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Eaton Corporation Additive Manufacturing Technician (Tecnico Solidworks) in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Eaton’s VGNA division is currently seeking an Additive Manufacturing Technician to join our team. This position is based at our Aguascalientes Engine Valve Facility.

The Additive Manufacturing Technician will support the deployment of Industry 4.0 initiatives and model lines, mainly focused on polymer and metal 3D printing.

Job duties support the 3D design of tooling, pieces and spares, keep the 3D printer’s usage above goal, and generate cost out thru improvements. Implementation of 3D print outs need to support factory margins, product delivery performance, employee safety and reductions in product/process abnormality, and might be linked to IDEAS process.

Some activities related with the position will be:

  • Works with the engineering, maintenance and CI team to detect necessities and implement 3D solutions

  • Participates in Eaton Lean System (ELSS) assessments and identify performance gaps. Works supporting CI Engineer with deployment / training related to Additive Manufacturing and Holo Lens as support.

  • Executes benchmark thru valve sites and other Eaton locations to identify and implement AM best practices

  • Applies Lean and Six Sigma concepts to eliminate waste thru Industry 4.0

  • Assure environmental, health and safety requirements are satisfied when the projects are implemented.

  • Manages the Additive Manufacturing log, creates SW and report outs to region and SLT.

  • Coordinates the MIN MAX of raw materials for 3D printer, executes autonomous maintenance and if required coordination with manufacturer technicians for any downtime repair.



Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • 6 months to 1 year of related experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical area or equivalent

  • Mechanical engineering or specialty with Design

  • Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)

  • Drive for results and willing to learn continuously

  • Proficient in Power Point, Excel, SolidWorks (3D), AutoCAD (2D)

  • Ability to support in multiple projects/activities

  • Experience in machining, grinding processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal training/certification in SOLIDWORKS

  • Advanced user

  • Cost out calculations prior experience

  • Automotive industry experience

  • Knowledge of forging, welding, machining and grinding

  • Expertise with IATF 16949

Position Success Criteria:

  • Support Eaton’s vision thru the Eaton Leadership Model

  • Promote a CI culture, thru teamwork, standardization and behavioral coaching, ensuring a constant safety focus

  • Drive Cost Out and Industry 4.0 competency by training, coaching and leading by example

  • Interpersonal communication skills and leadership development ability

Functional Competencies:


  • Zero Incident Workplace Culture


  • Manufacturing Process Design

  • Manufacturing Value Stream Success Factors and Continuous Improvement

  • Manufacturing Strategy Development and Execution

  • EBS Tool Integration

  • Business Systems and Practices

  • Program Management

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—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. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Quality

Region: Latin America

Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

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

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