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Production Manager

Nordhausen, Germany
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Automotive Valves Plant in  Nordhausen has an opening for a Production Manager.
Eaton in Nordhausen with over 250 employees produces and sells intake, exhaust and hollow valves for the OEM’s and aftermarket.
The Nordhausen plant develops the final design and manufacturing process for hollow valves and therefore forms “Eaton’s Center of Excellence for Hollow Valve Production”.
Location: Nordhausen Germany
Job Description:
  • Directs and coordinates all activities in the production area to meet plant goals and objectives for cost, quality, efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Provides technical leadership in the selection, design, development and installation of cost effective manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Coordinates continuous improvement efforts and maintain statistics utilizing appropriate tracking methods to highlight improvement areas
  • Coordinates and lead cost savings initiatives, capital proposals and cost estimates
  • Represents Eaton in customer related communication, audits, customer certification and satisfaction surveys
  • Deploys plant and corporate safety procedures and ensures a safe working environment, drives a Zero Incident Culture
  • Maintains compliance with State, Federal and local regulation, policies and procedures


We would like you to know:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
  • Several years of professional experience within operations and  experience in a supervisory or managerial position
  • Technical knowledge of valve manufacturing process, including maintenance & quality systems preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes (machining, cold forming, heat treatment, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant Lean Tools
  • Knowledge of customer requirements, procedures, standards & product application in Automotive Industry
  • Fluency in German & English is mandatory
  • Good communication skills ability to teach, train, motivate & develop personnel in the manufacturing departments
What Eaton offers:
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics are really important for us
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day.
  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully.
About Eaton:
Currently Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19,7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

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 hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 059005