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Location: Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA Posted: Oct 22, 2022

Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is currently seeking an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, to join our team. Based at any of our Vehicle Division locations in North America.

Position Overview:

The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for global capacity files, leading manufacturing process design on new quotes, project planning, and execution for the Advanced Manufacturing Commercial Powertrain and ePowertrain product lines. More specifically, this role will include process conceptualization, feasibility assessments, and process validation. The Advanced Manufacturing Engineer will also lead capacity and capital equipment analysis, vendor selection, and manufacturing development. Additionally, this role supports the regional operations teams to ensure a flawless launch on all Product line launches within in the Eaton, Joint Venture, and key supplier sites.

In This Function You Will:

  • Prepare capital and operating cost estimates for new products and changes in existing products by estimating equipment, tooling, and gauging Investment. Determines machine production rates and manning requirements.
  • Lead formulation of manufacturing documentation, fabrication drawings, process sheets, control plans and tool layouts. Including global alignment to standardize processes and technologies.
  • Write and submit appropriation requests approval (CAR) for new and replacement equipment, track and report on project spending.
  • Review and evaluate product designs and recommend changes to facilitate manufacturability and assembly process.
  • Manage global capacity files for current and new business. Minimizing capital for new projects and maximize profitability through footprint analysis.
  • Conceptualize, develop, and approve designs of special tools, assembly lines, machines, and gauges for manufacturing processes.
  • Coordinate and perform machine / assembly process runoffs to measure process with capability analysis using SPC at vendor’s and Eaton’s facility and supervise in-house installations.
  • Lead transition from project to operations through training and informing operators, quality control technicians, front line leaders, and management on improved process techniques and new manufacturing concepts.
  • Work with purchasing and product engineering to develop rough and finish material drawings for purchased material vendors.
  • Meet with team members and present current equipment, process development, and appropriation spending progress on projects at regular design review committee meetings.
  • Ensures ALL requirements are met in accordance to Environmental Health and Safety System in relation to overall production process, machine specifications and operator ergonomics



Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
  • At least 3 years engineering experience in a machining/manufacturing production environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Candidates must reside within 50 miles of one of Eaton’s Vehicle Division Facilities.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship, now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 to 7 years of engineering experience in a machining/manufacturing production environment
  • Budgetary/cost analysis experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Prior hands-on experience with production machining, grinding, and assembly equipment
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Familiarity with problem solving methodologies, e.g., 8D, 5 Why, A3
  • Project management experience
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office

Position Success Criteria:

  • Good communication skills to interact cross country at all levels within the organization (mainly plants Manufacturing Engineering), as well as, externally with component and capital equipment suppliers
  • Ability to align technical with business view
  • Familiarity with Environmental Health & Safety
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn from technical experts and apply new knowledge

We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

Eaton also considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: [email protected]

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: [email protected]

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

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?: Yes – Hybrid
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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EATON is a diversified power management company for electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical applications.

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