Eaton Careers

Product Engineer

Jackson, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulic Division is currently seeking a Product Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson MI facility.
Position overview:
In this role, you will help to design and develop new hydraulic cylinders and to provide engineering support to existing products.
Essential functions for this role include but are not limited to:
  • Develop new products or bring improvements to existing products to meet market needs, profitability goals, reliability requirements and manufacturing capability in accordance with standard development practices.
  • Develop and master the engineering configurator tool to create new product structure. Provide operations support for generating automated Bill of Materials and routing instructions to the shop.
  • Maintain product design control, initiate and follow through on engineering changes, and verify all documentation of new designs or design changes is complete.
  • Work with manufacturing and supply chain departments to assure manufacturability, cost effectiveness and reliability of the assigned product lines. Perform trade off analysis and participate in VA/VE events.
  • Perform and document design calculations, generate CAD layouts, and verify all necessary tolerance stack ups for new designs and design revisions. Conduct product design reviews and follow through on recommended changes.
  • Maintain close liaison with the manufacturing function during the introduction and development of new products. Resolve design related production problems. Disposition material that does not conform to product specifications.
  • Maintain close liaison with the sales and marketing functions and end customers, as related to application reviews, new product requirements, major modifications of existing products, customer prototype qualification test requirements and resolving product performance deficiencies.
  • Resolve product performance issues through team oriented problem solving and document according to the 8D process.
  • Initiate and maintain the Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) related to new and existing products.
  • Look for market trends to initiate the generation of new ideas, and document them appropriately for possible patent protection.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of Product Engineering experience.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications: (Not required to be qualified for the role)
  • Master's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Cylinders product engineering experience
  • Hydraulics industry experience
  • Software programming experience
  • CAD modeling such as Solid WORKS or similar tool
Position Success Criteria:
  • Familiarity with DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) tools

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 052173