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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

North Charleston, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Charleston, SC facility.
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 apply technical skills for performance and production problem resolution of products and related components with relatively little guidance.
    a. Cost reduction
    b. Standardization of similar products
  • You will support internal & External Customer Satisfaction
  • You will follow compliance with ISO requirements
  • You will serve as a technical contact with internal and external customers, manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, product support, material, and suppliers insuring their satisfaction.
  • You will implement performance, cost, quality and consistency improvements in products and process during and after their design phase.
  • You will analyze data from OEM returned products, and implement improvements to increase the processing yield and quality of the components, minimizing the number of returned units.
  • You will evaluate data from mechanical components to implement improvements to increase the producibility of the components, minimizing the assembly and test cycle times.
  • You will be prepared to work some extended hours, when necessary, to complete a task.
  • You will be able to work in a team environment and demonstrate support of Eaton lean and continuous improvement principles; teamwork, cooperation, respect, and integrity.
  • You will create new and revise existing manufacturing process plans to accomplish manufacturing with the least amount of waste and best quality possible.
  • You will develop technical expertise on hydraulic and pneumatic products with emphasis on producibility and first time pass.
  • You will collaborate with peers and management to develop key goals and objectives, and corresponding metrics, to be completed during a determined period (usually one year). Review and amend these actions as appropriate. Focus on timely achievement of these goals. 
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.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience in a machining environment required
  • 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
Position Criteria:
  • Knowledge in Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen events, and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Familiarity/experience with continuous improvement and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Good technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Good verbal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computer based methods and tools.
  • Familiarity with SPC principles and methods
  • Ability to work well with others in the areas of teamwork and communication.
  • Ability to logically solve problems and to keep projects moving in an orderly and structured fashion.
  • Involvement in successful process definition and re-engineering, a plus.
  • Experience in cross-functional teaming, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ISO-9001.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.S. Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering is preferred
  • 8+ years of prior Manufacturing Machining Engineering experience
  • Subject Matter expertise in a minimum of two of the following material removal processes:  turning, milling (3-5 axis), grinding (ID, OD, and Centerless), broaching, hobbing, and honing.
  • Hands on mechanical/manufacturing experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership and teaming skills, solid analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Working knowledge of machining production processes, lean manufacturing and quality control techniques, 5S, Six Sigma, and Quality systems (e.g. QS 9000, ISO 14001, ISO-9001, AS9100) preferred.
  • PMP Certification
  • Experienced in additional CAM software such as:  GibbsCAM / Master CAM
  • Vericut knowledge and application
  • Experience with Fixed and Controlled Processes
  • Experience with PPAP
  • CMM Programming Experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 058531