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Plant Manager - Arecibo

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Manage all manufacturing and functional operations for CPD PCD Arecibo business, and provides  leadership for EHS, Human Resources, Finance, Logistics, IT functions that support the operations. Ensures safety, quality, production, and financial/cost objectives are met consistently with overall fulfillment of the Eaton Business System requirements. Oversees legal compliance accordingly to requirements, and assure implementation of Corporate policies and procedures among the functions.
  1. Develops, plans and implements programs to achieve strategic and profit plan goals that meet divisional and corporate objectives.  Provide visionary objectives that utilize competitive comparisons/benchmarking to ensure long term operational success.
  2. Develops plant budgets and forecasts and assures timely implementation and control.  In conjunction with the overall Division, develops strategic plans for the facility, short term and long term.
  3. Directs PCD plant functions including Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, IT, Finance, Facilities, EHS and Human Resources
  4. Responsible for the implementation and deployment of actions to ensure compliance with ISO 14001, ISO9000, OSHA regulations, and all federal and Local laws as they apply to their areas of responsibility.  Acts as liaison, monitors and interprets divisional/corporate policies and directives.  Delegates and monitors plant operations for compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies relative to affirmative actions (if applicable), safety, environmental and similar requirements. 
  5. Coordinates new products as well as phase out of old products using ProLaunch.
  6. Interacts with customers (internal and external) to ensure understanding of their expectations and achievement of their satisfaction of plant products and services.
  7. Manages operating and capital expenses to achieve financial commitments and acts as accounting representative for the site. 
  8. Assures prompt and accurate reporting systems on all aspects of plant operations including inventory, labor,  production, shipping and receiving to monitor performance against plant objectives
  9. Represents the company in community and professional activities.
  10. Builds organizational capability and drives talent management programs and processes.  Leads, mentors and develops direct reports and subordinates – creates an environment of accountability.  Establishes goals and assures performance to goals.  Enhances employee relations through open and consistent communications and leadership practices.  
  11. Direct the plant safety and environmental processes to insure a safe work place for all employees and visitors.
  12. Partner with the marketing group and the Power Components Division for projects / products improvements.
  13. Direct the operational excellence improvement efforts.
  14. Leads the organization in the effective deployment and continuous improvement of all EBS components: EQS, MESH, HR-OR, ELSS, ProLaunch, EBE.
  15. Develops annual objectives for the plant and reviews with plant leadership team, employees and division
  16. Communicates information to employees on the state of the operation, and leads the communications efforts of the facility.


  1. Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Finances or other related areas.
    1. Master degree in Finance Operation Management and others related areas (Preferred).
  2. Minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing/operations areas.
  3. Full Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  4. PC knowledge: Microsoft Office, AS400, Vista, Oracle, Mapics.
  5. Requires an administrative knowledge of finance/accounting, budgeting, forecasting, capital expenditure analysis, and cost administration
  6. Requires a working knowledge of corporate, division and plant policies and procedures.
  7. Knowledge of governmental requirements for the location is preferred.
  8. Experience in Lean Manufacturing Techniques, as well as safety/environmental compliance experience.
  9. Strong knowledge in manufacturing and quality assurance practices.
  10. Preferable: Lead Auditor ISO9001, ISO14000 and Greenbelt Champion.
  11. EBE Examiner a plus.

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: EPG CPD PCD Power Components Division

Job Level: Executive
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?: International relocation – worldwide
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 053127