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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Relocation Offered

Engineering and Architecture

Mechanical Engineer


Davenport, Iowa, United States

Would you like to be a part of an Aerospace organization that manufactures parts for the Commercial Aircraft, Military Life Support and Aerial Refueling products? Eaton’s Mission Systems division is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer - Relocation Offered. This position is located in the growing Quad Cities, specifically in Davenport, IA. Eaton's Mission Systems is the Top 20 major employers in the area. Relocation assistances will be offered to candidates that lives outside 70 miles of Davenport, IA.

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.

The Davenport facility has 750+ (340+ bargaining unit and 400+ salaried employees) and is leader in in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of aerospace mission systems components, systems and services to the US defense and commercial global aftermarket and OEM markets. World Leader in Air to Air Refueling technology.

What you’ll do:

The candidate selected for the role will support the development, design and testing related to Stirling cycle cryogenic cooler components and assemblies. Perform calculations related to cryogenic thermal design requirements and performance. Models detailed parts and assemblies to analyze design feasibility. Supports product design activities in accordance with project or proposal schedules. Must maintain an attitude supportive of continuous improvement, teamwork, cooperation, respect, and integrity.

A. 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.

B. Lead and participate in efforts to solve problems with product design, inspection, manufacturing, and test encountered by vendors, operations, and customers.

C. Plan, organize, control, and lead multiple simultaneous projects. Establish and oversee accomplishment of multiple project objectives.

D. Serve as primary technical contact for multiple teams and liaison between Mechanical Engineering and internal and external customers.

E. Support targets and milestones for project budgets and schedules. Participate in resolving program change of scope issues with Engineering Lead and Program Management.

F. Creates and/or guides the creation of 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.

G. Ensure standardization of products and adherence to engineering processes across multiple projects. Supports continuous improvement by offering input to standard processes and procedures.

H. Component design study and improvement for cost reduction and first-time yield.

I. Leads and participates 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.

J Other duties assigned by resource manager.


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

Minimum of 3 years Engineering experience.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company 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:

5-8 years’ experience in the aerospace industry with a thorough understanding of mechanical design and pneumatic systems.

Working knowledge of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and software programs used in their assessment (ANSYS).

Thorough understanding of aerospace manufacturing processes, tolerances, and materials/mechanics of materials. Working knowledge of machining, turning, grinding, heat treat operations, etc. and how these processes affect product design. Utilize “Design for Manufacturing” skills early and often in the design process.

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.

Familiarity with machining and/or molding techniques, along with material evaluation.

Emerging expert in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Excellent understanding of ASME Y14 standards.

Excellent understanding of PLM software and change management.


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