Eaton Corporation New Product Development Lead Engineer in Jackson, Mississippi

Eaton’s Fuel and motion Control Systems Division is seeking a New Product Development Lead Engineer. The New Product Development Lead Engineer will be based in Jackson, Mississippi.

Positon Overview:

The New Product Development Lead Engineer will be responsible for the design and design analysis of complex products, analysis of engineering problems, the development of significant criteria to support design concepts. This is an experienced level position in a team devoted to meeting customer demands by designing and certification testing hydraulic components for specific applications on various commercial and military aircraft. Products include electric motor pumps, engine driven pumps, hydraulic motors, hydraulic heat exchangers, and hydraulic reservoirs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of design and engineering calculations generally involving the application of advanced but standard mathematical formulas and available tabled or charted data. May derive formulas for the set up and solution of engineering problems.

  • Preparation of test procedures and specifications in conjunction with engineering assignment. Advise laboratory personnel relative to equipment operation, test requirements and procedures, etc. Evaluate test results to determine the adequacy of equipment design and/or determine if design modifications are needed.

  • Manage engineering service group resources that are conducting tasks such as drafting or analysis.

  • Analyze and prepare designs for component or subassemblies, standard products, or simple systems to develop criteria for determining design modifications. Drive cost reduction results through analysis and preparation of engineering change proposals. Evaluate and establish root cause and corrective actions for unit non-conformances. Address problems/issues through root cause and corrective actions.

  • Develop design concepts and prepare layouts using Pro-Engineer to check operational feasibility. Prepare a variety of detailed engineering drawings that fully define the piece parts of this design concept while utilizing accepted manufacturing practices.

  • Prepare engineering proposals by compiling, preparing and providing technical data. Estimate engineering effort required for new projects and outline the proposed design concept accurately enough for the unit cost to be estimated.

  • Coordinate various phases of large scale design projects at a technical level compatible with this classification including recommending scope of project, cost and schedule estimates, developing a design to meet specifications, liaison with other concerned activities, etc.

  • Prepare and conduct design reviews and design discussions directly with the customer with no guidance or oversight.

  • Mentor less senior engineers and possibly have less senior engineers as direct reports.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • Minimum of 3 years of engineering experience.

  • Experience or knowledge of the creation of detailed drawings

  • Experience with project and schedule management

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

  • 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 in Mechanical Engineering strongly preferred

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

  • Knowledge of standard aerospace manufacturing processes and ability to design for manufacturability

  • Knowledge of typical DFSS tools and processes such as design of experiments, statistical analysis, Tolerancing, etc.

  • Experience with project and schedule management

  • Knowledge of aerospace component test methods and capabilities

  • Ability to interpret aerospace technical requirement, knowledge of industry standard requirements, and ability to flow system and component requirements down to sub components.

Position Criteria:

  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time.

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

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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 hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time