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High-Performance Work Team lead


Lead Developer


Jackson, Michigan, United States

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a High-Performance Work Team lead to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, Michigan facility.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $91500.03 - $134200.04 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:

Primary Function:

This position is responsible to lead operations for salaried and hourly employees and to drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, on-time delivery, productivity, and other cost measures through use of the Eaton Business System (EBS) tools.

Essential Functions:

  • Champion a Safety Culture through using MESH tools, safety best practices, and empowering all employees to take responsibility for their own safety as well as all of everyone they work with
  • Lead areas of responsibility in the use of EBS practices, including MESH, ELSS, EQS, ProLaunch, and BOS/BSC, with focus on performance of the entire value stream. Keep focus on meeting customer needs, both internal and external (Customer Centric Focus / KBKC)
  • Utilize the BOS process to track and analyze key operational metrics and implement actions to improve operational performance. Direct day-to-day activities in production areas, including manpower movement, job assignments, time/attendance/vacation data, etc.
  • Lead cross-functional Continuous Improvement Teams for areas of responsibility, championing teamwork through the BOS process and use of ELSS tools to continuously improve operational performance. Participate in other CI Teams as appropriate. Manager priority on shared functional resources to achieve business needs
  • Forecast labor hours, schedule overtime, and execute to labor plan
  • Prepare reports and present CI Team data and activities to Jackson Plant Leadership Team
  • Establish and maintain a positive, engaged employee team sentiment through application of Eaton’s Values, Ethics, and Philosophies and empowering employees to make decisions, innovate, and work in a continuous learning environment
  • Train and develop hourly team members, as well as providing coaching and oversight to dotted-line functional team members. Clearly define and communicate expectations, providing positive reinforcement when met and providing coaching and counseling as necessary when not met
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Operations/Manufacturing
  • Minimum of 1 year of manager of people experience or other significant leadership experience
  • Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius from our location in Jackson, MI will be considered for the role.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing processes (safety, environmental, assembly, gauging, AS9100)
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement, including 6S
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership, coaching, and influence management skills
  • Must be able to establish priorities and balance multiple objectives
  • Computer Skills: demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with MRP systems

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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.