Senior Engineer - Transitions

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace-Fluid Electrical Distribution division is currently seeking a Senior Engineer-Transitions to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, MI facility. Relocation is available.
The Lead Engineer-Transitions is responsible for design, specification, and implementation of safe and efficient manufacturing processes, including machine guarding and controls, tooling, fixtures, gauges, material handling, and process documentation. The transition Sr. Manufacturing Engineer will provide all support necessary with tooling design, manufacturing process support, and engineering technical expertise.
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 design, develop, implement, and improve safe and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes:
  • You will use MESH (Eaton Environmental, Safety and Health process), and other Eaton and industry standard practices
  • You will design processes to ensure that components and assemblies meet all internal and external customer quality specifications (Eaton Quality System, AS9100, and NADCAP).
  • You will ensure processes are efficient in terms of capital intensity and human resources by implementing Eaton Lean Six Sigma tools
  • You will design equipment, gauging, and tooling utilizing CATIA solid modeling software and other engineering analysis and design tools. Work with suppliers and purchasing to procure equipment, tooling, and supplies as required. Specific equipment requirements include manual assembly, semi-automatic equipment and pressure testing.
  • You will create and maintain PFMEAs, routers, equipment PMs, technique sheets, and equipment programs to ensure safety, quality, and cost targets are achieved. Proficient at AIAG or equivalent tools for Measurement System Analysis, Capability Analysis, SPC and FMEA
  • You will collect and analyze manufacturing data and metrics to aid in design and improvement of processes.
  • You will manage activities and budgets for manufacturing and process improvement projects, including the development of the project management requirements and all implementation documentation. Provide support to launch projects through ProLaunch team as required to achieve a flawless launch.
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 an Engineering or STEM Field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a manufacturing engineering, quality, product engineering, and/or industrial engineering role.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering
  • Equipment, tooling and fixture design and/or improvement with demonstrated results
  • Strong project and time management, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Proficient at AIAG or equivalent tools for Measurement System Analysis, Capability Analysis, SPC and FMEA
  • Mechanical and control knowledge for equipment troubleshooting and recommendation of improvements to product and process
  • Experience with NADCAP, customer quality/special process, or other industry-standard audits
  • Previous lean and/or six sigma certification, with demonstrated results
  • Experience in hose assembly, manual assembly/test, metal fabrication and bend, welding/brazing, chemical processes production processes
Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to travel up to 25% internationally and domestically
  • Innovation with documented invention disclosures leading to the possible application for US patents by corporate legal department
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, from production associates to the leadership team.
  • Strong project and time management, organizational, and analytical skills.


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 FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time