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Eaton Corporation Senior Product Engineer in Camarillo, California

Eaton’s Fluid Electrical Distribution division, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking a Senior Product Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Camarillo, CA office. Relocation is available for candidates currently located within the United States.

Position Overview:

The Senior Product Engineer will lead project engineering work from initial scoping through implementation, and communicates expectations, plans, and requirement to stakeholders. They will coordinate all work within the scope of assigned projects and manages scope change working alongside project managers.

The incumbent will take a leadership role in some or all of the following activities: internal research and development, new product development, sustaining engineering/ongoing production, product manufacturing transitions and cost out projects, new business proposals

This role will be responsible for engineering activities supporting military/commercial electrical wiring systems and associated components, as well as mechanical hold down/release devices.

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:

  • Support design/analysis/sustaining engineering for Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems (EWIS) and related components used in aerospace, industrial, and military applications

  • Work with global, cross functional teams and manufacturing locations to support production/product launch and transfers, which may involve manufacturing locations in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC

  • Lead and/or support communication directly with customer engineering teams to progress engineering activities/change orders/product releases

  • Manage product and document changes through Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), leveraging Eaton’s Product Lifecycle Management system (Enovia)

  • Conduct and/or participate in technical reviews

  • Provide technical support to customers, suppliers, internal manufacturing engineers, and internal sales and marketing teams. This includes leading engineering responsibilities for new and existing projects, assessing cost estimates (NRE), developing project schedules, developing design and instruction specifications, writing operating manuals, and authoring technical reports.

  • Plan/specify product requirements, as well as detailed validation and verification plans working alongside a cross-functional team

  • Participate and/or witness testing of products

  • Coordinate the prototype manufacturing of products where applicable

  • Conduct failure analysis examinations and prepares Failure Analysis Reports (FAR) of findings

  • Represent product engineering during MRB reviews and responsible for hardware functionality assessments

  • Manage product data in 3D CAD using SolidWorks and Enovia PLM

  • Assess jurisdiction and classification of hardware and technical data in accordance with ITAR and EAR

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science from an accredited university

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in product engineering

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within 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:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Additional Certifications: Lean 6-sigma methods preferred, including Design for Six Sigma (DFSS/SSDD) Green Belt or Black Belt, or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

  • Minimum of 5 or more years of experience in product engineering is desired

  • General awareness/knowledge of aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnect Systems (EWIS).

  • Design knowledge of interconnect components (connectors, backshells, wiring assemblies) for aviation, aerospace, and industrial markets

  • Strong knowledge of materials science for metals, polymers, ceramics, and glass and graphite composites

  • Strong knowledge of materials science for conductive/corrosion inhibiting coatings

  • Experience using Enovia Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) software

  • Experience supporting product launches in Low Cost Country/Best Cost Country (LCC/BCC) locations e.g. Mexico, China, Morocco, Dominican Republic

  • Experience in product launches in US manufacturing locations for ITAR/EAR 600 series products.

  • Experience authoring/managing Engineering Coordination Memos (ECMs) with customers to track and manage technical decisions during projects.

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to interpret and generate 3D CAD models and drawings

  • Knowledge of ECN/ECO (Engineering Change Order or Notification) processes for document change management

  • Ability to complete basic engineering calculations for sizing and design of mechanical components

  • Demonstrated understanding of ASME Y14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

  • Proficiency in Product Data Management or Product Life-Cycle Management (PDM/PLM) systems for document control and workflow management

  • Structure, design, and authoring of compliance matrices and test plans/procedures/reports.

  • Ability to interpret Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to understand loading and failure modes of mechanical components.

We are 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.

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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 ITD

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

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.

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