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Eaton Internship Program - GEARE Partnership within Operations for Engineers

Cleveland, Ohio
Engineering

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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 responsibilities.
  • 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:
The Eaton Internship Program – GEARE Partnership within Operations for Engineers is designed to provide opportunities to a diverse mix of students who demonstrate the same high level of ethics, values, creativity and performance we expect from our employees. During the 12 to 14 week paid US-based internship, students will work on projects that have a measurable impact on our business and will be coached and mentored by Eaton leaders.
 
The objective of the internship is to develop students through practical manufacturing and operations experiences, as well as assist in the personal development of leadership competencies through training, networking and coaching. The assignment will help the participant develop a wide range of leadership and functional competencies within the field of operations. Opportunities are available for those students interested in specific engineering functions such as Operations, Lean / Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, Marketing, Quality, or Supply Chain.
 
Upon completion of the US-based internship, participants will be considered for a return assignment within a supported Eaton facility internationally. Possible locations include (but are not limited to) Mexico, APAC (China) and EMEA (Germany). Acceptance into the international assignment will be based upon individual performance in the US-based experience via the APEX review process, as well as availability of opportunities at the time of the internship.
 
After completion of the GEARE internship, and upon graduation, your experience and newly acquired skills could lead you to a variety of career paths, such as full time employment in one of our many rotational leadership development programs or as a part of one of our Early Talent non-rotational programs. These full-time programs could include assignments in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering, Front Line Supervision, or many others.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):
  • Actively enrolled in the GEARE program offered through Purdue University while pursuing a bachelor’s degree program in engineering with a major in aerospace, aeronautical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, industrial & systems, engineering technology, engineering management, operations and/or manufacturing
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (please do not round)
  • Geographical flexibility to relocate within the United States for the duration of the Internship Program
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Engineering major in mechanical, electrical, or industrial
  • Prior internship or co-op experience
  • Completion of sophomore year by the start of internship
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and/or the community
Position Criteria:
  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the intern; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed.
  • This role may include travel (up to 25%) within a local region as determined by the Operations for Engineers assignment manager.
  • The summer internship culminates with a formal presentation where students showcase their success stories to leaders of the organization and receive feedback on their performance.

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: Engineering

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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056384