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Sustaining Engineer

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton is seeking a Sustaining Engineer to join our team located in Grand Rapids MI. 
The incumbent will lead momentum product improvement initiatives. Assignments will be predominantly focused on cost reduction, reliability, and quality improvements of Eaton’s Grand Rapids momentum products, which would include but is not limited to Motor Controllers, DC Motors, electrical boards, gears, ball screws, no-back mechanisms, clutches, brakes, motors (mechanical aspects), housings, electronic enclosures, bearings, pins, screws and other related components. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to provide technical support to the operations personnel, new product development team, procurement group, and customers as needed.
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:
  • Drive momentum product improvements for Retrofit, Modification, and Upgrade (RMU) projects and cost reduction through engineering analysis, redesign and verification.
  • Work with customer service to support customer product inquiries regarding momentum products.
  • Read and interpret internal and customer product specifications and make recommendations for enhancements based on engineering analysis.
  • Coordinate with internal and external customers to perform formal root cause and corrective action activities on production and fielded actuation product design problems.
  • Sustain product viability through proactive evaluation and redesign of hardware with obsolete components.
  • Work with Supply Chain, external suppliers, and High Performance work teams (HPWT) to support and drive product cost reduction initiatives and promote growth through product reliability and design quality improvements.
  • Perform VAVE activities in support of site profit plan goals.
  • Develop test plans, specifications and general test procedures for requalification activities;
  • Coordinate requalification testing, advise test personnel supporting efforts, evaluate test results and develop test reports.
  • Support Eaton MESH safety activities related to product design and design for manufacturability.
  • Support Senior Mechanical Engineers as directed.
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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of Catia, ProE, or other 3D design tool
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered
  • This position requires us 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:
  • Hands on experience with designing and /or building mechanical components and systems.
  • Experience with materials and processes utilized in aerospace applications.
  • Knowledge of FAA regulations as they pertain to part certification and repair station operations.

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 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 059539