Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Eaton’s Aerospace group has an opening for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer located in Grand Rapids, MI.
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer reports to Advanced Manufacturing Manager. The incumbent will support production teams in day to day manufacturing engineering problem solving and while driving continuous improvement for their assigned area of responsibility. Leading Kaizen events, conducting lean training and collaborating with production team members and peers is required, while capturing factory cost savings.
Essential Functions:
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team of peers and staff, to develop and execute Continuous Improvement plans; that result in safer, faster and higher quality producing processes at lower manufacturing cost. Driving manufacturing cost reduction projects required .
  • Lead Continuous Improvement Kaizen events and provide lean tool training in Value Stream Mapping, 5S+, Standard Work, Error Proofing and other lean tools as required to achieve the plant objectives. Foster development of a continuous improvement oriented culture.
  • Design, model and implement production tools, fixtures and or shop aids to reduce or eliminate manufacturing safety hazards such as ergonomic risk. Improve process safety.
  • Develop and maintain process work instructions, manufacturing routings, and product Bill Of Materials (BOM). Provide manufacturing process training as required to ensure accuracy and compliance to manufacturing standards.
  • Provide timely disposition of non-conforming materials (NCM), discrepant material reports (DMR), and implement root cause corrective actions relative to process improvement opportunities.
  • Execute manufacturing changes required to implement design changes.
  • Lead and or support the design, selection and or implementation of capital equipment projects.
  • Provide new product development or product transfer support, as required to support plant objectives.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience within Engineering.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • 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:
  • Aerospace Industry experience
  • Formal Lean and/or Six Sigma training/certifications
  • Minimum one year Lean Six Sigma manufacturing experience in low volume – high mix environment
  • Green Belt or Black Belt Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years of engineering experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Master’s degree
  • NPD experience and support of the manufacturing process
Position Criteria:
  • Excellent facilitation skills, project management skills, and drive for results.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and schedule projects
  • Good organizational skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, from production associates to the leadership team.
  • Demonstrated experience in team environments

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

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