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Project Mechanical Engineer, High Speed Electro-Mechanical Actuation

Grand Rapids, Michigan; Los Angeles, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems division is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer, High Speed Electro-Mechanical Actuation to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility.
The Mechanical Engineer, High Speed Electro-Mechanical Actuation is responsible for providing engineering team leadership for the new product development of aerospace electro-mechanical actuation products from proposal through initial production.  In this role, you will provide mechanical design concepts and detailed design and analysis for new products.
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  • You will contribute to the growth of Eaton Actuation Systems Division through participation and contribution to process improvements, team activities, and goals.
  • You will establish a conceptual approach with the assistance of the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer and complete Engineering layouts and parts lists meeting schedule and budget goals.
  • You will prepare proposal drawings as required under the supervision of the Lead Mechanical Engineer.
  • You will perform a variety of design and engineering calculations generally involving the application of standard mathematical formulas or available data. May derive formulas for solution of engineering problems.
  • You will design and direct testing of development concepts. Participate in preparation of general test procedures and specifications in conjunction with engineering assignments.
  • You will advise laboratory personnel relative to equipment operation specifications, test requirements and procedures, etc., and assist in evaluation of test results to determine equipment design and material modification requirements with the support of the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer.
  • You will participate in the preparation of engineering proposals by compiling, preparing, and/or providing technical data.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in mechanical design, electro-mechanical actuation systems, and/or electrical mechanical power flow
  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling and the creation of detailed drawings
  • 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:
  • Masters’ of Engineering or Masters’ of Business Administration from an accredited institution
  • Ten (10) years of electro-mechanical design experience
  • Experience Pro/Engineering modeling and the creation of detailed drawings
  • Knowledge of standard manufacturing processes and ability to design for manufacturability
  • In depth knowledge of DFSS/DMAIC tools and processes such as design of experiments, statistical analysis, tolerancing, etc.
  • Experience with project and schedule management
  • Knowledge of aerospace component test methods and capabilities

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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?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 060614