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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Precision Machining (124665)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Charleston, SC facility. Relocation benefits are available

Position Overview:

This position operates within the Charleston, SC Machining Center of Excellence and will focus on execution and implementation of best machining practices, including process troubleshooting and improvement, new product introduction, and advancements in machining technologies. This role requires knowledge and practical experience with a multitude of material removal processes including CNC turning, milling, grinding, broaching, hobbing, and honing.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Delivers process improvement cost out initiatives:
  • Cycle Time Reduction
  • Tooling Cost Out
  • Set-up Reduction
  • Process Capability/First Pass Yield
  • Utilize working knowledge of machining operations and the ability to create the machining processes from a blueprint.
  • Utilize working knowledge of cutting tools and fixture design used in metal removal processes for daily troubleshooting activities, process improvement and process development.
  • Introduce new products utilizing the New Product Introduction process in accordance with established standards and best practices driving a right the first time philosophy.
  • Participates as an active member in Rapid Improvement Events (RIE) to eliminate waste and drive standardization.
  • Researches, justifies and implements new technology as part of the site’s capital strategy.
  • Develops and implements effective mistake proofing as part of continuous improvement and root cause/corrective action.
  • Supports development and execution of overall manufacturing strategy that supports the site’s business strategy to meet cost, quality and delivery.
  • Participates as an active team member to address safety concerns in areas such as lock out tag out, machine guarding, and ergonomics.
  • Follow all Eaton safety policies and standards
  • Fulfill the requirements of the Quality Policy and Quality Management System
  • Other duties as assigned

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior Manufacturing Engineering experience
  • 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 benefits are available for those within the United States willing to relocate to the Charleston, SC area. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in material removal processes
  • Hands-on mechanical/manufacturing experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership and teaming skills, solid analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Working knowledge of machining production processes, lean manufacturing and quality control techniques, 5S preferred.
  • Experienced in CAM software such as: GibbsCAM / Master CAM


We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching

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 is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time