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Manufacturing Engineer

Jackson, Mississippi
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

The Fuel & Motion Control Systems Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group, has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer. This position is 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.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Responsibility for process planning and design, tool development and inspection sheet documentation for production processes.
  • Direct supervision of hourly employees when Team Leader is absent.
  • Ownership of area First Pass Yield (FPY) metrics.
  • Use Problem Solving tools (8D, 5 Why’s, DMAIC) to identity corrective and preventive actions.
  • Timely processing of customer returns (RMA’s) with detailed failure analysis.
  • Identify and execute cost out initiatives through productivity improvements.
  • Support new product launches into production.
  • Perform daily process checks to ensure compliance by technicians.
  • Work with sustaining engineering and quality groups to review performance trends and develop counter measures.
  • Support for process safety and Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prevention initiatives.
  • Support role in training, counseling, and providing orientation to personnel to resolve work problems and to assure shift efficiency and effectiveness.
  • When called upon, administer personnel policies for the shift. Recommend changes in employee status such as reclassifications and promotion.
  • Adhere to the labor agreement and participate in the grievance procedure.
  • Participation in problem solving teams to resolve production and design problems with products.
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate detailed phases of project assignments involving the utilization of a team of people.
  • Assist in evaluation of production schedules and effective utilization of materials, manpower and equipment to meet production schedules; analysis of production delays, high cost operations, etc., and determination of appropriate remedial action.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 months of engineering experience (including co-op/internship experience).
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Candidates must reside within a 50 mile radius of the Jackson, MS facility to be considered.
  • 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:

  • Minimum 2 years of engineering experience (including co-op/internship experience).
  • Prior Aerospace industry experience a plus.
  • Experience with Assembly and/or Test Operations.
  • Prior experience working in a Union Environment.
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience a plus.


Position Criteria:

  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results driven.
  • Knowledge of product and manufacturing process.
  • Process-oriented and ability to contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead change in a team environment.
  • Ability to build effective teams; creative thinker.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to think strategically and influence others’ decision-making.
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn aerospace hydraulics products and processes.
  • Ability to quickly analyze, identify, and implement opportunities and corporate initiatives for improvement that have measurable dollar impact each year.
  • Customer-focused and detail-oriented.
  • Collaborative style and ability to work cross-functionally.

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 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: 049816