US-New York-Orchard Park
Date Posted
31 Dec 2021

Eaton, formerly Cobham Missions Systems has an ongoing need for Mechanical Design Engineers to support sustaining activities and participate in new product development for their Orchard Park, New York facility. The Mechanical Design Engineer will support both sustaining activities (Discrepancy Reports, Engineering Change Orders, and production support) as well as participate in the development of new products.  The ideal candidate will be expected to learn and apply Standard Engineering processes, aid in the development of robust products which are optimized for production, demonstrate a broad understanding and application of technical principles, demonstrate a working knowledge of related technical disciplines and exhibit good judgment in support of projects with diverse scope and complexity.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure appropriate Safety, Health and Environment (S/H/E) concepts are applied consistently to each project in accordance with Cobham guidelines including following of the organizations ethical guidelines of the organization.
  • Gain familiarity with existing production hardware and provide sustaining engineering support to the manufacturing personnel.
  • Investigate and disposition Material Discrepancy Reports (MDRs) through drawing review, vendor communication and interaction with the cross-functional team.
  • Participate in the internal Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) training class and apply the concepts learned to everyday engineering activities
  • Utilize input from the cross functional team, propose design changes that will improve the manufacturability, performance, and or cost of existing production hardware.
  • Participate in failure investigations and recommend/implement corrective actions  
  • Create, analyze, and dispositioning of Failure Analysis Reports
  • Consistently apply the Standard Engineering processes to each development effort undertaken
  • Diligently document each step of the design process for future reference/re-use 


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Aeronautical Engineering from an ABET Accredited University and at least 3 years of engineering experience
  • Completed coursework in core engineering principles including: statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and control systems
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD a plus
  • Ability to work effectively within a cross functional team
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills as well as being comfortable in making presentations
  • Sound problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills


As a contractor with the Federal government, Eaton is subject to the Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccination.  As permitted by applicable law, the candidate(s) hired under this posting must provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines, or request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement.  Vaccination status will not be verified until after an offer of employment is provided, and candidates may also request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation at that time.

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Michele Monfuletho
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