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Manufacturing Engineer

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer. The position is located at the Grand Rapids, MI Facility.


The Manufacturing Engineer reports to the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Responsible for supporting production teams in day to day manufacturing and product engineering problem solving while driving continuous improvement for their assigned area of responsibility.  Assignments will focus on process improvements, cost reduction, and technical support for Eaton’s Grand Rapids products, which would include but is not limited to Motor Controllers, DC Motors, electrical boards, gears, ball screws, no-back mechanisms, clutches, brakes, motors (mechanical aspects), housings, electronic enclosures, bearings, pins, screws and other related components.


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 lead formal root cause and corrective action activities on production processes and design problems. 

  • You will coordinate with internal and external customers to execute solutions. 

  • You will drive product improvements and cost reduction through engineering analysis.

  • You will collaborate with cross-functional team of peers and staff, to develop and execute Continuous Improvement plans; that result in safer, faster and higher quality producing processes at lower manufacturing cost.

  • You will participate in Continuous Improvement Events and utilize lean tools in Value Stream Mapping, 5S+, Standard Work, Error Proofing and other lean tools as required to achieve the plant objectives.

  • You will design, model and implement production tools, fixtures and or shop aids to reduce or eliminate manufacturing safety hazards such as ergonomic risk. Improve process safety.

  • You will develop and maintain process work instructions, manufacturing routings, and product Bill Of Materials (BOM). Provide manufacturing process training as required to ensure accuracy and compliance to manufacturing standards.

  • You will provide timely disposition of non-conforming materials (NCM), discrepant material reports (DMR), and implement root cause corrective actions relative to process improvement opportunities.

  • You will execute manufacturing changes required to implement design changes.

  • You will lead and or support the design, selection and or implementation of capital equipment projects.

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 Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 3 months of manufacturing or product design experience including internship/Co-op

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience with designing and /or building mechanical components and systems.

  • Experience creating models and drawings using Pro/E, Catia, or other similar tool.

  • Excellent facilitation skills, project management skills, and drive for results.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership 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 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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 069752