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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Kearney, Nebraska
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

The Eaton Kearney plant has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer. 
The primary objective of this position is to identify areas of inefficiency (productivity, quality, safety) within the manufacturing areas and use Six Sigma tools to make improvements while minimizing cost.
Essential Functions:
  • Identifies processes within the manufacturing areas to improve, using problem solving tools and methodologies.
  • Leads cross-functional project teams, documenting cost savings.
  • Supports manufacturing by participating on teams and assisting with corrective actions.
  • Uses data and statistical analysis to support testing and process changes.
  • Implements improvement ideas that result from project teams.
  • Actively participates in Focus Factory team, leading & supporting activities related to the team’s goals of Safety, Quality, and Productivity
  • Utilizes Management of Change to ensure all systems are reviewed and updated with all project improvement changes
  • Leads safety Initiatives to help ensure compliance with corporate wide requirements.
  • Provide technical leadership in the selection, design, development, and installation of cost effective manufacturing processes and techniques.
  • Lead capital projects from initiation phase through installation & startup, including resource management, machine purchases, machine runoffs, and operator/maintenance training. 
  • Other duties as needed and assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 3+ years of engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Lean/Six Sigma trainings or certifications
  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams
  • AutoCAD, SolidWorks
  • Forge press operations
  • Gear Forging
  • Heat Treat
  • Blast and Drum operations
  • Tool and Die design
  • Robotic forging
  • PLC programming
  • Automotive industry experience
  • High volume manufacturing environment experience

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: VEH NAA North America Auto

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 041004