Lead Systems Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Group is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer to join our team!

This position can be located at our division headquarters in Fort Worth, TX or can be based virtually.


The Lead Systems Engineer is responsible for design and certification of Aerospace hydraulic systems. The individual will be responsible for architecture design and studies, requirements development and flow-down, system integration, and certification compliance. The position will

coordinate across the Fuel & Motion Control Systems Division (FMC) Hydraulic sites to support these projects.


A successful candidate will need knowledge and have prior experience of Aerospace hydraulic and actuation systems and components be able to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, and lead system and sub-system level projects.


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 provide technical leadership for systems and sub-system programs as part of the IPT.
  • You will execute on systems engineering functional capabilities including: requirements development including flow-down and traceability; system architecture design and analysis; project engineering; control system design; system integration and verification; requirements compliance; certification compliance; functional competency aligned with the Eaton Industrial Sector Centers of Excellence for modeling and simulation, reliability, maintainability, safety, motors, electronics, firmware and software.
  • You will lead proposal preparation and execution of technical proposal and engineering schedules and hour estimates to support the commercial response. 
  • You will prepare and review project related documentation to ensure completeness and quality.
  • You will prepare presentations for Eaton leadership and representation at customer meetings as a technical expert.  Highlight issues and manage customer requirements when necessary.
  • You will develop standard processes, standards, and working instructions including the Eaton Aerospace Common Engineering Standards (ACES)
  • You will promote and use DFSS within the systems engineering function.
  • You will work directly with internal and external customers, suppliers, project engineers, design engineers, test engineers, COE functional leads, program management, and other product team members to develop systems and products.
  • You will develop tools, design methods, analysis and verification techniques to ensure efficient and accurate system architectures and predictions.

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


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Required (Basic) qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of system, product design, development, and/or production design problem resolution experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience on aerospace hydraulic systems and/or electrical actuation systems
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship now or in the future.
  • 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.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 5 years of technical leadership in aerospace hydraulic and/or actuation systems
  • Design for Six Sigma or Six-Sigma (DMAIC) Greenbelt
Position Success Criteria:
  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills working with a cross-functional team.
  • Strong communication and collaboration with internal and external customers.
  • High level of creativity and strategic thinking
  • Experience with the following:
    • Requirements development including product flow-down and traceability
    • System architecture design and analysis
    • Project engineering
    • Control system design
    • System integration and verification
    • Requirements compliance
    • Certification compliance – SAE ARP 4754A
    • Product design and certification aligned with hydraulic and/or electrical actuation components

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?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time