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Senior Product Engineer - Sustaining

Jackson, Michigan


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is looking for a Senior Product Engineer – Sustaining to join our team! This position is based at our Jackson MI facility.

Position Overview:

Eaton Aerospace is looking for a highly-motivated engineer to be the focal point for our coupling product line high performance work team.  This role will be responsible for design authority oversight of our extensive conveyance product line and will work with a cross-functional team to ensure smooth operation of our manufacturing process.  Key tasks include problem-solving of systemic issues, disposition of discrepant material, review of customer requirements for compliance, and identification of product improvements and implementation of corrective actions.  Embedded with the manufacturing team the sustaining engineer will support fast response calls and be expected to use sound engineering judgment to rapidly address business critical operations. 


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:
  • Participate on continuous improvement teams for Quick Disconnect, Fuel Duct, Swivel, and Rynglok product lines as product engineering representative.  Work in team environment to meet plant driven metrics for quality, safety, delivery, performance, and inventory.

  • Champion product engineering driven cost out projects for hose, tube and fitting product engineering to meet annual cost out target for the department.  Provide design and product engineering support for cost out initiatives driven from other departments such as manufacturing and supply chain.

  • Serve as primary contact for buyers for issues requiring product engineering review for conformance to requirements, change requests, clarifications, etc.

  • Complete product engineering actions to support the daily defective material review (DMR) process on the production floor along with quality and manufacturing engineering.  Update engineering documentation as needed.

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

  • Provide initial engineering review of customer returned material, work with lead engineers, quality engineers, and customers to determine root cause of failure.  Produce failure analysis reports as needed.

  • Lead problem solving activities and projects involving design and configuration of existing product.  These may be initiated out of the continuous improvement teams, customer returns, supply chain issues, etc.  Project scope may include redesign, change management, qualification test plan development and execution.

  • Support product engineering functional goals such as the review of engineering standards, engineering process improvements, and 5S

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

  • Participate in process improvement efforts.
  • Participate in new product development design reviews.  Provide input from day to day experience.  Learn from lead engineers for personal development for future roles.

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:
  • 2+ years’ experience in an Engineering or Manager of People role.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • 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.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered

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

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

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

  • Proficiency in CAD (CATIA V5 preferred)
  • Exposure to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

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

  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) background
Position Criteria:
  • Familiarity with Product Data Management (PDM) systems for documentation control and workflow management

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

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

Requisition ID: 065618