Eaton Careers

US Manager.MFG

Watertown, Wisconsin
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Corporation’s Controls and Protection Division, (CPD) is currently seeking an Operations Manager to join our team. This position is located in Watertown, WI. 
 The primary function of the Operations Manager is to manage the Production and Continuous Improvement activities to meet site safety, quality, delivery and productivity expectations.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will ensure workforce embraces and operates with  Zero Incident Safety Culture
  • You will support Production Supervisors to achieve safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory goals.
  • You will lead Tier process (Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3) to ensure continual advancement of safety, quality,
  • on-time delivery and productivity.
  • You will lead the effort to optimize material flow through production areas; facilitates improved layout of production area.
  • You will participate in annual strategic manufacturing planning process (including budgeting process).
  • You will provide leadership to Production Supervisors, manufacturing engineers and support staff in identifying new capital requirements and writing capital appropriations and oversee production team capacity planning to ensure alignment with outcome of SIOP.
  • You will support production teams’ adherence to plant’s safety, quality, materials and
    management of procedures, support new product launches and industrialization process.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we as individuals and as a company are stronger.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience managing people is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited institution
  • Master’s degree
  • Green belt or higher Six Sigma certification
  • Understanding and experience driving environmental, health and safety policies and procedures
  • Lean certified
  • Management experience, including management of professionals
Position Success Criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to analyze trends, adjust performance of self and others, and facilitate corrective actions
  • Demonstrated capability to resolve issues using fact-based problem solving
  • Strong teamwork and leadership abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and deadlines
  • Strong lea/CI background, experience, and knowledge
  • Ability to manage change effectively Support efforts to maintain and verify an accurate physical inventory.
  • Serve as member of the Watertown Leadership Team and participates in developing strategy and policy.

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 ICD Industrial Controls Division

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: 054623