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Product Engineer

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


Job Description

Eaton Corporation, located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is looking for a Product Engineer to join our team.

We are looking for a Product Engineer to responsibly execute assigned tasks for one or more major engineering projects or several minor projects in full consideration of earliest completion, available resources and within budget constraints.

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.

In this function you will:
  • Participate in the development of new products or revisions to existing products to meet market needs, profitability goals, reliability requirements and manufacturing capability in accordance with standard development practices.
  • Initiate project plans, which include the scheduled actions and the resources required to meet the project objectives. Execute projects according to the established plan.
  • Write effective test requests for technicians to execute. Analyze results and clearly summarize the findings in technical reports.
  • Perform and document design calculations, generate CAD layouts, and verify all necessary tolerance stack ups for new designs and design revisions. Participate in product design reviews and follow through on recommended changes.
  • Work with manufacturing engineers and supply chain managers to assure manufacturability, cost effectiveness and reliability of the assigned product lines.
  • Maintain product design control, initiate and follow through on engineering changes, and verify all documentation of new designs or design changes is complete.
  • Assist the manufacturing function with the introduction of new products. Resolve design related production problems. Disposition material that does not conform to product specifications.
  • Assist the sales and marketing functions by effectively interacting with customers, reviewing applications, designing and testing customer prototypes, and resolving product performance deficiencies.
  • Resolve product performance issues through team-oriented problem solving and document according to the 8D process.
  • Initiate the generation of new ideas and document them appropriately for possible patent protection or to reserve as trade secrets.
  • Initiate and maintain the Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) related to new and existing products.
  • Maintain professional education through training opportunities in the field of her/his expertise.

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
  • No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidate must live within 50 miles of Eden Prairie, MN.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with office productivity software (word processors, spread sheets, databases, presentation graphics, etc.).
  • Proficiency with personal communication and productivity software (e-mail, internet meetings, scheduling, tasks, contact management, etc.).
  • Proficiency with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
  • Capable of writing clear and concise test plans and technical reports.
  • A working knowledge of engineering statistics, dynamic systems, finite element analysis and math modeling.
  • A knowledge of basic manufacturing methodology, quality control and inspection techniques, test systems, electronics and instrumentation, strength of materials and related metallurgy topics.

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.

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: 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: 071111