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Lead Aerospace Engineer - New Product Development

Business Development

Strategic Planning


Los Angeles, California, United States

Eaton’s IS AER FMC division is currently seeking a Lead Aerospace Engineer - New Product Development. This position is based at our Los Angeles, CA facility.​

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105225.03 - $154330.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

From commercial fleets to mission-ready military aircraft, Eaton is preparing for the future of air travel with innovative products and services designed to improve aircraft availability with increased efficiency and performance. Within our Aerospace Fluid and Motion Control Division, the Lead Aerospace Engineer - NPD will design and optimize Hydraulic actuation devices for Aerospace applications with Computer-Aided-Engineering techniques (CAE). This role focuses on developing designs that meet customers’ expectations and any applicable industry standards by collaborating with global engineering teams.

Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio of components consistently sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, resulting in superior systems design and integration capability. These products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency.

What you’ll do:

Primary responsibility is to provide technical design, analysis, and guidance for new product development and product improvements. Has the decision-making authority on behalf of Mechanical Engineering for system and component design and the responsibilities for guiding and directing applicable IPT technical decisions and accomplishment of objectives.

  • Engineer works with one or more IPT to design, analyze, and implement product designs and design improvements in all phases of a product design lifecycle
  • Lead and participate in efforts to solve problems with product design, inspection, manufacturing, and test encountered by vendors, company operations personnel, and customers.
  • Plan, organize, control, and lead multiple simultaneous projects. Establish and oversee accomplishment of multiple project objectives.
  • Create, update, and interpret project schedules and communicates changes and status to Engineering Leadership and IPT(s). Support targets and milestones for project budgets and schedules.
  • Participate in resolving program change of scope issues with Project Engineering and Program Management.
  • Serve as primary technical contact for multiple cross-functional teams and liaison between Engineering and internal and external customers. Interacts directly with internal and external customers through formal technical presentations and informal discussions.
  • Create, develop, and guide the creation of design standards, technical documents, including Engineering drawings (following ASME Y14.5, ASME Y14.34 standards), test procedures, test reports, and design review material. Present product design and substantiating data and analysis, design findings and recommendations to customers and management.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring, and coaching to co-workers. Provide direction to other engineers on project teams.
  • Ensure standardization of design of products and adherence to engineering processes across multiple projects. Supports continuous improvement by offering input to standard processes and procedures.
  • Proactively collaborate with peers and managers to determine key goals, objectives, and corresponding metrics. Review and amend these actions as appropriate. Focus on the timely achievement of these goals and objectives.
  • Interpret engineering documents. Coordinate creation and update of engineering documents.
  • Participate and lead studies and improvement for cost reduction and first-time yield.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations. Provide engineering input and technical expertise and sound engineering judgment for failure investigation and for customer-returned hardware.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution required.

• Minimum five (5) years of Mechanical and Project Engineering including design experience utilizing 3D CAD software in the aerospace, hydraulic, or vehicle industry environment OR Master's degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the aerospace, hydraulic, or vehicle industry

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience implementing hydraulic product design and testing in a plant environment.

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

• No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Los Angeles, CA facility will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution

• Master’s degree in mechanical or aerospace Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited institution.

• Experience in the Aerospace Industry.

• Experience with Pro/Engineer, Enovia PLM, or similar 3D design and lifecycle management software tools.

• Experience with designing hydraulic, pneumatic, or electromechanical products using Advanced manufacturing techniques and transitioning to a production environment.

• Ability to apply of Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles and perform tolerance stack-up analyses.

• Ability to perform basic structural and/or performance analysis.

• Working knowledge of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Design for Manufacturability (dfM), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design of Experiments (DOE), and Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) principles.


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