Eaton Careers

Eaton Leadership Development Program: Human Resources (Master's/MBA)

Cleveland, Ohio
Human Resources


Job Description

We make what matters work.
At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure—these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why  we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters–and  we’re here to make sure it works.
While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.
  • We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.
  • We’re passionate -- we care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.
  • We’re accountable -- we seek responsibility and take ownership. We  do what we say.
  • We’re efficient -- we value speed and simplicity.
  • We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.
  • We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.
You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers.
What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:
  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of roles throughout the program. The majority of participants will work in multiple locations and businesses.
  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles.
  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.
  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.
Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready?
About Eaton:
As a  power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion, Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. We have  approximately 95,000 employees across the world, and sell products to customers in more than 175 countries.
Position Overview:
From talent acquisition to talent management and everything in between, the Human Resources Leadership Development Program can help get your career started on the right track. The purpose of this program is to develop human resources professionals by providing them HR Generalist experience and the knowledge required to be a successful leader in a fast-paced global organization. Take advantage of this great opportunity to build your HR career!
During this two-year rotational program, you will gain valuable experience working in our manufacturing facilities as an HR generalist supporting key client groups. This experience will enable you to gain HR knowledge, business acumen, and empower you to make a strategic impact.
Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to interact with senior HR and business leaders across multiple businesses and extend your network through various development and training opportunities.

The assignments will provide HRLDP participants with:
  • Exposure to employee relations, talent acquisition, organizational design/change, labor relations, performance management, training & development, compensation & benefits, or HR Analytics.  
  • Interact with and influence senior HR and business leaders.
  • Development opportunities through structured learning events with current program participants and alumni
  • Close-knit network of HRLDP peers & alumni
Upcon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to take on a leadership role within Eaton, including: Lead HR Generalist, HR Supervisor, HR Manager, and other HR leadership roles as identified by the business needs.


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):
  • Currently possess or will have obtained a Master or MBA degree with a focus in Human Resources and/or a related discipline from an accredited institution no later than August 2019
  • Minimum of 1 prior internship or work experience in a Human Resources function
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Development Program
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant HR work experience and/or HR Internship experience
  • Leadership aptitude and desire to build a career in human resources in manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • This role may include travel (up to 25%) within a local region as determined by the assignment manager
To Apply: In addition to applying through the campus system, interested candidates must apply to in order to be considered for this opportunity.

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: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Entry Level
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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056318