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Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and Continuous Improvement

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering


Horseheads, New York, United States

Eaton’s Power Components Division is currently seeking a Manager, Manufacturing Engineering and Continuous Improvement. This role is based at our Horseheads, NY facility. Relocation assistance will be provided within the US/PR.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $101250.0 - $148500.0 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

Come join Eaton, as our company experiences unprecedented growth and continues on our journey to becoming an intelligent power management company! You will be part of the senior leadership team at this well-established plant where you'll have the opportunity to deliver results by driving the continuous improvement culture. In this role you will direct activities associated with engineering and Continuous Improvement (CI) including activities of the site lean coordinator and tool champions to achieve plant-wide improvements; outcome business results, and target assessment scores.

In this function you will:

  • Implement Operational Excellence using Eaton Business Excellence criteria and Eaton Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  • Direct the site lean coordinator and lean tool champions to ensure the achievement of business results and corporate goals.
  • Identify and prioritize engineering projects and Lean events based. Drive projects to successful completion as defined by improvements in plant processes and metrics. Lead and/or participate in Kaizen events
  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the CI and manufacturing engineering function to ensure the achievement of plant goals with a specific focus on safety, productivity, quality, customer metrics and cost out.
  • Manage manufacturing engineers and engineering supervisors. Provide overall leadership and direction for this group, establish and track meaningful goals in alignment with plant goals.
  • Ensure manufacturing processes are standardized and consistently deployed. Identify and implement new materials, equipment, processes, technology, and procedures to enhance and improve the product line and its manufacturing processes.
  • Manage the capacity analysis, capital planning process and execution of the annual capital plan. Prepare and manage manufacturing engineering department budget. Participate in the Strategic Planning by preparing 5-year Quality, Manufacturing Technology, Lean and Capital plans.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience using Lean tools (5S, Standard Work, Set Up Reduction, VSM, TPM, Lean Material Flow) in a manufacturing environment
  • Company sponsorship not offered. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Manufacturing from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience of management of people
  • Five (5)+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of finance, cost out etc.

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