Lead Test Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Fuel & Motion Controls Systems division, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking a Lead Test Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility.

The Lead Test Engineer is responsible for providing engineering team leadership and technical direction for the development, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software for the new product development of aerospace electro-mechanical actuation products from proposal through initial production. In this role, you will drive value to the project team by developing test procedures, scripts, and fixtures, as it pertains to system and component design development and deployment.

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 plan and execute the activities for identifying, procuring, installing, and debugging new test methods, equipment, and data acquisition systems with specialized sensors and signal conditioning.

  • You will develop and apply the technical and diagnostic skills to verify functionality of test equipment.

  • You will create technical project plans and oversees the validation activities for new testing concepts.

  • You will oversee development testing and review engineering test data to ensure product requirement compliance.

  • You will improve existing testing systems and processes.

  • You will champion process adherence and improvement across the engineering organization and enforces adherence to processes and standards on assigned programs. 

  • You will assist with continuous improvement through writing new processes and/or improving existing processes or standards.

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

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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior Aerospace experience.
  • Prior Test Engineering experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Hydraulic Actuators
  • Ability to use CAD program for fixture design and development.
  • Experience developing data acquisition and control systems using National Instruments and MATLAB respectively.
  • Experience writing clear and concise test procedures and SOPs.
Position Success Criteria:
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, engineers, customers or the general public.

  • Ability to manage assigned tasks and team tasks to meet schedule and budget.

  • Ability to analyze and/or interpret customer design specifications.

  • Ability to define problems, analyze data and draw valid conclusions that result in solid recommendations.

  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of energy and personal drive.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong project management and organization skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and technical documents.


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 FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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