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Master Designer - Military Veterans

at Eaton

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS PDCAD division is currently seeking a Master Designer. This role is located in Fayetteville, NC. Relocation assistance will be provided.

In this role, you will originate, develop, and check complex mechanical and/or electrical design layouts, assemblies, test fixtures, detail and fabrication drawings, and/or schematic diagrams of products using computer-aided engineering systems. You will apply proficient technical knowledge to design and develop assemblies through the application of diverse technical principles and practices.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $63749.97 - $93499.96 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:

  • Direct the activities of detail drafters in support of the layouts established by higher-level designers / engineers.    

  • Create 3D CAD assembly models in support of the conceptual layouts.

  • Work to standard procedures or written and oral instructions from supervisor

  • Act as ECN Administrator and ensure efficient completion of the process for each ECN.

  • Demonstrate advanced computer skills with required software.

  • Provide technical assistance to manufacturing / engineering groups.

  • Address and resolve issues that surface with little to no supervision

  • Coordinate with different levels of the organization to ensure schedules are met.

  • Demonstrate a high and diverse level of tool use as well as develop tools.

  • Demonstrate an advanced level of product knowledge.

  • Support tooling and material information

  • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple projects/assignments/duties

  • Proficient use of the ECN and Document Management Systems to process changes and implement new product information.

  • Capable of successfully managing complex projects to a timeline and following Eaton's PROLaunch process. These projects may include working directly with field sales or the end customer

  • Tracks and reports trends to manager using data collection and analysis techniques such as Pareto and Gant charts. Uses this data to develop solutions to reverse negative trends

  • Capable of troubleshooting and programming devices such as adjustable frequency drives, solid state starters, device net systems and programmable logic controllers

  • Capable of designing control circuits that include the above

  • Proficiently use EBOM to create new assemblies

  • Lead project teams such as 8-D, cost reduction, greenbelt, etc.

  • Recognized as a technical resource by peers and others looking to them to solve problems and find solutions.


Required (Basic) Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution with at least three (3) years of relevant experience

    • OR an Associate’s degree or higher in a related engineering/technology major with at least two (2) years of relevant experience

    • OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering discipline.  

    • Relevant experience is defined as the use of computer-aided design software to create engineered drawings and/or experience and knowledge of the design and manufacturing of motor control centers and/or package control assemblies.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in engineering and design software programs in addition to AutoCAD.

  • Basic programming/macro experience.


  • Understanding and application of drafting standards and techniques (using computer-aided engineering software)

  • Capability to visualize components, features and assemblies in three-dimensional space

  • Ability to use required engineering software tools (including AutoCAD) and other common computer software (word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, etc.)

Additional Information:

  • Quality Systems / Corporate Programs: Ensure compliance where applicable with systems and programs such as: ISO 9000-2000, ISO 14001, Underwriters Laboratory, NEMA, etc. Participate in and demonstrate understanding of other programs, such as: Eaton Business System (EBS), Management of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH), etc.

  • Health and Safety Responsibilities:

    • Know and follow established job specific and facility wide health and safety procedures and rules.

    • Bring health and safety issues, unsafe acts and safety suggestions to management's attention or correct those they can.

  • Actively participate in accident, injury and illness prevention activities:

    • Develop job safety analysis and safe working procedures.

    • Identify and correct hazards and unsafe conditions.

    • Accident, near-miss accident or potential hazard investigations.

    • Keep other employees aware of health and safety practices and activities by actively observing fellow employee work practices and incorporating safety.

    • Maintain housekeeping in work area.

    • Maintain health and safety equipment in good working order.

    • Actively participate in health and safety training and demonstrate competency based on training received.

    • Participate actively in providing suggestions for the health and safety program improvement.

    • Know and implement regulatory compliance requirements in their work area.

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.   


Fayetteville, NC


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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