Weld Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fluid Electrical Distribution Division is currently seeking a Weld Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, Michigan facility.


The Weld Engineer is responsible for developing welding techniques, special processing procedures, and application of welding equipment to problems involving fabrication of metals, utilizing knowledge of production specifications, properties and characteristics of metals and metal alloys, and engineering principles.  In this role, you will conducts research and development investigations to develop and test new fabrication processes and procedures, improve existing or develop new welding equipment, develop new or modify current welding / special processing methods, techniques, and procedures, discover new patterns of welding phenomena, or to correlate and substantiate hypotheses.  In addition, you will establish welding / special processing procedures to guide production and welding personnel relating to specification restrictions, material processes, pre- and post-heating requirements which involve use of complex alloys, unusual fabrication methods, welding of critical joints, and complex post-heating requirements.


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 utilizing ProLaunch, MESH, and other Eaton and industry standard practices.

  • Evaluate new developments in welding / special processing fields for possible application to current welding University training processes or problems with current production processes.

  • Support on-time delivery of Manufacturing Transitions involving welding / special process, processes through the development of welding procedures, including troubleshooting fixture and tooling problems, supporting the DMR process, and implementing continuous flow concepts.

  • Direct and coordinates technical personnel in performing inspections to ensure workers' compliance with established welding procedures, restrictions, and standards; in testing welds for conformance with national code requirements; or testing welding personnel for certification

  • Perform experimental welding / special processes to evaluate new equipment, techniques, and materials.

  • Take ownership of ME and OpEx action items in the ProLaunch and STP / NPI processes to support growth initiatives.

  • Recommend and implement changes in products and processes to improve manufacturability and profitability (cost out).

  • Work directly with production associates, from all levels of the plant, in the implementation of projects in order to build an inclusive culture and processes that meet the needs of all employees and customers.

  • Support special process and customer audits; and develop standard work instructions and training material. Deliver training to employees.


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 Welding Engineering from an accredited institution required.  

  • 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:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

  • 1 year of engineering, operations, or manufacturing experience.

  • 1 year of welding experience.

  • Experience in GTAW, resistance welding, Spot welding, Seam welding and Electron beam welding and laser.

  • Experience with all types of welding / special processing and associated specifications and controls.

  • Strong understanding and working experience with GD&T.

  • Experience with NADCAP (or other industry standards) audits preferred. 

  • Strong knowledge of Quality systems, methods and practices; QS 9000, AS9100, APQP, FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, NADCAP and MSA.


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.


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