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OPEX Manager

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Operational Excellence


Job Description

The OPEX manager provided engineering leadership, technical support, and coordinate maintenance, production, automation, environmental and information technology engineering activities to achieve management objectives, and comply with plant quality plan in an environment of high quality of work life while supporting Eaton Mission.




A.  Supports the plant growth projects with capability, capacity, and manning     requirements.
B.  Responsible for the planning and implementation of projects and programs to achieve Continuous Improvement.
C.  Plans and implement manufacturing capabilities to insure and aggressive position for our products in the world marketplace.
D.  Directs and support maintenance-of-line and facilities equipment, including repair, preventive maintenance, calibration and metrics.
E.   Supports new product development and introduction teams.
F.   In charge of Test Engineering and Production Test Equipment Calibration.
G.  Tracks and support Cost Savings improvement projects and track metrics.
H.  Responsibilities includes Kaizen Events, implementation of ELSS tools and Problem Solving techniques.
I.   Directs supervision of highly specialized areas such as plating engineering, Molding engineering and implementation of PM program.
J.  Manages and monitors development and implementation of operation budget for department, facilities invested plan, and cost improvement program for site.
K.  Monitors, designs and implements plant capacity in support of sales plan.
L.   Manages the industrial and manufacturing engineering functions. Ensures the studies; development of standard data; layout changes implementation, updating of product routings and revisions.
M.  Leads ELSS and OpA assessments at the plant.
N.  Leads the Capital Projects and Manage the Budget for the plant.
O.  Leads Operational Outstanding, World Class Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement Framework and New Technology Introduction and  Cost Productivity Events.
P.  Responsibilities related to Health, Safety and Environment (EHS):
1. Attend and performs all EHS training assigned.
2. Promotes MESH processes and policies to his department employees.
3. Provides all resources needed to ensure that all MESH policies and procedures all performed by all personnel under his/her supervision.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience supporting manufacturing operations or related area. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Knowledge/ Experience:
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, manufacturing industrial, plating, information systems and quality engineering.
  • PC literate: Microsoft Office (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Proficiency in speaking/ writing English and Spanish Language.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Builds Organizational Capability
  • Drives for results

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: EPG CPD PCD Power Components 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 059719