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Operational Excellence (OPEX) Manager

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Motion Control Division is currently seeking an Operations Excellence (OPEX) / Quality Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Shawnee, Oklahoma facility.
The Operations Excellence (OPEX) / Quality Manager will partner with all other operations management to deliver cost reduction, process improvement and elimination of waste. This position will oversee and support the Quality, Manufacturing team and Continuous Improvement for the plant.  The Operations Excellence (OPEX) / Quality Manager will be responsible to formulate, implement and administer Eaton’s Quality Management System (EQMS) and strategic initiatives to achieve short and long range quality improvement objectives. 
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 manage the quality function and direct reports to meet plant quality goals and drive the quality culture with the leadership team. Implement Operations Excellence (OPEX) structure to support strategic initiatives and short- and long-range business plan.
  • You will build site culture by developing awareness and expertise of lean manufacturing concepts and tools at all levels to achieve or exceed High 5 targets (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost). Drive Operational Assessment (OpA) validation activities improving score year over year. Own “I own Quality” culture to reduce internal and external DPPM.
  • You will deploy 5S+ and foster/expand 5S+ culture. Implement tools such as: visual factory, value stream mapping, standard work, work instructions and training best practices.
  • You will promote a culture of systematic problem solving to improve manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes. Drive employee engagement in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing practices.
  • You will develop and report out metrics for verification of continuous improvement activities including cost out activities. Lead the OPEX team utilizing the Eaton Leadership Model to effectively communicate requirements and expectations. Support new product development and industrialization to ensure the quality of APQP deliverables in meeting quality goals.
  • You will ensure effective implementation and qualification of design and manufacturing processes using PPAP / First Article Inspection submissions. Improve suppliers in APQP processes, quality and delivery performance. 
  • You will support and direct cross-functional teams to eliminate roadblocks and communication barriers that may affect quality and customer requirements to aid in achieving quality goals.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a supervisory or management role.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Certified in either: Lean manufacturing, Certified Quality Engineer / Manager or Six Sigma Black belt.

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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: 057645