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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Mechanical Engineer


Westminster, Maryland, United States

Eaton’s IS AER MSD division is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $80250.03 - $117700.04 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.

What you’ll do:

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineers work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and are responsible for successful execution of research, design, development, testing and certification activities. Including:

• Coordinate and execute product design activities in accordance with project cost and schedule constraints.

• Develop conceptual designs into a mature product solution.

• Manage technical risk through exhaustive identification, prioritization of risk mitigation activities, and data driven design changes where appropriate.

• Develop engineering standards and design guides to support continuous improvement of the relevant engineering domain.

• Work to Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) principles including careful management of Critical to Quality requirements through the design lifecycle, rigorous knowledge building of the design space, understanding of the effects of manufacturing variation, and design for manufacturing and assembly to meet product recurring cost targets.

• Work directly with internal and external customers, suppliers, project engineers, design engineers, test engineers, sustainment engineers, Centers of Excellence, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, program management, and other functions to develop systems and products.

• Coach junior engineers within the incumbents specified domain.

Basic Qualifications:


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years of system, product design, development, and/or production design problem resolution experience.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now or 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.
  • Relocation is not provided. All candidates must currently reside within 75 miles of Eaton's Orchard Park, NY facility.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution.

• Design for Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt

Position Criteria:

• Demonstrated technical leadership skills working with a cross-functional team.

• Ability to work mostly autonomously but with some oversite from a technical leader or engineering manager.

• Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration with internal and external customers.

• Have sound problem resolution, judgment, and decision-making skills.

• Proficiency with SolidWorks 3D CAD

• Strong understanding of drawing standards and application of GD&T

• Demonstrated track record of successfully applying several of the following engineering principles:

  • Aerospace new product introduction methods, regulatory standards, regulations, and certifications
  • DFSS or Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools
  • Failure investigations of technical products or systems
  • Designing for high pressure pneumatics
  • Pneumatic or hydraulic valve design
  • Valve sealing technology
  • Static and dynamic seal design
  • Oversite and comprehension of stress analysis (static, dynamic, fatigue, vibration, acceleration, etc.)
  • Steady state performance modeling
  • Dynamic performance modelling (mass spring systems, acceleration, etc.)
  • Electro magnetics (solenoid valves, latch valves)
  • Control Systems
  • Thermodynamics

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