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Aerospace Polymer Additive Manufacturing Engineering Specialist

Southfield, Michigan; Eastanollee, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; Beltsville, Maryland; Bethel, Connecticut; Torrance, California; Camarillo, California; Irvine, California; North Charleston, South Carolina; Glenolden, Pennsylvania; Los Angeles, California; Euclid, Ohio


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is seeking an Aerospace Polymer Additive Manufacturing Engineering Specialist to join our team. The position will be based in Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Torrance, CA; Camarillo, CA; Southfield, MI; Jackson, MI; Jackson, MS; Eastanollee, GA; Glenolden, PA; Grand Rapids, MI; Euclid, OH; North Charleston, SC; Bethel, CT; OR our Beltsville, MD facility.

Do you have significant new product development experience and at least 2 years’ experience working with additive manufacturing and hold a degree in Material Science or Engineering? Eaton Corporation is seeking an AM Engineering specialist to join the team. The role involves identification and development of opportunities for polymer AM products in the company’s Aerospace Business.


A person with an innovative engineering mindset and a passion for AM product development is sought as the role involves applying AM to provide new solutions harnessing the advantages the technology has over conventional approaches.  The AM Specialist will be required to successfully communication the vision across the Aerospace business.


The successful applicant will work with the Additive Center of Excellence in Southfield Michigan and the global Aerospace engineering team developing and executing Eaton’s strategic plans for their polymer AM activities.

The Aerospace Polymer Additive Manufacturing Engineering Specialist is responsible for identifying and developing specific Additive Manufacturing opportunities in the Aerospace Polymer Business.  The role will work closely with the Commercial team, Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and customers.  Position includes defining the Additive Manufacturing strategy for Polymers, identifying specific targets, guiding the development and managing the customer engagement. Individual must have a strong innovative engineering acumen who has the technical capability to leverage the capabilities of Additive Manufacturing to identify new innovative solutions, including metal to polymer conversions.  This includes influencing the design working with the engineering team. The role will support the development of these opportunities serving as both the applications engineer and PreLaunch program manager who guides the IPT teams during PreLaunch development.
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  • You will Develop new solutions utilizing the capability of Additive Manufacturing that offer significant advantages over conventional approaches in speed, cost and/or performance .
  • You will envision new innovative solutions that have not previously been identified that are enabled by additive manufacturing and “sell” the vision to the team .
  • You will work with the CRT, Additive Center of Excellence (both Southfield Michigan and Pune India), and external partners to develop the processes required to develop and commercialize identified targets.
  • You will develop the strategy, roadmap and execution plan for leveraging the capabilities of polymer additive manufacturing within the business.
  • You will recommend design solutions, influence the final design construct, connect targets to the appropriate Additive Manufacturing Process.
  • You will guide the effort to deploy polymer AMFG across the organization including ensuring the continued education of the cross-functional organization.  This includes formal and informal training on the various Additive Manufacturing Technologies.
  • You will support internal/external innovation workshops to identify potential game-changing solutions enabled by Additive Manufacturing, prioritize them, and hold gate reviews to ensure business alignment and support.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Material Science or Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of product development experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of additive manufacturing experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Irvine, CA 92618; Los Angeles, CA 90039; Torrance, CA 90502; Camarillo, CA 93010; Southfield, MI 48076; Jackson, MI 49203; Jackson, MS 39206; Eastanollee, GA  30538; Glenolden, PA 19036; Grand Rapids, MI 49512; Euclid, OH 44117; North Charleston, SC 29418; Bethel, CT 06801; OR Beltsville, MD 20705 will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in polymer material science or engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in aerospace polymer new product development.
  • Experience managing a cross-functional technical team to develop concepts into solutions. 
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Demonstrated ability to invent to create innovative solutions.
  • Demonstrated management skills. 
  • Proven track record of driving change.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute technology development plans.

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Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER Aerospace Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 055576