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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Olean, New York
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Delivery Division is seeking a Continuous Improvement Engineer. The Continuous Improvement Engineer will be based at our Olean, NY facility.
Position Overview:
The Continuous Improvement Engineer supports the plant by executing and deploying the Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) initiatives. This position will be a change agent who drives continuous improvement initiatives and operational excellence within the facility. In addition, this individual will train the workforce on the use of lean tools and conducts continuous improvement events.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead, facilitate and execute projects using Lean principles and Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) to enhance the overall effectiveness of manufacturing operations and achieve operational excellence.
  • Train, coach and challenge process owners in the use Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) tools.
  • Plan and coordinate Kaizen Events, VSM’s, RIE’s and assure that all safety procedures are followed.
  • Report out metrics for verification of continuous improvement activities including cost out activities.
  • Provide assistance to production personnel in implementing improvement ideas, standard work, 5S and other resources they may need.
  • Follow all environmental health and safety procedures and practices to assure a safe work environment. 
  • Identify and correct unsafe conditions or practices to assure a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Perform other related tasks and assignments, as necessary. 


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement or Engineering within a Manufacturing and/or Operations environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma/Lean Green and/or Black Belt certification.
  • Prior project management experience.
  • Prior experience utilizing SAP or SPC.

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: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery Division

Job Level: Entry Level
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: 045472