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Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Engineer in Lincoln, Illinois

Eaton’s Electrical Division is seeking talented Manufacturing Engineer. This position will be based in Lincoln, Illinois.

Position Overview:

The primary function of this position is to reduce product cost by improving the manufacturing processes, methods, and/or procedures by introducing new technologies, designs, and materials.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Implement process improvements which reduce labor by simplifying tasks (process automation) or speeds the process (increases the number of products produced in a set time frame). Ensure that the safety of all employees is maintained during process changes.

  • Reduce product cost by improving on the product design.

  • Reduce product cost by reducing material used or type of material used in the product design.

  • Develop methods to reduce overall plant costs, meet profit plan targets, improve inventory control, quality improvement methods, etc., using lean tools and Six Sigma processes.

  • Introduce methods of flexible manufacturing to meet JIT ideals—decrease the amount of lost time due to set-up/changeover, flexible tooling, etc. Initiate a safety review whenever a process and/or equipment change takes place.

  • Member of the Value Stream Teams, recommending and leading actions to achieve the business case.

  • Specify, investigate, justify, and purchase capital equipment to accomplish primary function.

  • Order or specify tooling and equipment.

  • Improve quality of product and equipment through use of 8D, FMEA and other root cause analysis.

  • Pursue safety improvements and adhere to all safety and EHS requirements.

  • Aid in the training of manufacturing personnel.

  • Perform special projects at direction of immediate supervisor.

  • Manage/lead projects in the plant to achieve profit plan targets. This includes identification and coordination of internal and external resources, development of plan and implementation per the project timeline and objectives.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution or currently seeking a Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum 7 years Engineering and/or Operations experience

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

  • No relocation assistance is being offered for this position; candidates must reside within a 50 mile radius in order to be considered

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with sheet metal fabrication

  • Experience working with power presses

  • Experience with lean manufacturing processes and tools

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG RWDD Residential Wiring Devices Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.