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Lean Engineer

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Motion Control Division is seeking a Lean Engineer. The Lean Engineer will be based at our Shawnee, OK facility.
Position Overview:
The Lean Engineer will be responsible for being a site Continuous Improvement ambassador. This person will be assigned major industrial and/or manufacturing engineering accountability for comprehensive responsibilities including trouble-shooting manufacturing methods, processes, tooling, CNC programming, and other activities that affect the assigned area.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Able to identify key elements of processes to be managed visually.
  • Lead Value Stream Mapping initiatives that capture process steps, systems, hand-offs, interrupters to flow, waste, and misallocated resources.
  • Perform time studies for part families with negative margins.
  • Work with operators to create standard work based on time studies.  
  • Standard work includes operator balance charts, standard combination sheets, activity of the product, process & operator.
  • Understands end to end supply chain concepts, theory of constraints & implementation of material replenishment strategies
  • Lead Kaizens & rapid improvement events to eliminate waste, reduce errors, & improve flow.
  • Develop system & process requirements: job skills and OJT.    
  • Accelerate adoption of employee ideas to increase engagement.
  • Drive rapid problem solving using 8Ds, fish bones, Apollo, Think Reliability cause mapping& other problem solving tools.
  • Apply mistake-proofing concepts to improve quality.
  • Deploy change management and management of change to minimize business disruption.
  • Perform set-up & change over activities to reduce bottlenecks.     
  • Develop knowledge and leading practices sharing across the site.
  • Create model cells to deliver world class metrics sustainably. 
  • Influence design and deployment of tier boards for visual enterprise.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Green Belt or Black Belt certification, strongly preferred.
  • Lean Master or Master Black Belt certified.

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: Operational Excellence

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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: 044404