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Operations Manager

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

  • Understands Eaton Business System and is able to articulate, execute and model the prescribed tenants:  Vision, Values, Philosophy, Code of Ethics, Planning, Growth, Operational Excellence, Assessment and Learning
  • Studies advance schedules, plans adequate material and manpower to execute the production schedule and meet or exceed customer expectations.  Coordinates schedule difficulties with dependent departments
  • Develops strategic manufacturing plans in compliance with Eden Prairie’s core/non-core strategy
  • Fosters a motivated, highly committed workforce, with emphasis on the development of skills to accomplish High 5 goals and Value Stream Objectives
  • Resolves employee problems along with supervisory team.  Counsels employees on behavior or performance issues.  Follows established company policies and values, and contractual obligations
  • Recommends design and process changes to improve manufacturing
  • Prepares manufacturing, tactical plans to include multi-year projections of process development necessary to achieve new product, quality, and productivity goals
  • Able to Identify new capital needs or capital improvement needs required for process improvements, cost reductions, quality improvements or new products by facilitating value stream map reviews
  • Ensures the achievement of Profit Plan objectives through effective cost management in relevant operation departments including managing labor efficiency and overtime
  • Works with machine tool and tooling vendors to investigate and recommend process changes. Implements process control plans, installs equipment, and debugs equipment
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the front line leaders and the engineering team and maintenance teams
  • Develop the front line supervisors and engineers with challenging assignments, clear performance expectations and ongoing coaching
  • Develops goals, measures and sets expectations, in alignment with Divisional and Corporate goals and initatives, with Front Line Leaders, Engineers, and employees to enhance departmental performance.
  • Model the Eaton ethical conduct policy, the Eaton Values and Philosophy, and comply with all other corporate, plant, and regulatory policies and regulations as applicable
  • Support plant lean, safety, quality and continuous improvement efforts. Including a focus on the execution of MESH and ELSS


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university. 
  • Minimum of 7 years in a manufacturing setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading others.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Master’s in Business Administration or Engineering from an accredited university.
  • 3 or more years of experience managing leaders of people in a manufacturing setting.
  • 3 or more years of experience  with planning adequate material and manpower to execute production schedules.
  • 3 or more years of experience designing process changes to improve manufacturing.

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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: 053620