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Plant Manager

Forest City, North Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is currently seeking a Plant Manager to join our team.  The position is based at our Forest City, North Carolina plant.
This role will manage plant operations, in conjunction with other divisional functions, to achieve customer satisfaction and business objectives.  The Plant Manager must effectively organize, lead and manage all functional elements for the plant.
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 create, plan and implement programs to achieve strategic and profit plans that meet divisional and corporate objectives
  • You will set overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective operations consistent with the Eaton Business System, Leadership Attributes and Ethical Standards
  • You will coordinate and direct through staff-level managers all functions of facility operations, including but not limited to Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence, Human Resources and Finance
  • You will establishe managerial leadership, credibility and trust through clear communication and actions with all levels of the organization
  • You will foster an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals, encourages continuous improvement, and builds customer relationships
  • You will interact with customers to ensure understanding of their expectations and achievement of their satisfaction of plant products and services
  • You will build organizational capability to support a high performance culture by both directly and indirectly supporting talent management activities such as empowered decision-making, performance development, mentoring, coaching and training.
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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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 7 years’ progressive manufacturing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading people
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a business or technical field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive manufacturing experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading people
  • Continuous Improvement or Lean certification
Position Criteria:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and practices supporting manufacturing, materials/purchasing and quality assurance
  • Thorough understanding of financial practices and financial statements, including capital equipment analysis, cost accounting, budgeting, project cost analysis, maintenance analysis and organizational techniques
  • Ability to drive change and successfully lead and implement change initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage direct reports and build organizational capability

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 FCV Fluid Conveyance 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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 056701