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Manufacturing Engineer

South Bend, Indiana


Job Description

Eaton’s North American Truck Division within the Vehicle Group is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer. This position will be based at our South Bend, Indiana facility. 


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for providing plant manufacturing and maintenance engineering support. In this role, you will lead projects to achieve plant goals in safety, quality, delivery and cost, in a manner consistent with South Bend’s designation as Eaton’s Forging COE (Center of Excellence). Works closely with Divisional Advanced Manufacturing and Program Management functions to create and implement new manufacturing processes.


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 support the maintenance and integration of automation programs. Comprehensively spec robotics applications for a given process
  • You will train personnel in robotics maintenance
  • You will utilize PROLaunch (as required) to support profitable, reliable and on-time launch of automation projects within the facility.  (NPD, STP, etc)
  • You will support Divisional Advanced Manufacturing studies for capacity analysis and new technologies
  • You will identify process inefficiencies or improvements, and formulate comprehensive business cases to address these
  • You will partner with the Quality function to provide support for automated data collection and analysis activities. Proficient with PLC programming
  • You will monitor forging processes, reconciles irregularities through SPCs and Six Sigma methodologies. Demonstrates ability to understand source(s) of variation by applying Six Sigma methodologies. Understands application of SPC and gage R&R
  • You will maintain and develop robotics Machine FMEAs
  • You will apply Eaton MESH regulations to ensure automation projects are launched safely.
  • You will need working knowledge of Gage R&R, SPC, Six Sigma, and PPAPs
  • You will program and troubleshoot automation cells

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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year manufacturing engineering experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Metallurgical experience is a plus
  • 2-5 years of manufacturing engineering experience 
  • Working knowledge of Pro/E, or similar parametric CAD package
  • Basic tooling/applications knowledge
  • 6 sigma methodology and tools
  • Cost estimating and Budgeting
  • General understanding of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems
  • Forging production techniques and technologies
  • Formal problem solving (8D’s, root-cause & countermeasure, 6 Sigma)
  • Lean manufacturing tools and implementations
  • General familiarity with Quality systems
  • Understanding of metal material flow
  • Utilize DFORM software
  • Forge die design experience


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: VEH NAT North America Truck

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: 065160