Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Job Details

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Mechanical Engineer


Orchard Park, New York, 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 $77249.97 - $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:

We make what matters work.

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. We’re providing pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, and software solutions to meet the needs of today's space and aviation customers.

The Orchard Park facility has approximately 450 employees (and growing) with strong pedigree of high-pressure pneumatics in the domains of Space Life Support, Space Propulsion, Composite Pressure Vessels, Weapons Carriage Systems, Missile Actuation, and Commercial Aviation Emergency Actuation. We engineer safe, reliable, field-proven technologies that are ready for service for the people that use our products, from astronauts to commercial aviation customers.

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices.

This position is for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role supporting research and new product development in Eaton’s Mission Systems Division (MSD). The engineer performs tasks including design, analysis, risk management, planning, and coordination with other technical functions and program management related to all work within the scope of assigned projects. The engineer often acts as a technical leader for large projects or multiple smaller projects. They will contribute effectively towards team goals and influence those within their function and beyond to meet the needs of internal and external customers.

A successful candidate will need knowledge and have prior experience of Aerospace new product introduction methods and high-pressure pneumatic or hydraulic systems and components. Experience in relatable industries and domains will also be considered.

What you’ll do:

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:

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering 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.

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

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.

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 us at 1-[Register to View] to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.

We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.