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Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Juarez, Mexico
Operational Excellence


Job Description

  1. Responsible for working with divisional and site leadership and for co-developing the continuous improvement plans within the specified area of responsibility utilizing Integrated Deck Building and EBS Pull.
  2. Responsible for execution of the key breakthrough continuous improvement projects (key needle mover projects) within the specified area of responsibility, including the achievement of stretch performance goals.
  3. Champion Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) tools and processes and use in a disciplined and rigorous way to achieve stretch performance goals while building organizational capability of business and site lean coordinators.
  4. Responsible for sustaining the results achieved through follow-up reviews, building of local organizational capability and deployment of Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).
  5. Support annual assessments including Operations Assessment (OpA). Identify with divisional and site leadership appropriate Opportunities for Advancement and improvement action plans.
  6. Ongoing mentoring, evaluation and development of business and plant lean coordinators, against the ELSS functional competencies.
  7. Coordinate and support the facilitation of top-level training/program and certification on ELSS tools and culture.
  8. Champion structured problem solving including the application of PDCA to build organizational capability, shape the culture and get results.
  9. Identify & promote best-practices within the region. Conduct research focused on benchmarking world-class performance and utilize findings to recommend stretch targets to senior leadership.
Responsible for the development of Six Sigma statistical tools competence and resource as required by the businesses in the region.


The ideal candidate will not necessarily be an expert in all Lean, Six Sigma and Manufacturing Excellence tools and processes, but on the other hand will have a strong work ethic, will strive for performance excellence and have the ability to drive change and influence others.
  • Ideally the candidate will have experience in deploying and building a strong lean culture.
  • This position represents a great career development opportunity for someone eager to learn and willing to perform the role between 2 to 3 years, and who will then progress into a different role.
  • A fluent and highly articulate communicator with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Above 75% travel required. Trip duration will normally be 3 to 5 days a week.
  • University degree or equivalent in an engineering, technical or related field.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish languages would be a significant advantage.
  • Multiple years’ experience in manufacturing necessary, international experience would be a significant advantage.

    The successful candidate would ideally be able to work from an Eaton base in the region.

    • Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Pull System, Standardized Work, 5S, TPM, Setup Reduction and Error Proofing.
    • Problem solving tools & methods, including statistics and process variation reduction tools.

    Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF)

  • 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: Latin America
    Organization: EPG CPD UL Bussmann

    Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
    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

    Requisition ID: 047093