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Manufacturing Engineer

Irvine, California
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Corporation, the Aerospace Group is currently recruiting for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to work in our Irvine, CA location.
This position will be responsible for providing support to new product development activities, providing support to customers, suppliers, partners and internal manufacturing cells and participates in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas.
Essential Functions:
  • Act as a technician liaison between Design Engineering and the production floor, as needed for activities such as problem solving, Kaizen events, set-up reduction, and supplier-related issues
  • Provides Engineering expertise as the liaison between Customers and Engineering for both the Aftermarket (FAR part 145 repair station) and the OEM
  • Responsible for driving improvement in the reliability, maintainability and cost effectiveness of aerospace components and subcomponents
  • Supports new program development and ‘Design for Manufacturability’ reviews
  • Interacts with Design Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain teams to ensure design for manufacturability of new products. Participates in design review process, and acts as a liaison for products from inception through shipment to customer.
  • Develop, prepare and maintain complete cost efficient manufacturing processes for product hardware of above average complexity in order to meet/exceed the departmental goals of L.U., MPS, and scrap and lead time
  • Design and implement routers, operations sketches, fixturing, and gages for safe and efficient manufacture, assembly, inspection and test of custom-engineered aerospace hardware
  • Develops and implements, test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions, training materials, technical publications (CMMs)
  • Provide support to floor issues with respect to assembly and test areas, as well as aftermarket support. Implement methods and practices to reduce variation
  • Assists others in root cause and failure analysis as required and develop root cause and corrective actions to resolve issues involving discrepant product or material
  • Promotes culture of Continuous Improvement and understand lean manufacturing techniques as they apply to eliminate waste and deliver products to customer’s expectations
  • Drive short-term and long-term improvements to achieve goals outlined on Value Stream Maps
  • Participates and leads/facilitates kaizen events and High Performance Work Team (HPWT) activities. Works on set-up reduction, TPM, 5S, and problem solving activities (including support the Six-Sigma activities).
  • Participates in the procurement and start-up of new capital equipment (including payback and net present value analysis) for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies as required
  • Evaluates and maintains time standards that produces increased productivity
  • Lead continuous improvement projects that support the Six-Sigma methodology
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering,Industrial Technology or Computer Science from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience in manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 1 year of tooling design experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with Lean/Continuous Improvement
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Irvine, CA will be considered for this position.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or 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.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities
  • Sound manufacturing background (Process Programming and Tooling)
  • Good communication, people & problem solving skills in order to establish and maintain strong & successful customer relationships
  • Understand shop capacity planning related to equipment, processes and manning
  • Must be mindful of process and test capabilities and recognize organizational core competencies
  • Demonstrates ability to understand source(s) variation and identify impact of tolerance stacks in assemblies
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Design for manufacturability experience
  • Previous operations or manufacturing engineering experience
  • Experience in the use of CAD, CATIA, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Lean practitioner and Six sigma black belt
  • Mechanical Engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering
  • 5 years of tooling design experience

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: 051857