Mechanical Design Engineer I job at Westminster, Maryland


Eaton Mission Systems, formerly Cobham Mission Systems is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer I that will work with a dynamic team at our growing Westminster, MD facility.

Summary: The Mechanical Design Engineer I will facilitate the design of new and legacy products for the Aerospace industry supporting manned and unmanned flights, Life Support applications in commercial and military platforms, and defense industry platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

Entry-level Mechanical Design Engineers are responsible for working on various technical efforts pertaining to the product design while adhering to standard practices and procedures
Work will be performed in a design and development team environment with direct supervision by an Engineering Manager.
Regular tasks include the design and development of new products in an R&D environment, support to production and timely issue resolution.
Mechanical Design Engineers may participate in company-wide engineering initiatives and activities, as well as provide technical input to non-engineering support staff.
Why work at Eaton?  We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
Healthcare/retirement savings programs
Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Materials OR Aerospace Engineering from an ABET Accredited university
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 benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of the facility will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
Preferred Qualifications:

Related previous professional experience including Internships, etc.
Familiarity with mechanical design, composite, pneumatics, hydraulics, FEA, and vibration & shock
Experience with SolidWorks 3D CAD
Ideal candidates are passionate individuals who strive to create innovative solutions using proven technical aptitude.
Candidates should possess a basic knowledge of technical regulations, military or industrial standards, relevant educational experience in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
Ability to work effectively within a cross functional team
Possess good oral and written communication skills as well as being comfortable in making presentations
Problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills
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 412-893-3600 or send an email to:


What you will get from us

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

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.


Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER MSD Mission System Division

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes – Hybrid
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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