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Senior Product Design Engineer

Arden, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Distribution Assembly Division is currently seeking a Senior Product Design Engineer to be part of our Arden NC team.
The Senior Product Design (Mechanical) Engineer is responsible for performing a wide variety of engineering and technical tasks involving the application of engineering knowledge and the development of solutions to complex problems pertaining to products, materials, manufacturing processes, tests, and unique customer applications. 
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.
Essential Functions:
  • Assume design responsibility for MVC product line.  Execute all design, development, and related technical tasks required to maintain the product line.
  • Develop product designs which may require the implementation of unique solutions.
  • Initiate and prepare specifications for products, equipment, and processes while maintaining awareness and control of costs.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project schedules incorporating resource management and milestone deliverables.
  • Possess the appropriate project management skills to take the lead position on small to medium development projects.
  • Assume responsibility for appropriate testing and evaluation of products, parts, equipment, tools, and systems along with necessary corrective follow-up.
  • Be capable of writing articles for trade and technical publications, presenting papers and preparing patent disclosures.
  • Possess a working knowledge of all development/design related ISO procedures and Work Related procedures.
  • Support plant quality initiatives.
  • Support plant cost improvement objectives.
  • Support plant initiatives.
  • Other duties, projects as assigned.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in U.S. without company sponsorship.
  • Minimum two (2) years related design experience
  • Minimum five (5) years related design experience
  • Knowledge of Medium voltage control assemblies products.
  • Knowledge of and design experience of electrical components
  • Experience using Inventor or equivalent
Position Criteria
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in mechanical engineering principals, including vacuum interrupter device design, testing and construction.
  • Possess a sound working knowledge of pc software programs such as MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and adequate familiarity with AutoCAD Inventor to utilize it for the purposes of reviewing drawings and basic sketching.
  • DFSS – Design For Six Sigma
  • Possess sound problem solving skills and the ability to analyze product failure issues sufficiently to drive them to root cause.
  • Demonstrate fluid communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Willing to travel to support customers and product testing or standard committee work.
  • Possess adequate project management skills to direct the activities of project engineers and technicians for medium to large size projects.

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: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 055670