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Lead Product Engineer

Jackson, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is looking for a Lead Product Engineer to join our team! This position is based at our Jackson MI facility.  Relocation assistance is available.

This Lead Engineer position shall lead innovation and/or new product development projects following a phase gated development approach (PreLaunch/ProLaunch) for the Aerospace market. The role requires the ability to apply sound mechanical engineering principles and basic electrical engineering principles enabling clean sheet design of mechanical and/or mechatronic products. Innovation of existing products or clean sheet design shall be completed to meet evolving additive manufacturing and more electrification market trends for hydraulic, fuel, and coolant systems. This role will also support the development of bill of materials and non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost estimates for new project bids and proposals.

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.

In this function you will:
  • Execute technical deliverables on large projects within the PROLaunch development process through the use of the Aerospace Common Engineering Standards.

  • Design and develop new products or re-design current products to meet customer requirements via cross functional collaboration with customers and an internal team including Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Program Management as well as product or process subject matter experts.

  • Identify project technical and schedule risks and quantify impact of realizing the risk.

  • Evaluate design trade-offs using Design for Six Sigma tools.

  • Develop project technical execution plans to meet customer requirements and quote the labor, material, and other direct costs (MODC) required to execute the development and qualification programs, addressing technical risks prior to qualification.

  • Apply statistical and analytical tools towards effective problem-solving and completion of project activities. 

  • Direct and support other global engineering resources for timely completion of project objectives.

  • Lead structured problem solving efforts and/ or failure analysis to solve issues in a timely manner.

  • Conduct internal, supplier, and customer design reviews.

  • Write test procedures and qualification reports in support of program deliverables.

  • Lead process improvement efforts at local or cross functional level.

  • Support product engineering function goals such as the review of engineering standards, engineering process improvements, and 5s.

  • Decompose system level requirements to assembly and component level critical to quality (CTQ) requirements.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • 5 years of experience in a Design Engineering or Engineering Manager of People role.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from accredited institution

  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Proficiency in CAD (CATIA V5 preferred)
  • Understanding of design evaluation techniques such as reliability analysis, statistical tolerance stack up, Failure Mode and Effect analysis (FMEA), etc.

  • Proficiency in Product Data Management systems for document control and workflow management (ENOVIA is a plus)

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite tools

  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from accredited institution

  • 6+ years of experience in Aerospace component design and development.

  • Product design experience with electro-mechanical products (Examples: Actuators, motors, sensors)

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt certified

  • Knowledge of fluid conveyance related products, manufacturing techniques and materials

  • Knowledge of analysis tools, boundary conditions, and constraints

Position Criteria:
  • Position requires interaction with customers, customer representatives, auditors, regulatory agencies and all internal departments/functions/levels.

  • Familiarity with continuous improvement tools such as value stream mapping, Kaizen, etc.

  • Ability to read and understand Drawings, Specifications, and Requirements

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and switch focus efficiently

  • Ability to compose clear and concise written communication

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.

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: 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: 062079