Lead Production Support Engineer




Jackson, MS


Position summary

Eaton's AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems division is currently seeking a Lead Production Support Engineer. This position is based in our Jackson, MS location. Relocation assistance is provided.

The Jackson facility has approximately 500 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of Aerospace hydraulic components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $https://88499.97 - $https://129799.96 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.

What you'll do:

  • The Lead Production Support Engineer performs engineering assignments having complete responsibility for medium to high complexity products. This responsibility includes (but not limited to) gathering and analyzing production assembly and test data related to test failures, determining root cause(s), implementing solutions, and continuous improvement projects. Customer-facing product support and resolution of unit field issues is also included. Products include electric motorpumps, engine driven pumps, hydraulic motors, hydraulic heat exchangers, and hydraulic reservoirs.

  • Perform a variety of design and engineering calculations generally involving the application of advanced but standard mathematical formulas and available tabled or charted data. May derive formulas for the set up and solution of engineering problems.

  • Develop design of experiments (DOE) to isolate failures and determine root cause(s).

  • Prepare test procedures/plans in conjunction with engineering assignments. Evaluate test results with guidance from more senior engineers.

  • Monitor and direct engineering service groups that are conducting tasks such as drafting or analysis.

  • Implement improvements to test procedures, specifications, and engineering drawings in conjunction with engineering assignments. Conduct or lead 8D problem solving projects related to low test yield products. Drive cost out/reduction through continuous improvement projects related to manufacturing, assembly, and test.

  • Participate in internal design reviews and design discussions existing and new products.

  • Conduct or lead unit field failure investigations that include determination of failure root cause, corrective action needed, creation of technical reports, and regular discussions with the customer with no guidance or oversight in a technically competent manner.

  • Drive cost reduction results through analysis and preparation of engineering change proposals. Prepare engineering proposals by compiling, preparing and providing technical data.

  • Mentor less senior engineers and possibly have less senior engineers as direct reports.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of 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 https://U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a https://U.S. person as a https://U.S. Citizen, https://U.S. Permanent Resident (https://i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution.

  • Experience with 3D CAD modeling and the creation of detailed drawings.

  • Knowledge of standard aerospace manufacturing processes and ability to design for manufacturability.


  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • The selected applicant should be a fast-thinker and problem solver

  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft and Microsoft Office applications

  • Up to 10% travel may be required

  • Originality and ingenuity.

  • Work assignments may be varied and challenging but will involve complete responsibility/accountability. It is expected that this engineer would rely on the experience and guidance of more seasoned engineers when dealing with technical issues, but they must be self-directed as regards to the ownership and management of their tasks and schedules. Having enough insight to know what information to seek and where to seek that information is important.

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