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Continuous Improvement (OpEx) Manager




Reno, Nevada, United States

Eaton’s Global Energy Infrastructure Solutions (GEIS) division is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement (OpEx) Manager. This is a hybrid role based in one of the following locations: Bakersfield, CA; Fontana, CA; Windsor, CT; Sarasota, FL; Highland, IL; Pinckneyville, IL Troy, IL; Worcester, MA; Raleigh, NC; Reno, NV; Syracuse, NY, Beachwood, OH; Washington, PA; Amarillo, TX; Houston, TX; Sherman, TX; Roanoke, VA; Waukesha, WI.

Our commitment : We’re not just about business; we’re about making a difference. Our team is dedicated to improving lives and safeguarding the environment through our products and services.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105000.03 - $154000.04 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:

As Continuous Improvement (OpEx) Manager, you will provide leadership and support to the region by driving the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) and invigorate the continuous improvement culture throughout our businesses. This critical role will partner with sites and businesses to identify, solve, and recommend possible solutions to unique situations or problems. This role involves at least 50% travel to our various manufacturing locations and day to day activities include:

  • Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) and Eaton Business System (EBS) – Lead Operational Assessment (OpA) and ELSS / EBS strategy deployment procedures and activities across the region. Lead ELSS projects and deploy ELSS through tactical activities and facilitation of kaizen events in major sites. Prepare and conduct ELSS related training to support development of site/business ELSS knowledge, coach and grow regional talent on Continuous Improvement (CI) competencies. Support the site ELSS / CIF assessment and calibrate for Opportunities for Advancement (OFA)
  • Training Programs – Lead development and certification process of a CI training program. Mentor and support candidates of Lean/Six Sigma Certification programs throughout the certification process.
  • Key Cost Effectiveness Projects – Support key business segment’s cost effectiveness projects and actions, product cost reduction initiatives and ensure achievement of business benefits determined in each project. Lead, facilitate, coach or support Needle Mover projects, Rapid Improvement Events (RIE), Business Process Improvement (BPI) projects, including non-Cost-out CI projects and special or turn-around CI projects. Follow-up the development and improvement of process and system to enhance and sustain process reliability.
  • Manufacturing Processes – Analyze and improve manufacturing, functional and business processes using Lean and Six Sigma methods and tools, real-time problem-solving techniques and other statistical and quality improvement tools. Initiate operating principles that focus on process standardization, visual factory, flow focus, accountability of tier meetings, etc.

What will make you successful?

The ideal candidate possesses flexibility and resilience, poise under pressure, and the ability to adapt plans to changing circumstances while maintaining strength and resolve. Strong communication and influencing skills are key to enabling visible and collaborative leadership and driving alignment across a complex global matrixed environment. An understanding of resource and capacity planning, as well as MRP systems, and the demonstrated ability to use Lean and Six Sigma tools and deliver projects in an operational environment will make a candidate highly effective in this role.

We are looking for candidates who are diverse in their backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and who can bring fresh and innovative ideas to our team.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience leading manufacturing operations and/or continuous improvement
  • No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of one of the locations provided in the job description to be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Seven (7) years’ experience leading manufacturing operations and/or continuous improvement
  • Business Processes improvement experience in facilitating projects for IT, HR, Finance, SCM, Sales & Marketing and other non-manufacturing functions
  • Subject matter expert in specified manufacturing process such as Metal Stamping, Plastics injection, system assembly and electronics/electrical manufacturing process
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification

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