Manufacturing Engineer - New Program Development

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fluid Electrical Distribution division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer – New Program Development to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, Michigan facility.


The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for supporting new program and product development activities along with program transition activities for the Jackson, MI plant.  In this role, your scope of work includes design for manufacturability, tooling/equipment/process design, creating work instructions, and supporting initial hardware builds within the production environment.  In addition, you will provide on-floor training and ongoing evaluation of manufacturing processes within the project scope, work with design engineering team and customers to optimize product and process design and support special process and customer audits.


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:
  • Design, develop, implement, and improve safe and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.

  • Use MESH (Eaton Environmental, Safety and Health process), and other Eaton and industry standard practices.

  • Design processes to ensure that components and assemblies meet all internal and external customer specifications.

  • Ensure efficiency tied to capital intensity and human resources by utilizing Eaton LEAN and Six Sigma tools.

  • Work daily with production High Performance Work Teams within focus factories to support on-time delivery of new program hardware.

  • Troubleshoot machine and tooling problems, support the DMR process for review and disposition of non-conforming materials, implement LEAN concepts, and train production employees on process execution.

  • Design equipment, gauging, and tooling utilizing CATIA 3D modeling software in addition to other design tools and processes. 

  • Work with suppliers and procurement team to purchase equipment, tooling, and supplies as required.

  • Create and maintain PFMEAs, routers, technique sheets, and work instructions.

  • Work directly with manufacturing operators to troubleshoot issues within fabrication, assembly, and acceptance testing processes.

  • Collect and analyze manufacturing data and to aid in design and process improvements.

  • Manage tooling and equipment expenses supporting project budgets.

  • Utilize AIAG or equivalent tools for Measurement System Analysis, Capability Analysis, SPC and FMEA.

  • Complete all assigned program activities and tasks in alignment with program/project milestones and requirements.


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 from an accredited institution by December of 2019, or equivalent 4 year degree in manufacturing/process related field.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out 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:

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience with equipment and tooling design/3D modeling with detailed understand of GD&T.

  • Strong project and time management, organizational, and analytical skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, from production associates to the leadership team.

  • Proficient at AIAG or equivalent tools for Measurement System Analysis, Capability Analysis, SPC, FMEA, and PPAP.

  • Mechanical and control knowledge applied to equipment design and troubleshooting.

Position Success Criteria:
  • Innovation with documented invention disclosures leading to the possible application for US patents by corporate legal department

  • Limited travel may be required (<20%)

  • Opportunity to gain exposure to and work with many teams from manufacturing operations, program management, design engineering, sales/marketing, division leadership team, and directly with Aerospace OEM’s.


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

Job Level: Entry Level
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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time