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Eaton Corporation Transitions Lead Manufacturing Engineer in Jackson, Michigan

Eaton’s Aerospace – Fluid Electrical Distribution division is currently seeking a Transition Lead Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This position can be based either in our Jackson, MI facility or remotely from a home office.

Position Overview:

Transitions includes the movement of production capability from and/or into new locations ranging from a large product line or down to individual parts. The position is responsible for effective leadership, development, and execution of the strategic initiatives of the Transitions Manufacturing Engineering team. This individual will be responsible for short and long-range new product development, new product introduction and improving cost for existing product lines through sound execution of engineering principles and processes. The position will require design, development, and implementation of metal forming processes, including tool and die design.

The position also coordinates support to and from division and group Advanced Manufacturing beyond the immediate site / other functions. Accountabilities under this individual’s direction are Engineering Production, New Product Development, and Standard Transition of product from other sites.

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.

In this function, you will:

  • Provide Technical Ownership and serve as Project Lead for Design and Development of Tooling and Process Implementation of sheet metal and tube fabrication processes including press stamping, forming, drawing, hydroforming, rolling, and spin form processes.

  • Manage projects and conduct project reviews as needed to ensure successful and timely completion, within budget. Communicates changes and progress status.

  • Develop organizational capability/capacity and engineering/technical skills among team and division sites to support division strategies and initiatives. Maintain appropriate training programs to assure continuous learning.

  • Develop capability for improved engineering techniques and BASELINES that add value to our products. Develop practices for documented technical standards around best practices and using lessons learned.

  • Develop and implement STANDARD processes and tools for engineering tasks consistent with industry best practices. Monitor to assure adherence to defined processes.

  • Lead continuous improvement processes for productivity, and first-pass yield. Use of tools including Design for Six Sigma to achieve that end. Identify key engineering metrics, monitor performance and implement improvements accordingly

  • Utilize ProLaunch tools such as STP, NPD, and NPI to successfully develop, introduce and transfer product to site. Act as manufacturing liaison for products from inception through shipment to customer. Interact with Design Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain teams to ensure design for manufacturability of new and legacy products.

  • Provide site Lean and Six Sigma mentoring.

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 an accredited institution

  • Minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment

  • OR a minimum of three (3) years of combined manufacturing experience and experience supporting product development and sustainment programs

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience in Tubing and Sheet Metal Process Manufacturing including Press (Blanking, Forming, Drawing, and Progressive Die) Hydro-Form, Metal Spinning and Rolling, Manufacturing Processes and Tool & Die Design

  • 3 or more years of demonstrated experience with lean manufacturing techniques and six sigma training/mentoring

  • 3 or more years of experience supporting manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt

  • Bilingual English/ Spanish

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

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.