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Eaton Development Program: Operations Management


Database Development


Beachwood, Ohio, United States

We make what matters work.   

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.   


What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:    

  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of responsibilities
  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles
  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience
  • This Development Program is designed to provide early talent with diverse experiences across various businesses and locations. To enhance your learning and fully maximize the benefits of the program, relocating to an endorsed Eaton location will be required.

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?

Eaton provides a competitive total rewards package commensurate with applicable skills, knowledge, and experience and consistent with internal and external market practices. The annual salary for this role is $75,000 (bachelor’s degree) with a one-time $6,000 signing bonus or $85,000 (master’s degree) with a one-time $12,000 signing bonus.

What you’ll do:

The Eaton Development Program - Operations Management is a three-year program that involves three unique, 12-month assignments across Eaton’s many businesses and locations.   


Potential Assignments Include:  

  • Manufacturing Engineering  
  • Continuous Improvement  
  • Operational Excellence   
  • Supply Chain  
  • Quality Assurance   
  • Environmental Health and Safety   


All participants will have the opportunity to gain hands on manufacturing experience, hold a manager of people position, receive yellow and green belt certifications, and participate in a functional and leadership learning curriculum series.  


After completion of the program, your experience and newly acquired skills could lead you in a variety of leadership career paths within manufacturing and operations.    

Required (Basic) Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in engineering from an accredited institution, with graduation date no later than August 2024
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.8  
  • Minimum of one internship/co-op experience or an equivalent of 3 months of manufacturing experience completed at the time of this application (excluding research)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and in the future
  • Must be geographically flexible to relocate within the United States

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Prior manufacturing or operations experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or community
  • Ability to speak a second language

Position Criteria:

  • Interest in pursuing a career as a leader of people in operations  
  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the participant; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed
  • This role may include travel (up to 25%) within a local region and internationally as determined by the assignment manager


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