New Product Development Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Fuel & Motion Control Systems division, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking a New Product Development Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, MS. 

Position Overview:

Engineers in the New Product Development group work directly with engineering teams at top aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, General Dynamics, Textron (Bell), United Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Dassault, Blue Origin, and Embraer along with many more around the world. Every product is uniquely designed to meet customer specifications. We customize our existing products for new applications and are developing new ways to address changing market demands.

This entry level position offers opportunities for technical and business learning, professional growth, travel, advancement, and future relocation within the company. It is an exciting time to be in New Product Development at Eaton and we are hiring only the very best talent. Rest assured that when you come to work for us, you will be working alongside others like you who are passionate about doing extraordinary work in a collaborative environment.

The Jackson facility has approximately 500 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of Aerospace hydraulic components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets.

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:
  • Initial customer proposals.

  • Detail design and layout of components.

  • Provide analysis of design – performance, structural rigidity, durability, etc.

  • Lab development and qualification tests to validate design.

  • Assume responsibility for the design related details of a new product, often requiring cross-functional interaction with manufacturing, quality, marketing, procurement, drafting, analysis, and the customer.

  • Perform calculations to solve engineering and design problems.

  • Participate in lab development tests by preparing test procedures, analyzing test data, and coordinate/supervise testing with a technician and available resources.

  • Design components and test fixtures using PRO/Engineer (CREO) CAD, and create and/or check engineering drawings (machining, forging, casting, and assembly drawings).

  • Compile engineering information and prepare technical specifications, proposals, and reports.


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 Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or successful completion of Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering by January 2019) from an accredited institution required

  • 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.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Jackson, MS will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred

  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling and the creation of detailed drawings

  • Master’s Degree with Co-op or engineering intern experience is preferred

  • Experience with Pro Engineer

  • Experience with LEAN, Six Sigma concepts

Position Criteria:
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others.

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

  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus

  • 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time