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Test Engineer

Jackson, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fluid  Electrical Distribution division is seeking an entry level Test Engineer to join our team. The position will be based at our Jackson, MI facility.
The Test Engineer is responsible for designing, troubleshooting and operating test fixtures for the purpose of testing of products.  Test both prototype and production hardware with a focus on safety and quality, verifying that it performs to the customer required specifications.  Study the specifications and examine the hardware.  Decide what data is needed and then identify the actual test methods, materials, fixtures and equipment required.  Modify test programming and data acquisition software, perform script based data evaluations.  Schedule and perform tests; keeping the customer up-to-date and presenting data to the requester. Maintain responsibility for all engineering details associated with the testing performed at this facility and others as needed to fulfill customer obligations.
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 maintain a safe working environment by providing adequate precautions to tests in process.
  • You will guide shift priorities and provide engineering technical expertise for test programs
  • You will design and coordinate build of test equipment integral to perform the required test. You will always design safety into every test and activity.
  • You will program LabVIEW software to support DAQ functions and test control.
  • You will perform technical testing and necessary research for capital equipment requests (CAR).
  • You will coordinate and maintain calibration activities.
  • You will seek to continually improve process, identify issues, develops and implements corrective actions.
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/Engineering Technology or Computer Science an accredited institution or will complete a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Engineering Technology or Computer Science from an accredited institution by December 2018.
  • 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:
  • 1-3 years of experience in a technical work environment via internship, classroom research.
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics, machining, pressure vessel design, CATIA design software, LabVIEW and Microsoft Office.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Ability to work alone without daily supervision.
  • Desire and willingness to quickly learn new products, technologies, and testing techniques.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to comprehend complex written instructions.

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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Entry Level
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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 059513