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Continuous Improvement Manager

Worcester, Massachusetts
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s B-Line Division of Eaton’s Electrical Group is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Worcester, Massachusetts facility.
The Continuous Improvement Manager is a member of the Operations Leadership Team with responsibility for the Continuous Improvement function in the Eaton Worcester, MA plant. The CI Manager oversees the development and implementation of manufacturing processes to maintain proper product functionality as well as cost efficiency. Sets strategies and drive continual improvements activities for the whole plant through the application of sound engineering, quality, new product development for new product line implementation, Lean Six Sigma enterprise philosophes, project management applications and effective managerial values and principles.
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 support a culture of inclusion and accountability by leveraging employees at all levels of the organization in the development and troubleshooting of manufacturing processes.
  • You will develop the Worcester plant’s long term strategic plan for Continuous Improvement.  Set short and long term goals to achieve strategic plan.
  • You will utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools to eliminate waste, driving customer satisfaction, cost reduction, and improved working capital performance.
  • You will guide production and functional teams in the monitoring and improvement of processes to ensure the highest quality product by utilizing Eaton and industry best practices.
  • You will facilitate improvement activities including training, mentoring, facilitating Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects, tool deployment, benchmarking, etc.
  • You will provide Lean and Six Sigma support across the organization to drive short-term and long term business improvements.
  • You will support various internal and external assessments, work across functions to prioritize improvement activities and close identified gaps.
  • You will influence others in a dynamic working environment with full focus upon continuous improvement initiatives.  

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of manufacturing experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate area (50 miles) of the Worcester, MA facility will be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 5 years of Manufacturing experience utilizing Continuous Improvement methodologies.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification.

Position Success Criteria:

  • Strong program/project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate positive and constructive feedback to employees, peers, and management.
  • Strong change management skills to drive culture of change across different levels.
  • Strong Six Sigma process improvement knowledge and experience. 
  • Proven experience in process development, implementation and sustainability.
  • Experience in the deployment of 5S, Standard Work, Value Stream Maps, Visual Management, and TPM.
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of problem solving tools/methods (Six Sigma, 8D, etc.), goal setting, and performance tracking.
  • Expert knowledge of product assurance methods and quality systems.

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: Operational Excellence

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG BLD WL WrightLine

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 055482