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Manufacturing Engineer

Jackson, Michigan
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division has an opening for Manufacturing Engineer. The position is located at the in the Jackson, MI facility.

The Manufacturing Engineer is functionally responsible to support the High-Performance Work team including day to day floor support, tooling design, gauging, quality, and efficiency. Process improvement through collection and analysis manufacturing data to improve safety, product quality, customer delivery, and cost reductions.  Provide on-floor process information for training and meeting engineering standards.  Support and provide production associates the tools required to perform the job in a manner to meet all requirements.  Support special process and customer audits. 


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 maintain and Improve safe and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes

  • You will use MESH (Eaton Environmental, Safety and Health process), and other Eaton and industry standard practices.

  • You will design processes to ensure that components and assemblies meet all internal and external customer quality specifications (Eaton Quality System, AS9100, and NADCAP).

  • You will ensure efficiency tied to capital intensity and human resources by utilizing Eaton LEAN and Six Sigma tools

  • You will be an active membership of a High Performance Work Team (HPWT)/Focus Factory  to support on-time delivery of customer orders through the manufacturing process excellence, including troubleshooting machine and tooling problems, supporting the DMR process, and implementing continuous flow concepts.

  • You will create and maintain FMEAs, process routers, equipment PMs and Process documents to ensure safety, quality, and cost targets are achieved.

  • You will troubleshoot, recommend and implement changes in products and processes to improve manufacturability and profitability (cost out).  Work directly with production associates, from all areas of the plant, in the implementation of projects to build an inclusive culture and processes that meet the needs of all employees and customers.

  • You will collect and analyze manufacturing data and metrics to aid in design and improvement of processes or products including scrap and defective material report (DMR) system.

  • You will manage activities and budgets for manufacturing and process improvement projects, including the development of the project management requirements and all implementation documentation.

  • You will provide functional and technical support to the HPWT within the assigned area of focus as well as the organization as required to support goals.

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 or related technical field from an accredited institution graduating no later than May 2019

  • Minimum 1 year of engineering or manufacturing experience including internship/Co-Op 

  • 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 that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of 50  miles of Jackson, MI will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, or other engineering discipline

  • Previous lean and/or six sigma certification, with demonstrated results preferred

  • Experience in high mix/low volume manufacturing environment preferred.

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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: 070658