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Chief Engineer

Irvine, California


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Chief Engineer to be part of our Irvine CA team.  Relocation assistance will be provided!!!
Position overview:
This position will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the design, analysis, and development of competitive fuel distribution and Aerial Refueling system solutions that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
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.
Essential Functions:
  • Ensures that technical, regulatory and commercial requirements are properly understood and that design implementations meet these requirements
  • Oversees the configuration and analysis of aircraft Fuel Distribution and Aerial Refueling products
  • Assists Site Product Engineering Manager on both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Supports the definition and execution of the Product and Technology roadmaps related to Fuel Distribution and Aerial Refueling products.
  • Communicates and coordinates with customer, program management, and government agencies technical representatives in determining program needs, and the analysis and resolution of specialized engineering problems.
  • Chairs Non-Advocate Reviews, Design reviews, and Technical Meetings.
  • Mentors less experienced project and design engineers including the Product and Design engineering teams at EIEC/EIIC
  • Leads and/or supports proposal technical activities for distribution and Aerial Refueling equipment.
  • Ensures adherence to Aerospace Engineering Common Standards (ACES) for product development of Fuel Distribution and Aerial Refueling equipment.
  • Represents Eaton Aerospace at technical conferences, University relations and technical literature publications.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Minimum 8 years in progressive experience in the aerospace industry with responsibility or design and development of aircraft fuel systems and components such as engine and airframe pumps and valves.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
Preferred Qualifications (Not required to be qualified for the job)
  • Master’s degree in Engineering and/or Registered Professional Engineer from an accredited institution
  • Experience and knowledge of aerospace industry, military specifications and Eaton products
Position Criteria
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills– both verbal and written, especially in area of interfacing with teams
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Knowledge of the aerospace product development process
  • A balance between strategic thinking/planning skills as well as decisiveness/achieving results.
  • Ability to assess solutions to complex technical issues
  • Strong leadership in promoting change to an integrated process environment; demonstrated ability in development of processes.


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: Team Leader/Supervisor
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: 070768