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HR Manager

Human Resources

HR Manager


Lincoln, Illinois, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is currently seeking a HR Manager. This role is located onsite at our facility in Lincoln, IL. Relocation is offered to candidates currently residing in the U.S. Our site in Lincoln, IL is a union manufacturing location with 830 employees where we produce circuit breakers, steal enclosures, metering, and other residential, commercial, and industrial products.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $120075.03 - $176110.04 a year. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program.

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:

As an integral part of the site leadership team, this role will identity, develop and deploy business driven HR strategies designed to attract, manage, develop, motivate, and retain key people while creating a high-performance, sustainable organization that is capable of achieving the business objectives and action plans. Key areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to labor relations, talent strategy, culture, engagement and building organizational capabilities.

The role will report directly to the Plant Manager and has five (5) direct reports – (2) HR Supervisors, (2) HR Generalist, and (1) Training and Engagement Coordinator

In this role:

  • Lead the Human Resources function and act as a key member of the plant leadership team to drive all strategic and operational HR activities for the Lincoln site.
  • Lead employee and labor relations for 700 hourly union plant employees and 80 salaried employees across three shifts by building relationships, practicing positive employee engagement, and investigating and resolving labor and employee issues timely and effectively.
  • Lead the union relations strategy and relationship with the local union committee.
  • Lead the talent acquisition strategy for all salaried and hourly positions while understanding trends in the local and national labor markets, facility turnover and annual profit plan headcount requirements.
  • Lead the talent management and organizational effectiveness strategy by championing robust cross-training, succession planning, performance management practices and developing talent.
  • Lead the building organizational capability process by ensuring high levels of manager effectiveness, employee engagement and inclusion and diversity strategies to ensure facility has the talent and teams needed to meet our customer’s needs and key metrics.
  • Drive HR functional excellence through deployment of Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment with the Eaton Business System to achieve goals and objectives. Develop, optimize, document, and standardize sustainable processes, sharing best practices across the division.
  • Partner with the plant manager and EHS manager to lead an effective site security strategy.
  • Foster a culture where ownership of health and safety is embraced by all employees.
  • Administer compensation programs to assure competitive pay practices through systems that strive to reward superior employee performance.
  • Ensure compliance with all country, provincial, federal, and state laws, and compliance requirements.


Required (Basic) Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years Human Resources experience
  • Three (3) years managing people
  • One (1) year working in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or MBA from an accredited institution
  • Seven (7) years managing people
  • PHR or SPHR certification


  • Ability to understand, interpret and easily communicate and align policies and practices to the Eaton leadership attributes
  • Proven ability to influence and work effectively across all levels in a highly matrixed environment
  • Demonstrate discretion, able to work with sensitive and confidential materials and possess good business judgement
  • General knowledge of employment laws and ability to apply legal concepts to real world situations
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail, while also able to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal across a wide audience
  • Proven ability to deal with conflict and diffuse difficult situations


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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.