Eaton Corporation CI Coordinator in Havant, United Kingdom

Eaton is recognized as a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. The Hydraulics Group also includes Eaton's Filtration, Golf Grip and Airflex industrial clutch and brake businesses. Eaton pumps, motors, transmissions, valves, cylinders, controls, hose and fittings offer a unique combination of proven technology and innovative design that translates directly into reliable performance and enhanced uptime. For more information, visit

Eaton's Hydraulic Division has an opening for a:

Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Location: / HAVANT, UK /

We have an opportunity for a CI Coordinator Eaton Team at its Havant Plant.

The Eaton Plant in Havant has been producing World Class hydraulic pumps and valves for over 50 years. Havant is a center for product innovation providing hydraulic valves that meet a wide range of customer requirements in the Oil and Gas exploration, Renewable Energy and Industrial markets.

The CI Co-ordinator is responsible for the implementation, coordination and deployment of the Eaton Lean System (ELS), Eaton Business System (EBS) and Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) within the Plant. The CI Coordinator acts as a key role reporting to the Havant Plant leadership team, also coordinating Lean activities for the Warwick Plant, driving the continuous improvement efforts in manufacturing processes and production methods, focusing on quality and productivity improvements. The CI Coordinator leads the lean training/Kaizen events and supports cost out activities and projects.

Essential Functions:

· Drive core Operational Excellence processes across the Plant to implement: Eaton Business System, Eaton Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement framework to support Manufacturing strategy.

· Manage, organize and lead Continuous Improvement, through Rapid Improvement Events and Kaizen programs, involving Coordinators, FLLs, support function staff and operators and report out improvements to support plant’s Cost Out objectives.

· Support Plant Coordinator in the annual EBS Pull cycle, developing Site VSM along with prioritization sheet from EBS Pull event. The EBS pull projects must be regularly reviewed as part of the CI Council.

· Provide Lean and EBS tools Training in the plant to all levels of the organization and ensure that resources and materials are developed, updated and sustained through CIF. Leverage training resources to ensure the adequate competencies and skills to deploy ELSS in the plant (including the deployment of auditors and assessors).

· Lead the weekly CI Council as per standard agenda to ensure all actions/metrics associated with assessments(OpA, ELSS, CIF etc.) and Continuous Improvement projects are completed in a timely manner and if not re-prioritised to ensure completion. Identify skills gaps and organise training to close the gaps

· Design and execute the lean manufacturing operations, and 6 Sigma plans across the plant to drive short-term and long-term business improvements. Implement and sustain current and future VG Regional Standards.

· Closely working with the management team, develop and implement system optimisation, lean culture, process improvements plan and strategies, operation excellence and cultural change plans, productivity initiatives and other programs leading to significant improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and overall customer satisfaction. Define Continuous Improvement policies, practices and procedures at Plant level.

· Update and maintain the CI Roadmap reflecting progress in CI metrics and key CI actions. To be discussed on monthly 1 to 1 call with divisional CI Coordinator.

· Liaison with Division CI functions to deploy Eaton Lean System (ELS) , Eaton Business System (EBS) and Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) program and is responsible for reporting improvements and plant’s deployments

· Drive the change management necessary to implement effective programs in continuous improvement field, focusing on increasing organizational effectiveness.

· Lead the cross functional teams to work on VSM projects, root cause analysis and corrective actions, problem solving tools application, standard work and production standard documentation (A3, 8D analysis, PFMEA’s, Control plans).

· Identify and promote transferable practices and process improvement opportunities which can be imported and exported to and from the plant. Present the results of transferable practices during the monthly divisional CI call

· Analyze key metrics related to BSC and plant’s KPIs and perform periodic reviews to evaluate results and establish actions plans to close the gaps



· Business degree ideally in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent vocational experience or qualifications

· Relevant of years of relevant experience in CI or Lean role in a multinational company or equivalent experience in technical fields (manufacturing, operations, quality or product engineering).

· Knowledge of quality assurance and continuous improvement methods, approaches and tools, including planning and project management.

· Experience as a trainer in Lean and Kaizen matters.

· Experience in leading teams and problem solving techniques and tools application

· Experience and able to work in a Corporate Matrix environment with the ability to influence across functions and hierarchy

· Excellent communication skills (ability to provide and foster effective on-going communication at all levels of the organization)

· Business acumen, learning agility, strong analytical skills, drive for results, developing and motivating others,

· Coordinatorial courage, intellectual rigor, accountability and team player attitude, proven capability to lead change in a team environment

· Must have or be prepared to achieve Eaton Lean Practitioner Certification

· Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement methods, approaches and tools; planning and project management;

· Quality Management System standards.

· Advance computer knowledge (MS Office and AutoCAD)

What Eaton offers:

· Permanent contract in fast growing global company

· Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us

· Eaton Business System offering various tools for management and people development

· Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.

Candidate applying for this vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

About Eaton:

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Operational Excellence

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time