Systems Engineering Specialist

Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid Electrical Distribution division, a part of our Aerospace sector, is currently seeking a Systems Engineering Specialist to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, MI location. Relocation assistance will be provided for candidates presently located in the United States.

Position Overview:

The Specialist Systems Engineer will provide direction for the development, design, interfacing, integration, and testing of complex hardware/software solutions for conveyance products in the Aerospace market. 


This role requires advance knowledge of Thermal Management / Heat Transfer principles as applied to complex vehicle systems, as well as the ability to apply sound engineering principles to clean sheet design of innovative new products and upgrading existing products to meet evolving market demands.    


The selected candidate must be experienced with System Engineering practices such as requirements development and verification, system architecture selection, failure mode analysis, requirements allocation and traceability.


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:
  • Lead new product system engineering development activities working directly with customers

  • Execute technical deliverables on research and development projects within the AgileStartsTM development process.

  • Design and develop new products or re-design current products to meet customer requirements via cross functional collaboration with customers and an internal team including Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, Program Management as well as product or process subject matter experts.

  • Serve as systems expert for Product Engineering team.  Could be called upon as a consultant for complex assignments across the Division.

  • Identify and mitigate project technical and schedule risks and quantify impact of realizing the risk.

  • Evaluate design trade-offs using Design for Six Sigma tools.

  • Develop project technical execution plans to meet customer requirements and quote the labor, material, and other direct costs required to execute development programs.

  • Apply statistical and analytical tools towards effective problem-solving and completion of project activities. 

  • Direct and support other global engineering resources for timely completion of project objectives.

  • Lead structured problem solving efforts and/ or failure analysis to solve issues in a timely manner.

  • Conduct internal, supplier, and customer design reviews.

  • Decompose system level requirements to assembly and component level critical to quality (CTQ) requirements.

  • Generate intellectual property

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 from accredited institution in engineering required (Manufacturing, Thermal Management, Mechanical/Systems, Aerospace disciplines).

  • 7 years’ experience in a technical role related to the field of Thermal Management is required.

  • 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.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree in relation to Thermal Management is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate would have 10 years’ experience with Aerospace thermal management systems and components.

  • Experience in Aerospace or Automotive applications is preferred.

  • Proficiency in CAD (CATIA V5 preferred)
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt certified

  • Knowledge of fluid conveyance related products, manufacturing techniques and materials

  • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Understanding of design evaluation techniques such as reliability analysis, statistical tolerance stack up, Failure Mode and Effect analysis (FMEA), etc.

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

Position Criteria:
  • Ability to read and understand Drawings, Specifications, and Requirements
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite tools
  • Ability to influence and drive people / activities on complex technical issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and switch focus efficiently
  • Ability to compose clear and concise written communication
  • Knowledge of analysis tools, boundary conditions, and constraints.
  • Position requires interaction with customers, customer representatives, auditors, regulatory agencies and all internal departments/functions/levels.
  • Limited travel may be required (<15%)

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