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Co-Op: Engineering - Jackson, MI

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


Jackson, Michigan, United States

Eaton’s IS AER FED division is currently seeking an Engineering Co-Op.

The hourly rate for this position is 19.38-24.23 per hour.

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.

Organization Description

At Eaton, our businesses make a difference to the world. As a part of the company, you can make a difference. Eaton is a power management company with 2021 sales of $19.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 92,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. At Eaton, we’re committed to "Making what Matters Work" and that’s not just a slogan. It’s an unwavering commitment to the highest ethical practices and standards of behavior. It’s how we conduct ourselves in interactions with each other, our customers and our business partners. It’s how we support our communities, respect the environment, and it’s a reflection of our long-standing core values and beliefs about people. Our Aerospace Group In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency systems and components for hydraulic, motion control and fuel applications. 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. To learn more about Eaton, please visit Must be 18 and a U.S. Citizen

What you’ll do:

Eaton’s Co-Op Program at our Jackson, MI Aerospace Group Manufacturing Plant is for students pursuing a degree in engineering.

The objective of this program is to develop your technical skills in engineering through a practical experience, and assist in your personal development of leadership competencies through training, networking and coaching. During the program you will provide engineering services to support the operations of our dynamic and exciting Aerospace business through an assignment in one of the following departments, based upon your interest and business need: New Program Development, Product Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering.

New Program Development

In this assignment you will be responsible for assisting in the launch of new Aerospace programs (products) utilizing ProLaunch, Eaton’s standard approach to new product and program development. This includes the design, development, implementation, and improvement of safe and environmentally responsible manufacturing processes; managing new program metrics and facilitating efforts to drive continual improvement with new program launches; participating on cross-functional integrated ProLaunch teams; and designing equipment, gauging, and tooling utilizing CATIA solid modeling software and other engineering analysis and design tools. You may lead and/or participate in Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs), drive sustainment, and coordinate structured closure on follow-up activities.

Manufacturing Engineering

In this assignment you will be responsible for our manufacturing processes including equipment specification, tooling design, visual controls, process standardization, gauging, and poka-yokes. You may develop production cell standard work by understanding customer demand, identifying the process capacity/bottlenecks, determining the proper staffing, and defining the activities of each associate working in the cell. You will collect and analyze manufacturing data and implement process improvements that advance safety, product quality, and gross utilization.

Quality Engineering

You may lead and/or participate in Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs), drive sustainment, and coordinate structured closure on follow-up activities.

All assignments may have additional responsibilities as assigned.

Our co-op program provides you with great exposure to Eaton Aerospace Group operations and would prepare you for a potential opportunity to join an engineering or operations role within Eaton upon graduation.

Basic Requirements

  • Actively enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in engineering at an accredited institution
  • Must have a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher (please do not round)
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship on a continual permanent basis
  • 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.

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