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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Van Wert, Ohio


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulic Fluid Conveyance Division is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. The position will be based at our Van Wert, OH facility.
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for the for the creation, ownership, and improvement of processes plant-wide. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be guiding/supporting in a teaming environment. You will also have responsibilities across the plant including the following activities: safety, cost reduction / cost out projects, product cost estimating, developing and maintaining production standards and standard work. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will assist in the coordination of the capital spending program, insuring accuracy of BOM and routings within ERP system, and assisting in new product launch during and after implementation.
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.
  • You will support cost reduction projects, value testing and economic programs in order to reduce labor and burden costs.
  • You will own, prepare, and maintain all production standard work and production documentation, conduct regular standard work checks.
  • You will develop, maintain, and improve plant/work cell layouts.
  • You will ensure that process improvements are accurately reflected in product costs and labor and material standards.
  • You will participate in ergonomics team meetings with goal of identifying and eliminating ergonomics risks.
  • You will evaluate customer returns for root cause and corrective actions, utilizing formal problem solving tools such as 8D studies, PFMEA’s, Control plans, etc. and being able to tie this evaluation back to operations standard work and product documentation.
  • You will Support new product / process development utilizing ProLaunch.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of manufacturing 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 1 year of experience with CNC programming.
  • Experience managing projects and/or teams.
  • Familiarity with Lean tools.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating and cost out skills / tools required.
  • Knowledge and application of problem solving tools and methodologies.
  • Proficiency with various computer software and applications such as CAD/CAM, Excel, Word, MS Project, Minitab.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


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 FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

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: 055292