Senior Product Design Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid Electrical Distribution division, a part of our Aerospace sector, is currently seeking a Senior Product Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Beltsville, MD office.

Our Beltsville, MD manufacturing facility is home to 500+ passionate and creative team members. Our products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. Components and products developed at our location are used for the Mar’s Rover, protecting the Declaration of Independence, and keeping passengers cool and safe as they travel to their favorite vacation destinations. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, customized solutions for today’s industry needs while developing new technologies for next-generation aircraft designs. If you’re looking for work that is engaging, exciting, and meaningful then join us and contribute to making what matters work.

Position Overview:

This position requires the ability to design, develop, qualify, and release new or existing production hardware products for aircraft ducting assemblies. This opportunity requires the ability to apply sound engineering principles, practical problem solving, and Eaton engineering tools (e.g. Gate review process) in an organized and timely fashion. Projects will range from iR&D through product development, qualification and sustaining engineering.

This position is responsible for being proactive in coordinating with Eaton Test Labs to schedule and monitor testing. Analyze testing data to assure compliance to the established requirements. Followed by reviewing and approving testing reports while also assisting with failure analysis examinations and Failure Analysis Reports (FAR) of test findings and field issues.

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:
  • Work as part of an integrated product team utilizing global resources to take a technical challenge from concept or problem identification, through to production release or final solution.

  • Develop new products from concept level, through its validation and qualification cycle for aircraft applications, following applicable regulatory and industry standards, Phase Gate Project process and Engineering Standard processes, utilizing CAD 3D modeling techniques.

  • Respond to Sustaining Engineering issues, developing timely, cost effective solutions to product life cycle objectives or problems.

  • Prepare Engineering inputs to customer proposals, creating solutions and estimating materials, testing costs and Engineering labor.

  • Perform mechanical design and dimensional analyses. Perform preliminary structural, thermal, dynamic, and performance analysis for design validation. Interface effectively with applicable.

  • Define test procedures and setups for development, acceptance, and qualification testing.

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 from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 2 years engineering experience

  • Minimum of 1 years of design experience

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within 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.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Beltsville, MD will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace engineering from an accredited institution

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution

  • DFSS: FEA/FEM experience, testing, Green Belt, DOE Design of Experiments.

  • Proficiency in CATIA v5 and PRO-Engineer Wildfire.

  • Proficiency in Product Data Management systems for document control and workflow management (ENOVIA is a plus).

  • Perform preliminary structural and mechanical analysis through FEA and/or kinematic simulation

Position Criteria:
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus

  • Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level executive team.

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.


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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