Eaton Corporation Sustaining Engineer in Aurora, Colorado

Eaton's Lighting business is an industry-leading manufacturer of lighting and controls products and systems for commercial, industrial, residential, utility and retail markets. We are at the forefront in transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability. No one will do more to empower customers with the innovations, technology and resources they need to meet the challenges of the future.

We continue to lead the industry and remain dedicated to growing our business and our people. We believe in providing our employees the opportunity to grow, have fun and take pride in their work.

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting located in Aurora, CO has an immediate opportunity for a Sustaining Engineer.

Essential Job Functions

  • Accurately create BOMs and Routings for standard product and product releases in SAP.

  • Accurately create bill of materials for standard product and product releases in SAP.

  • Set up new part numbers in SAP by working closely with purchasing, vendors and accounting.

  • Update existing bill of materials, routings and material masters when changes are necessary.

  • Actively analyze BOMs during creation and look for better ways to organize or simplify product structure tree.

  • Upload and attach documents of different formats directly to materials in Enterprise Systems.

  • Must have strong attention to detail, maintain document control processes, ECN releases.

  • Identify cost savings projects, complete these projects from start to finish on time and within budget.

  • Support the Customer Service department with answers to technical questions with regard to product data in SAP.

  • Assist in training key Assembly, Planning, Sales, Customer Service and Purchasing personnel on new product introductions.

  • Participate in the ongoing SAP implementation project and other cross functional projects as directed.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Finances or Manufacturing Technology.

  • Minimum 5 years product and manufacturing experience or equivalent relevant knowledge.

  • 2 years of strong SAP functional knowledge experience including applications technology and data architecture.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of work location will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics, Finances or Manufacturing Technology.

  • Prior project management experience a plus

  • Experience within the lighting or electrical manufacturing industry preferred.

  • 5 years’ experience designing for manufacturing environment.

  • Experience creating Bill of Materials in SAP.

  • 2 Years’ experience specializing in lighting fixture design with particular emphasis on the integration of LED’s, drivers, battery backup units, and sensors.

Position Criteria

  • Ideal candidate has a good understanding of manufacturing processes.

  • Comfortable with technology and has a strong working knowledge of MS office suite and SAP.

  • Must have an analytical and process-driven approach, with a high attention to detail.

  • Capability in multi-tasking, including prioritization of work and management / organization of time.

  • Superb influencing / negotiation skills and ability to influence for results without hierarchical authority.

  • Strong drive for results is essential, with self-directed leadership, requiring minimal supervision & being proactive.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks against deadlines.

  • Must possess high ethical standards and be comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment.

  • Effective verbal & written communication skills to interface with managers, vendors, customers and peers.

  • Must be able to identify and implement process improvements.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

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