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Eaton Corporation Lead Engineer in Galesburg, Michigan

Serve primarily as a mechanical gear engineer on items related to design and analysis of new and current products, reliability and warranty analysis, failure analysis, VAVE, Cost-out, supplier technical interactions, change control (design and process risk assessment), manufacturing, and testing. Work with and lead cross-functional teams, across several Vehicle Group product platforms.

  • Drive the Eaton Business System processes that apply to assigned projects.

  • Review and reports on quality metrics and/or test results through engineering reports and written correspondence to ensure timely and effective communication with managers and peers.

  • Provide design and related manufacturing process recommendations to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, product reliability, and/or standardization through analysis of designs and problem solving techniques.

  • Lead the creation, implementation, and administration of vehicle group policies, procedures, and work instructions.

  • Incorporate processes and process improvements to area of expertise to aide in time to market.

  • Utilize the engineering Maturity Model concept to drive personal and regional process and knowledge development.

  • Interpret design, development, and failure analysis through assigned engineering projects.

  • Apply fundamental engineering practices and decision making for problem solving.

  • Suggest alternative or novel methodologies or techniques to achieving desired results.

  • Serve as a consultant to others as assigned, providing technical information and engineering recommendations that assist with various projects and training purposes.

  • Serve as point of Contact with Universities with respect to a specific product / technology.


Required Experience/Skills: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a directly related field plus one (1) year of industry experience or related university experience. Experience must include:

One (1) year of experience in the following (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • System interaction analysis

  • Technical report writing

  • Specification Creation, Standard Work document creation and/or external publication writing

  • Technology exploration: Design of Experiment, Testing and/or Research and Development

  • Parallel axis gear design software including Windows LDP and Spline LDP

  • MS Office suite, engineering CAD software including AUTOCAD or UG NX

  • DoE tools including JMP or Minitab

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GD&T requirements

  • Utilization of MATLAB, Python and FEM Software

  • 10-20% travel, domestic and international for meetings.

40 hours per week. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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: VEH AUTO Automotive 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: No

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.