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Master Design Engineer - Military Veterans

at Eaton

Would you like to be a part of an Aerospace organization that manufactures parts for the Commercial Aircraft, Military Life Support and Aerial Refueling products? Eaton’s Mission Systems Division is currently seeking a Master Design Engineer. This position is located in the growing Quad Cities, specifically in Davenport, IA. Eaton's Mission Systems is the Top 20 major employers in the area.


The expected annual salary range for this role is $80250.03 - $117700.04 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. 


The Davenport facility has 900+ employees and is leader in in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of aerospace mission systems components, systems and services to the US defense and commercial global aftermarket and OEM markets. World Leader in Air to Air Refueling technology

What you’ll do:

The Master Designer position has direct reporting to the Design Services Manager.  The primary function of this position is to design and develop new Eaton products as well as deploy existing product variants. Products include but are not limited to Life Support Oxygen and Nitrogen Systems, On-Board Oxygen and On-Board Inert Gas Generating Systems, Oxygen Regulators, Portable Oxygen Systems, Cryogenic Coolers, Controllers, Diving Apparatuses, Releases & Restraints, and Test Equipment.


•    Perform modeling, packaging, detailing, and mechanical stack up tolerance analysis.
•    Drive process improvements to quality and efficiency in the design process. 
•    Help with material selection, review & approval.
•    Participate and assist senior designer(s) and lead engineers with preparation of design review packages (e.g., SRR, PDR, CDR, FDR, etc.) for internal/external customers and management.
•    Participate and assist in reviewing legacy drawings and initiate transition to product lifecycle management tool (PLM).
•    Supports Manufacturing and Production with MRB issues.
•    Support root cause investigations and corrective actions, including with external vendors.
•    Participate and assist peer and senior engineers, the engineering test lab and production assembly personnel to verify and validate the designs to the various requirements, including through qualification and development testing.
•    Import and export 3D models that are not native to Pro Engineer into existing designs as well as provide customers with Eaton’s 3D models that are compatible with other CAD software systems.
•    Possess capability to interpret complex design requirements from 2D sketches prepared by project/senior engineers
•    Complete Bill-of-Materials within PLM to convey product requirements to organization.
•    Attend Integrated Product Team meetings to help define and review New Product requirements. 


Basic Qualifications: 
•    Associate’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Technology and minimum of 7 years of Product Design 
•    Minimum of 5 years of modeling software experience
•    Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
•    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 will be offered for this position.  Only candidates who reside within a 70 mile radius of the Davenport, IA facility will be considered for this position. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Technology and minimum of 3 years of Product Design
•    10 years of experience with new product development and sustaining support – specific to mechanical and electrical actuation systems
•    5 years of Creo experience
•    Advanced ASME Y14 knowledge
•    Key role in aerospace related professional organization


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 considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call us at 1-800-836-6345 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.


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.   


Davenport, IA


At Eaton, we value many of the skills and competencies that you gained in your military career.

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

These are our values too!

As we aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry, we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique. We create an environment that fosters learning and teaching, allowing employees to reach their full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

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.



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