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Eaton Corporation MFG Engineer in Nordhausen, Germany

Manufacturing Engineer for Production Lines Forging and PTA (Plasma-Pulver-Auftragschweißen)

Essential Functions:

The primary objective of this position is to support manufacturing, identifying areas of inefficiency (productivity, quality, safety) within the manufacturing areas, and using Six Sigma tools to make improvements while minimizing cost.

  • Provide technical support for internal and external customers

  • Identify inefficient processes, through observation and through interaction with operators within the manufacturing areas, and implement improvements through utilization of tools like Six Sigma

  • Support and drive investment projects for improvement, including machine purchase recommendations, capital expenditure justification, installation, programming, etc.

  • Lead and participate in cross-functional project teams, assist with corrective actions and implement improvements and document associated cost savings.

  • Test process changes and collect data. Use relevant software programs for statistical analysis of data. Utilize analysis to drive improvements.

  • Utilize change management processes to be sure facility systems are updated with all project improvement changes; this includes updating all relevant process documents.

  • Lead relevant safety initiatives to help drive toward a goal of zero-incident culture.


Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or comparable degree program

  • 1-2 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is required

  • Proficiency in German language

  • Prior experience and understanding of the valve manufacturing processes is preferred

  • Right attitude to both teamwork and ability to assert oneself

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma and Problem Solving 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: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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.