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Eaton Corporation Systems Engineering Specialist in Davenport, Iowa

Eaton Mission Systems, formally Cobham Mission Systems, is seeking a Systems Engineer Specialist at our growing Davenport, Iowa facility . Relocation Assistance from within the United States is available!

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for design and certification of Aerospace oxygen systems. The individual will be responsible for architecture design and studies, requirements development and flow-down, system integration, and certification compliance. The position will coordinate across the Mission Systems Division (MSD) sites to support these projects.

A successful candidate will need knowledge and have prior experience of Aerospace life support and oxygen systems and components, be able to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, and lead system and sub-system level projects.

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.

In this function you will:

  • Provide technical leadership for a team of system and product engineers and provide technical leadership as part of the development IPT to execute on programs.

  • Execute on systems engineering functional capabilities including requirements development including flow-down and traceability; system architecture design and analysis; project engineering; control system design; system integration and verification; requirements compliance; certification compliance; functional competency aligned with the Eaton Industrial Sector Centers of Excellence for modeling and simulation, reliability, maintainability, safety, electronics, firmware and software.

  • Lead proposal preparation and execution of technical proposal and engineering schedules and hour estimates to support the customer response.

  • Prepare and review project related documentation to ensure completeness and quality.

  • Prepare presentations for Eaton leadership and representation at customer meetings as a technical expert. Highlight issues and manage customer requirements when necessary.

  • Develop standard processes, standards, and working instructions including the Eaton Aerospace Common Engineering Standards (ACES)

  • Promote and use DFSS within the systems engineering function.

  • Work directly with internal and external customers, suppliers, project engineers, design engineers, test engineers, COE functional leads, program management, and other product team members to develop systems and products.

  • Establish processes and reviews for buyers for supplier relationship management including monitoring & communicating supplier performance

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited institution

  • 15+ years of system, product design, or product development 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university

  • 15 years of technical leadership in aerospace oxygen and/or life support systems

  • 7+ years of experience on aerospace oxygen systems and/or life support systems

  • Design for Six Sigma or Six-Sigma (DMAIC) Greenbelt

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)

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 412-893-3600 or send an email to:

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

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 have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER MSD Mission System Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time