Eaton Careers

Human Resources Manager

South Bend, Indiana
Human Resources


Job Description

Primary Function:


The primary function of the successful candidate will be to develop, implement and administer human resource policies, strategies and services for the South Bend facility which will maintain positive employee relations climate that is in concert and compatible with corporate objectives.


Essential Functions:

  • Develops, implements & administers positive employee relations programs for the South Bend facility that are consistent with those of the Vehicle Group-North America.
  • Facilitates the design and implementation of impactful change initiatives that ensure the best possible solution for all major constituents, including employees, customers, shareholders, etc.
  • Participates in driving the Eaton Business System, including the HR Operating Review, Operational Assessment, Lean and other core organizational initiatives to ensure standardized, high quality processes throughout South Bend.
  • Ensures all human resource policies and programs are in compliance with governmental and other regulatory requirements, such as EEOC, AAP and OFCCP.
  • Facilitates teams and inclusion activities aimed at improving various Employee Engagement Survey scores.
  • Coordinate training and development programs, including new employee orientation, to meet the needs and objectives of individuals and departments.
  • Lead the Master Trainer program including managing three direct reports
  • Directs the administration of benefit programs (both hourly & salaried) at the facility, consistent with Corporate guidelines.  Recommends benefit program modifications where appropriate.
  • Direct and coordinate the recruitment, selection and promotion process of applicants to meet salaried requirements.
  • Manages the performance appraisal system, salary planning and organizational capability/succession planning processes across the site.
  • Complies with the policies, procedures, and expectations outlined by Eaton’s Management System for the Environment, Safety, Security, and Health (MESH) and Quality Management System


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum 5 years HR work experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in human resources or an MBA with a human resources concentration from an accredited institution
  • 1 year of experience managing direct reports, including professional salaried positions
  • At least 1 year of union experience in a manufacturing 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: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAT North America Truck

Job Level: Manager
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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051714