of conduct and ensure all ethical and working practices comply with health , safety, legal and environmental requirements and regulations.
Design new and modified valves using 3D CAD (ProE experience an advantage) .
Able to appraise drawings, reports, change requests ( ECOs) and BOMs for clarity, completeness and conformity to standards, procedures and specifications.
Involvement in cost reduction programs for new and existing products to ensure the best cost effective solutions are achieved through the application of Lean principles.
Create and review written test plans and test reports for products under test.
Update and maintain the departments procedures and working practice documents
Provide engineering support to manufacturing, to facilitate effective production of new products and problem solve issues with parts in manufacture.
Work with existing staff to introduce new and updates to existing products.
Preparation and operation of test rigs for functional performance , endurance , and fatigue testing.
Data acquisition and storage from units under test ( experience of Lab View software an advantage).
Maintain laboratory equipment and support improvements to the laboratory test facility.
Awareness of health , safety and environmental procedures and UK and EU regulations.
Provide technical support to Sales and marketing.
Undertake additional duties and/or projects as designated by management within the job holders agreed capabilities.
Some travel may be required to locations within Europe, Asia and the USA to provide engineering support to customers, and participate in other inter-site company activities.
Please note we are open to speaking to candidates who have/have not designed hydraulics and valves,
Candidates must have actioned test process
Candidates must have worked with hydrualic systems
Candidates must have worked with data communications
Have a achieved a BSc in Mechanical Engineering or an HNC/HND plus at least 5 years relevant experience in a senior engineering role .
Perform and verify accuracy of calculations.
Coordinate prototype manufacture and monitor testing to assure compliance to established requirements.
Have a practical and theoretical understanding of Hydraulic systems.
Have an appreciation of common industrial / automotive field level networks such Controller Area Network (CAN) protocols.
Experience and use of basic programming software such as Labview would be an advantage.
Able to provide technical guidance to other professional engineers.
Have proven experience of project management within an engineering function.
Able to perform and verify designs using calculations, and an understanding of analysis programs such as FEA, and CFD would be an advantage..
Possess commercial awareness when assessing new and potential adaptations to product design.
Experience of strategic business planning, management and budgets.
Experience of managing (small) teams.
Solid analytical skills including a working knowledge of general mathematics and physics principles.
Familiar with the requirements of ISO9001 and ISO14001
Understanding of EU regulations especially relating to compliance to the Machinery Directive an advantage
Knowledge of electronic control systems an advantage
Looking for new challenges with a drive for getting results
Must be able to communicate confidently at all levels both to customers and internal staff, presenting engineering information that can be understood by a wide audience, across different functions and levels.
Manufacturing experience of CNC machine tools desirable
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Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control
Job Level: Individual Contributor
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