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Eaton Corporation Senior Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, California

Eaton’s Fuel & Motion Control, a part of our Aerospace group, is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Los Angeles, CA facility.

Position Overview:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for technical support in the Product Engineering group, focused on new development and existing design of fluid power and motion control systems and components. In this role, you will be responsible for working with one or more Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to design, analyze, and implement product designs and design improvements in all phases of a product design lifecycle.

The incumbent will provide technical design, analysis, and guidance for new product development and product improvements. You will act as the decision-making authority on behalf of Product Engineering for system and component design and the responsibilities for guiding and directing applicable IPT technical decisions and accomplishment of objectives.

They will lead and participate in efforts to solve problems with product design, inspection, manufacturing, and test encountered by vendors, company operations personnel, and customers, consulting with the Chief Engineers and Subject Matter Experts for guidance appropriately.

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:

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

  • Create and/or guide the design of technical documents, including Engineering drawings (following ASME Y14.5, ASME Y14.34 standards), test procedures, test reports, and design review material. Presents product design and substantiating data and analysis, design findings and recommendations to customers and management.

  • Ensure standardization of products and adherence to engineering processes across multiple projects, while supporting continuous improvement by offering input to standard processes and procedures.

  • Lead component design study and improvement for cost reduction and first time yield.

  • Participate in cross-functional Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) investigations while providing engineering input and technical expertise and sound engineering judgment for failure investigation and for customer-returned hardware.

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 from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 3 years of engineering design experience using CAD software

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Los Angeles, CA (90039) will be considered for this position.

  • 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.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an ABET accredited institution

  • Mechanical Engineering design experience utilizing 3D CAD software

  • Experience with hydraulic, pneumatic, or electromechanical products

  • Experience in the aerospace industry

  • Experience with Pro/Engineer

  • 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

  • Experience with Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles and perform tolerance stack-up analyses

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to work with limited supervision

  • Ability to demonstrate strong technical skills

  • Ability to proactively seek support from Chief Engineers or Subject Matter Experts

  • Ability to adapt and react quickly to internal and external customer demands.

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing processes and material selection for engineering design

  • Ability to perform basic structural and/or performance analysis

  • Ability to demonstrate good technical writing, communication, and presentation skills

  • Performs interpretation of engineering documents. Coordinates or performs update of engineering documents.

  • Ability to anticipate and resolve major program obstacles to maintain overall schedule objectives and to achieve internal and external customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to provide leadership, encouragement, mentoring, and coaching to co-workers. Provides direction to other engineers on project teams.

  • Ability to plan and lead multiple simultaneous projects. Establishes and oversees accomplishment of multiple project objectives.

  • Ability to collaborate with peers and managers to determine key goals, objectives, and corresponding metrics.

  • Ability to review and amend these goals and objectives as appropriate. Focuses on the timely achievement of these goals and objectives.

  • Ability to support targets and milestones for project budgets and schedules. Participates in resolving program change of scope issues with Engineering Lead and Program Management

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 will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO.


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.