Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid and Motion Controls Systems division, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Irvine, CA facility.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for providing support to new product development activities, providing support to customers, suppliers, partners and internal manufacturing cells and participates in continuous improvement activities in targeted areas.

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 act as a technician liaison between Design Engineering and the production floor, as needed for activities such as problem solving, Kaizen events, set-up reduction, and supplier-related issues

  • You will provide Engineering expertise as the liaison between Customers and Engineering for both the Aftermarket (FAR part 145 repair station) and the OEM

  • You will interact with Design Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain teams to ensure design for manufacturability of new products. Participates in design review process, and acts as a liaison for products from inception through shipment to customer.

  • You will develop, prepare and maintain complete cost efficient manufacturing processes for product hardware of above average complexity in order to meet/exceed the departmental goals of L.U., MPS, and scrap and lead time

  • You will design and implement routers, operations sketches, fixturing, and gages for safe and efficient manufacture, assembly, inspection and test of custom-engineered aerospace hardware

  • You will develop and implement test plans, standards and acceptance criteria, and procedures/work instructions, training materials, technical publications (CMMs)

  • You will participate and lead/facilitate kaizen events and High Performance Work Team (HPWT) activities, working on set-up reduction, TPM, 5S, and problem solving activities (including support the Six-Sigma activities).

  • You will participate in the procurement and start-up of new capital equipment (including payback and net present value analysis) for acquisition of equipment to support emerging and existing technologies as required

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

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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or Computer Science from an accredited institution is required

  • Minimum of three (3) years of engineering experience in manufacturing environment

  • Minimum of one (1) year of tooling design experience.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Irvine, CA will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States 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:
  • Previous operations or manufacturing engineering experience

  • Experience in the use of CAD, Solidworks, and/or CATIA

  • Experience with Lean/Continuous Improvement

  • Lean practitioner and Six Sigma black belt
  • Mechanical Engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Minimum of three (3) years of tooling design experience

  • Design for manufacturability experience
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Position Success Criteria:
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities

  • Ability to demonstrate sound manufacturing background (Process Programming and Tooling)

  • Ability to demonstrate strong communication, people & problem solving skills in order to establish and maintain strong & successful customer relationships

  • Ability to understand shop capacity planning related to equipment, processes and manning

  • Ability to be mindful of process and test capabilities and recognize organizational core competencies

  • Ability to understand source(s) variation and identify impact of tolerance stacks in assemblies

  • Ability to evaluate and maintain time standards that produces increased productivity

  • Ability to lead continuous improvement projects that support the Six-Sigma methodology

  • Ability to drive short-term and long-term improvements to achieve goals outlined on Value Stream Maps

  • Ability to provide support to floor issues with respect to assembly and test areas, as well as aftermarket support. Implement methods and practices to reduce variation

  • Ability to assist others in root cause and failure analysis as required and develop root cause and corrective actions to resolve issues involving discrepant product or material

  • Ability to promote culture of Continuous Improvement and understand lean manufacturing techniques as they apply to eliminate waste and deliver products to customer’s expectations

  • Ability to drive improvement in the reliability, maintainability and cost effectiveness of aerospace components and subcomponents

  • Ability to support new program development and ‘Design for Manufacturability’ reviews


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