Lead Engineer - Modeling and Simulation

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Lead Engineer – Modeling & Simulation to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility. Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Position Overview:

This position requires ability to Analyze and optimize Electro-Mechanical Actuators with Computer-Aided-Engineering techniques (CAE) for Aerospace Systems. You will communicate and coordinate with the global engineering team to define analysis projects and to review analysis results.

The incumbent will perform system and component level analysis and trade studies, often requiring development of new techniques. This position is expected to ensure designs meet the customer’s expectations and any applicable industry standards and work with product design teams to produce efficient product models for component finite element meshing. 

You will also develop new methodologies and technical approaches as necessary to suit a given project based on customer inputs. The incumbent will communicate and coordinate projects with offsite team/consultants, developing analysis work packages to be completed offsite.

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:
  • Analyze and optimize Electro-Mechanical Actuators with established numerical techniques such as finite element analysis (FEA) or through the development of novel analysis techniques.

  • Document and prepare a formal report for linear and non-linear structural and fatigue analyses on systems, components and assemblies for aerospace fluid conveyance products.

  • Prepare presentations and represent Eaton at customer meetings as a technical CAE expert for the system design, highlighting issues and manage customer requirements when necessary.

  • Work closely with design engineers throughout a project to understand design constraints as well as provide feedback pertaining to structural and/or product performance needs.

  • Review project-related documentation and analysis results to ensure its completeness and quality.      

  • Contribute to successful project completion by participating in the resolution of issues such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard material, and difficult coordination issues.     

  • Utilize and provide technical direction to global engineering resources in North America, China and at EIEC- Pune, India.

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:
  • Master's degree and two (2) years’ experience, OR Bachelor's degree in Engineering and at least five (5) years of experience in aerospace environment.

  • 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.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master's degree combined with five (5) years experience in an aerospace environment , OR Bachelor's degree in Engineering and minimum of seven (7) years of experience in aerospace environment.

  • Knowledge of PCB, assembly equipment, and material science desired.

  • Working knowledge of ANSYS (Mechanical, IcePak), MATLAB, Amesim, SHERLOCK desired.

  • Experience with Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project desired.

  • Working knowledge of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOE) is desired.

  • DFSS Greenbelt certified preferred.

  • Performance analysis experience

  • Knowledge of EMA – electromechanical actuation systems

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

  • Ability to coach and mentor product design engineers with fundamental finite element analysis and/or computational fluid dynamics tools and techniques.

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

  • Ability to create test plans to support analysis and monitor testing of product.

  • 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.


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 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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time