Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Eaton Aerospace located in Bedhampton, UK has an opening for a Manufacturing Engineer. This position is responsible for supporting plant leadership in achieving business and financial goals by developing and maintaining robust manufacturing and quality processes and leading continuous improvement initiatives across the organization. Additional responsibility includes executing the organization’s strategic plan consistent with regulations, established industry and Eaton standards, and customer requirements.


The role will require liaison with external parties such as customers and suppliers, thus travel within and beyond the UK travel may be expected. The role will also require permitted access to ITAR sensitive data.


Critical for success in this role is the ability to:


  • Act as liaison between the Manufacturing Cell and other groups (including Aftermarket Product Support , Customer Services, Engineering, Customers and Suppliers), for Manufacturing and Quality Engineering issues throughout the product lifecycle;

  • Participate in New Product Introduction projects, utilize Advanced Product Quality Planning and other tools to ensure internal and external product and process requirements are met;

  • Develop and maintain robust, cost efficient manufacturing processes consistent with Lean Manufacturing methodologies;

  • Utilize Six Sigma and other statistical methodologies to evaluate and reduce product, people and process variation;

  • Measure, monitor and analyse customer and productivity metrics, participate in and lead teams to continuously improve performance. Report data and improvement plans to Eaton Leadership and customers;

  • Solve technical product / process and business process problems utilizing structured approaches such as 8D, Six Sigma etc;

  • Execute the development, implementation and improvement of Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Management Systems, throughout the Manufacturing Cell;

  • Participate in and lead audits of products and processes against Quality and EHS Management System requirements;

  • Contribute to the design and delivery of training relating to products, production processes, and to processes as they relate to Quality and EHS Management Systems;

  • Participate in the specification, procurement and validation of capital equipment, test rigs, tooling, gauging, and measurement equipment etc.

  • Responsible for implementation of standard and product specific tools developing sufficient control methods to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.


The successful candidate will:


  • Be educated to degree level, preferably in a Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical Engineering discipline/ within a manufacturing engineering role or minimum 3 years relevant industry experience

  • Have knowledge of hydraulics or pneumatics;

  • Possess a thorough understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning techniques – i.e. pFMEA, Critical to Quality Characteristics, Control Plans etc;

  • Have detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques – i.e. value stream mapping, one piece flow, etc;

  • Have detailed knowledge of Six Sigma concepts and tools as they relate to minimizing process / product variation i.e. regression analysis, design of experiments, hypothesis testing, etc;

  • Have a thorough understanding of problem solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action(s) i.e. thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Gage R & R, control charts, Pareto charts, etc;

  • Be fully conversant with the use of hand held measuring equipment, engineering drawings and geometric tolerances;

  • Be proficient in various software applications such as spreadsheets and databases. Ability to implement complex formulae and formatting;

  • Have a knowledge of regulatory, industry and customer specific quality processes (i.e., EASA Parts 21G and 145, AS9100, ISO14000 etc). Audit training would be an advantage;

  • Possess the ability to direct other personnel for specified tasks assigned by management;

  • Have the ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams.


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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
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: No