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Manufacturing Engineer

Kearney, Nebraska
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Vehicle Division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This position is based at Kearney, NE facility.
The Manufacturing Engineer, identify areas of inefficiency (safety, quality, productivity, cost, environmental) within the manufacturing areas assigned and enact sustainable improvements.
The manufacturing engineer is a member of the engineering department and reports to the engineering supervisor.
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 provide methodical and timely technical support and problem solving for internal and external customers within assigned focus factory.
  • You will participate / lead cross functional teams and assist with corrective actions in safety, ergonomics, quality, new product launch within the plant.
  • You will lead, implement and sustain continuous improvement projects that focus on process improvements, machine optimizations, engineering modifications to equipment that impact efficiency favorably and reduce machine downtime. These projects should include testing phase, analysis, implementation and follow up. These projects are aligned with plant metrics and strategic plant goals.
  • You will lead capital and non-capital projects and ensure projects are completed on time, budget and within scope and are very well planned for to avoid start up issues.
  • You will become a subject matter expert for area of assignment.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Must have a have a bachelor’s degree in engineering (industrial, manufacturing, mechanical, electrical) from an accredited institution
  • Must have completed senior projects or one internship
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Understanding of SPC and experience in manufacturing processes,
  • Computer experience with using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Experience with Minitab and AutoCAD is desirable. 
  • Six Sigma experience preferred. 
  • Familiarity with OSHA regulations for manufacturing environments. 
  • Experience with automotive or high-volume manufacturing is a plus.
 Position Criteria:
  • A positive attitude, good work ethic and not afraid to challenge the status quo for a good cause and think out of the box.
  • Needs to be able to work well with people, individually and in groups, able to handle multiple tasks, detail oriented, able to work with minimal supervision

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: VEH NAA North America Auto

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

Requisition ID: 061257