Eaton Careers

Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Service Centers)

Houston, Texas; Glendale Heights, Illinois
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton has an opening for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Service Centers). This role can either be located in Houston, TX or Glendale Heights, IL.
The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for optimizing Low Voltage Motor Control production through the improvement and standardization of tools and processes.  This role will primarily responsible for the Chicago and Houston Service Centers while working closely with the Fayetteville NC plant to implement the overall strategies for the product line.  Responsibilities will include day to day support of the manufacturing team as well as longer-term project management and strategy implementation.  The Senior ME will be called upon to prioritize department opportunities, research and identify potential improvements, and manage the complex projects to implement changes.  Frequent coordination, communication and travel between Houston, Chicago and Fayetteville will be necessary.
Essential Functions Include:
  • Lead efforts to proactively identify opportunities to improve Safety, Quality, Productivity, and reduce Cost
  • Prioritize safety and develop solutions for open concerns
  • Provide day to day support for the manufacturing team, including troubleshooting for assembly, material, tooling, or engineering concerns
  • Develop or purchase manufacturing equipment, fixtures, and tooling
  • Create and Improve manufacturing documentation, including operator method sheets (work instructions), standard work, and other instruction
  • Employ Value Stream Maps to evaluate process current state and plan/execute future state
  • Implement Cost Reduction projects
  • Utilize lean tools, kaizen, and six sigma - train the production team
  • Manage capital spend projects for production equipment
  • Participate with multi-functional product development teams to ensure manufacturability of new designs through the ProLaunch process
  • Identify resource needs for the plant, assist in preparing budgets and major appropriation requests
  • Foster an environment that promotes Eaton’s goals and philosophies and encourages continuous improvement through participation and teamwork
  • All Other Duties as assigned by Manager


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in a  manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship.
  • Relocation is not offered for this role. Only candidates currently residing within a 50 mile radius of Houston, TX or Glendale Heights, IL will be considered.
Position Criteria:
  • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma techniques.
  • Robust analytical skills and understanding of problem solving techniques/ tools including Six Sigma, 8D, QOS, balanced scorecard, and goal setting.
  • Strong knowledge of business systems and manufacturing processes.
  • Must be able to travel as necessary to Houston, Chicago and Fayetteville, NC.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience with MRP systems, MS Office, CAD
  • Houston is the preferred location for this position
  • Electrical Industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Experience working in a remote environment

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: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy 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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046415