Lead Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Eaton's Electrical Division has an opening for




Senior Mechanical Engineer


The MTL Business Unit is part of Eaton’s Crouse Hinds series portfolio, manufacturing electrical products to control, operate and protect assets in harsh and hazardous environments. Our products are used in all types of locations (hazardous and general), from offshore oil and gas platforms, power production plants and petrochemical installations to pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and other manufacturing/process plants.

Location: Luton


Your key deliverables:


This role is for a mechanical design engineer primarily focusing on enclosures for rugged computers/displays for industrial applications in hazardous areas. The broader team works on a mix of products ranging from low volume, high value rugged industrial workstations, to high volume intrinsically safe isolators/barriers. You would be expected to participate and contribute to the design and review of these products. The ideal candidate will have experience of both high and low volume product development, with the corresponding relative focus on R&D vs manufacturing cost. A mix of experience of CNC and fabrication would be highly relevant, with knowledge of injection molding and additive technologies desirable.



  • Development of enclosures for rugged workstations and displays.

  • Active participation in a culture of continuous improvement, refining and defining procedures and processes to ensure good quality product meeting cost and time-to-market objectives.

  • Development and review of product designs. Familiarity with Solidworks tools.

  • Material/process selection compatible with REACH

  • Responsibility for the environmental testing of product designs supporting qualification/certification.

  • Engagement in the adoption of best practices.

  • Support concept/bids phase evaluation of projects with respect to task identification/estimation.

  • Participation in the definition of product roadmaps.

  • Maintaining an awareness of current industry trends and maintaining relationships with suppliers to make best use of emerging technologies.

  • Ensuring that Design to Cost, Design for Manufacture and Design for Test best practices are followed.




  • Degree level in Mechanical Engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Senior experience in mechanical engineering
  • Sheet metal fabrication and  plastic knowledge
  • CAD/CAM design  
  • Electronics packaging experience 
  • Knowledge of stress and thermal analysis,   DfM
  • Project Lead  - ability to influence, motivate junior members of the team




    What Eaton offers:




    • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

    • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is important for us

    • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important.

    • Learning & Development - we invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University




    About Eaton:




    Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.











    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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Organization: EPG CHD MTL Measurement Technology Limited

    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: No