Eaton Corporation Lead Motor Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Eaton’s Aerospace division is seeking a Lead Motor Engineer to join our team. The position will be based at our Grand Rapids, MI facility.

The Lead Motor Engineer is responsible for devising concepts, creating drawing and performing detailed testing with respect to requirements. The candidate will need a full understanding of most manufacturing process of major components, in-process validation testing and final test processes to support all phases of new product development. Knowledge of aerospace and OEM customer practices and regulations is highly desirable, but not 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 design motors from requirements provided by the Mechanical group, Electronics group and customer specification.

  • You will support electric motors & solenoids for a variety of commercial & military aerospace actuator system applications.

  • You will be working on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You will be the technical lead and will be communicating across, upwards and downwards within the organization.

  • You will be working closely with other functions within the Aerospace organization at various locations within the USA and UK, in addition to support functions in 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 3 years of mechanical design experience.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in 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:

  • Knowledge of Brushed or brushless DC Motor and AC Induction motor design.

  • Experience with Magnetic modeling tools.

  • Experience with 3D solid modeling (e.g. Pro-E) and BLDC motor controllers.

Position Success Criteria:

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


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 Aerospace Group

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

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