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Jackson, MI

Eaton's Aerospace division is seeking a Master Designer in the Jackson, MI location.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $63749.97 - $93499.96 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.

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:

This Master Designer position shall prepare design concepts, complex packaging layouts, and visual aids for new product and product improvement activities. Drives design innovation on new product development using appropriate tools and techniques for the Aerospace market. The role requires technical knowledge for execution of design activities to create and develop designs utilizing input from product, manufacturing, and customer engineers using appropriate tools, techniques, and creativity. In a supporting role to the project lead, this position may act as direct interface with customers regarding product design on new product development projects. Participation in the creation, development, or maintenance of organization design standards is required. This role will also support the development of bill of materials and non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost estimates to execute design work for new project bids and proposals.

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Essential Responsibilities:

• Keeps informed of state-of-the-art technology in design tools and techniques, develops new products and processes and improves existing products. Supports the implementation of design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization through analysis of designs and problem solving techniques using CAD software and data exchange system.
• Performs and manages CAD activities, CAD database, document numbering system, drawing files, change management files, and customer and supplier files within the Product Data Management system. Completes designs following change management procedure. Creates and utilizes tools related to change management process.
• Prepares and implements design changes to improve quality, performance, cost reduction, and standardization of the product. Becomes familiar with design, development, and failure analysis through collaboration on DFMEAs, customer returns, and specific development projects. Complies with requirements of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
• Increases depth of knowledge in fundamental engineering practices by working under the direction and guidance of others. Supports presentations to internal and external customers on programs or products as required. Provides technical support that may include analysis, developing recommended corrective actions, and providing necessary reports in areas of expertise. Acts as a technical resource to internal and external customers.
• Understands and applies GD&T expertise principals to detail drawings. Utilizes advanced geometric tolerance and statistical analysis tools and techniques.
• Utilizes the understanding of manufacturing processes to improve new and existing designs. Acts as a technical resource for internal and external customers. Responds indirectly to customer inquiry regarding product function and design.
• Lead changes on existent design standards and procedures governing product design methods, documents and data control.
• Direct and support other global design resources for timely completion of project objectives.
• Support internal, supplier, and customer design reviews.
• Support evaluation of design trade-offs.
• Actively learns the engineering methodologies within the division and becomes familiar with other departments and their relationship to engineering. Develop constructive relationships with cross functional internal teams and customers to efficiently execute programs according to agreed upon schedules.
• Teaches design practices and techniques to the design and engineering teams to improve organizational capability.


  • Associate degree with 5 years' experience in system design or BS in Engineering from accredited university
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of 50 miles of Jackson, MI will be considered. 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering technology (Design Focus) or Bachelor of Science in Engineering field from accredited institution.


  • Expertise in Catia V5 including surface modeling.
  • Experience in FEA methods and tools.
  • Experience with product design for additive manufacturing and additive support structures.
  • The ideal candidate would have an engineering technologist degree and 3-5 years' experience in Aerospace component design and development.
  • Product design experience with Kinematic products, or systems.
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt certified.
  • Knowledge of fluid conveyance related products, manufacturing techniques and materials.
  • Design Experience on products containing static and dynamic seals.
  • Ability to read and understand Drawings, Specifications, and Requirements.
  • Proficiency in application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5-2009 or newer.
  • Expertise in a CAD packages.
  • Understanding of design evaluation techniques such as reliability analysis, statistical tolerance stack-up, Failure Mode and Effect analysis (FMEA), etc.
  • Proficiency in Product Data Management systems for document control and workflow management (ENOVIA is a plus).
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite tools.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and switch focus efficiently.
  • Ability to compose clear and concise written communication.

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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.

Client-provided location(s): Jackson, MI, USA
Job ID: Eaton-26621Jackson
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)