Eaton Corporation Senior Engineer in Beltsville, Maryland

Eaton’s Aerospace-Fluid Electrical Distribution division is currently seeking a Senior Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Beltsville, MD location.

This role reports to Engineering Manager, Low Pressure Joints Technology. The purpose of this position is to accomplish the act as the technical product design lead on site to support sustaining projects. The role requires the ability to apply sound engineering principles, practical problem solving, and phase gated engineering tools in an organized and timely way. Projects will focus on iR&D execution and develop into the subject matter expert for FBU Products and other IR&D projects. There will be opportunities to flex to the full lifecycle of the product lines, so lessons learned and product expertise can be leveraged to IR&D.

A successful candidate will be able to work as part of an integrated product team utilizing global resources, to define a technical problem, develop the FU technology applied to Joints products and mature to a commercially viable product. The ability to proactively work with resources such as the Corp Research and Technology group, Test Labs, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Customers, and Senior Leadership is essential.

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.

  • You will work in a supportive engineering team environment, apply sound engineering guidelines and practice to guide sustaining engineering tasks relating to design, review, fabrication, modification and evaluation of mechanical parts.

  • You will perform prototype testing and evaluations, root cause analysis on products and design/production processes; Participates in sustaining engineering tasks and projects with significant scope and complexity

  • You will contribute to the development of standard work to improve department efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the creation of design guidelines

  • You will guide new product development of additively/composite manufactured applications for the joints product line.

  • You will perform drawing reviews through the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process, conduct design reviews under the direction of the assigned technical leader. Ensures timely and accurate execution of ECOs

  • You will lead DFMEA efforts for sustaining activities and ensures follow up on the actions from the DFMEA; Participates in PFMEA efforts

  • You will define test procedures and setups for development, acceptance, and qualification testing. Coordinate with Test Labs, monitor testing and review data to assure compliance to the established requirements.

  • You will motivate and educate site engineering on using additive manufacturing to solve tough technical problems.

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 Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in mechanical product design OR 3 years of experience in a technical role( Quality, Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Lean Manufacturing,or Production Supervision)

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

  • No relocation- Candidates must currently reside within a 50 mile radius of the Beltsville, MD site.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and/or Advanced degree.

  • 3 years experience in mechanical design of sealed conveyance components or systems (tubes, ducting, rigid and flexible joints and couplers, flanges) OR 5 years experience in Operations, Quality, Supply Chain, Production Supervision, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering.

  • Proficiency in CATIA v5 and PROEngineer Wildfire

  • DFSS: FEA/FEM experience, testing, Green Belt, DOE Design of Experiments.

  • Testing and Certification of Aerospace Components. RTCA - DO160.

  • Knowledge of AS1650, AS7510, AS1710, and Aerospace Fluid Conveyance a plus.

Position Success Criteria :

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, experience with design processes, successful new product introduction experience, creative/innovative thinking.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships within the function.

  • Good interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective intra and inter-departmental relationships at all levels. Facilitate consensus solutions to effectively resolve problems and issues.

  • Proven track record of New Product Development, Sustaining Engineering, and/or Research and Development.

  • Ability to perform preliminary structural and mechanical analysis through FEA and/or kinematic simulation.

  • Understanding of fluid conveyance related products, manufacturing techniques, and material science .

  • Ability to effectively develop 3D CAD models and drafting per MIL-STD-100.

  • Ability to effectively document and present results of technical activities.

  • Ability to organize information, produce well written reports and prepare technical presentations.

  • Ability to effectively document and present results of technical activities. Design, analyze and optimize products capable of meeting customer requirements and industry standards through the use of existing, modified, and/or new designs;

  • Provide on-site support during physical verification of analytic methods at test lab(s) to ensure successful product qualification test program;

  • 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

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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