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Lead Specialist, Advanced Manufacturing

Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Searcy, Arkansas; Middlesex, North Carolina; Newbern, Tennessee; Cleveland, Ohio; Maumee, Ohio; Van Wert, Ohio
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics group has an opening for a Lead Specialist, Advanced Manufacturing.
The primary function of this position is to integrate and optimize manufacturing processes and capacity to World Class level throughout the Hydraulics Group global operations.
This position is primarily responsible for developing, leading or assisting the following project types:  new capital installation, new capital selection, new capital training, new capital run off, asset consolidation/transfers, make/buy analysis, machine tool control programing, fixture design, tool selection and application, and introduction of information technology to manufacturing processes. The incumbent will have responsibility to assure that simulation models, global capacity analyses, and process templates are created and maintained for all assigned key component processes and work flows in the global Hydraulics Operations sites and train Hydraulics personnel as needed.  The incumbent may have assignments to new product introduction (NPI) teams and if so will have responsibility and leadership for the manufacturing and operational check list items. 
This position incumbent will work closely with personnel up and down the organization to capture manufacturing expertise and align visions to create homogeneous manufacturing within the different manufacturing sites of the Hydraulics Operations globally.
Essential Functions:
  • Lead the development and deployment of Manufacturing Systems roadmaps that support the overall Hydraulics Manufacturing Strategy; research and make innovative recommendations supporting business goals and develop action plans to transfer new technology to existing and new processes globally.
  • Manage Hydraulics Manufacturing projects and requests; coordinate the planning, activities of subordinates, direction and timing of the various phases in the project life cycle, working with stakeholders to provide estimates of resources, costs, and benefits of projects; plan for and manage project resources.
  • Lead/Assist local sites with new capital installation, asset layout, and new product launch.
  • Comply with standard EHS practices and guidelines embodying a Zero Incident Culture.
  • Champion components process standardization and templates across all Hydraulics facilities.  Ensure processes meet Environmental, Safety, and Health (MESH) & regulatory requirements.
  • Lead development of detailed manufacturing site simulation models including capacity to be used at local and group levels for virtual evaluation and analysis.
  • Partner with the IT function to evaluate and deploy digital manufacturing tools and concepts to enhance and promote World Class Manufacturing capability.
  • Provide training as required for key processes and gaging.
  • Capture and redistribute the experience of Process Knowledge experts.
  • Lead/Assist with management of footprint rationalization projects throughout Global Hydraulics Operations.
  • Coordinate activities with Hydraulics EHS, Lean and Quality functions.
  • Lead Process Councils.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Computer Science from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing and shop floor experience
  • Minimum of 2 years acting as lead in capital projects for $1M or greater
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Position Criteria
  • Able to plan and organize effectively
  • Self-motivated, dependable
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a changing global, virtual organization
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and switch focus efficiently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and SolidWorks
  • Travel up to 50%
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years of new product launch experience
  • 3 years of experience with 2D/3D CAD (Pro/E) software
  • 5 years of experience in reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • 5 years of experience with enterprise MRP systems (Oracle, MFG-Pro, JD Edwards)
  • 5 years’ experience with product costing, control plans, product routings and make vs. buy analysis
  • 3 years’ experience using and implementing Lean/Six Sigma tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Job: Operational Excellence

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 049015