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Lead Engineer - New Product Development

Jackson, Mississippi


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fuel Motion Control Division is seeking a Lead Engineer for our New Product Development team. The Lead Engineer will be based in Jackson, MS.
The Jackson facility has approximately 500 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of Aerospace hydraulic components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets.  
Positon Overview:
The Lead Engineer will be responsible for performing engineering assignments involving considerable responsibility, including design and design analysis of complex products, analysis of engineering problems, the development of significant criteria to support design concepts.  This is an experienced level position in a team devoted to meeting customer demands by designing and certification testing hydraulic components for specific applications on various commercial and military aircraft. Products include electric motor pumps, engine driven pumps, hydraulic motors, hydraulic heat exchangers, and hydraulic reservoirs.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs a variety of design and engineering calculations generally involving the application of advanced but standard mathematical formulas and available tabled or charted data.  May derive formulas for the set up and solution of engineering problems.
  • Preparation of test procedures and specifications in conjunction with engineering assignment. 
  • Advise laboratory personnel relative to equipment operation, test requirements and procedures, etc. 
  • Evaluate test results to determine the adequacy of equipment design and/or determine if design modifications are needed.
  • Manage engineering service group resources that are conducting tasks such as drafting or analysis.  
  • Analyze and prepare designs for component or subassemblies, standard products, or simple systems to develop criteria for determining design modifications. 
  • Drive cost reduction results through analysis and preparation of engineering change proposals.  Evaluate and establish root cause and corrective actions for unit non-conformances. 
  • Address problems/issues through root cause and corrective actions.  
  • Develop design concepts and prepare layouts using ProEngineer to check operational feasibility. 
  • Prepare a variety of detailed engineering drawings that fully define the piece parts of this design concept while utilizing accepted manufacturing practices. 
  • Prepare engineering proposals by compiling, preparing and providing technical data. 
  • Estimate engineering effort required for new projects and outline the proposed design concept accurately enough for the unit cost to be estimated.
  • Coordinate various phases of large scale design projects at a technical level compatible with this classification including recommending scope of project, cost and schedule estimates, developing a design to meet specifications, liaison with other concerned activities, etc.
  • Prepare and conduct design reviews and design discussions directly with the customer with no guidance or oversight. These meetings are to be conducted in such a way as to be seen by the customer as technically competent within the field of hydraulic components.
  • Mentor less senior engineers and possibly have less senior engineers as direct reports.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of 50 miles of Jackson, MS 39206 will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Master’s Degree in engineering.
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling and the creation of detailed drawings.
  • Knowledge of standard aerospace manufacturing processes and ability to design for manufacturability.
  • Knowledge of typical DFSS tools and processes such as design of experiments, statistical analysis, Tolerancing, etc.
  • Experience with project and schedule management.
  • Knowledge of aerospace component test methods and capabilities.
Position Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Ability to interpret aerospace technical requirement, knowledge of industry standard requirements, and ability to flow system and component requirements down to sub-components.

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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: 049681