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Continuous Improvement Leader

Jackson, Michigan
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division has an opening for a Continuous Improvement Leader. The position is located at the Jackson, MI.

Continuous Improvement Leader will be responsible for leading the design and continuous improvement of the manufacturing model deployed across multiple value streams. The CI Leader will provide input and execute the EAG Continuous Improvement strategy. The CI Lead will be expected to stimulate management thinking by challenging conventional wisdom through the demonstration and application of Lean Six Sigma methodology.  The CI Leader will provide guidance and knowledge for site management to lead and influence change in the organization.


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 serve as a member of the site leadership team to lead the development and implementation of the site Lean and Six Sigma strategy, actions, and cross-functional activities.

  • You will conduct Eaton Lean System (ELS) assessments and identify performance gaps.  Work through the leadership team to prioritize improvement activities and close gaps.
  • You will provide Lean and Six Sigma support across the organization to drive short-term and long-term business improvements.
  • You will utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools to eliminate waste driving customer satisfaction, cost reduction, and improved working capital performance.
  • You will work through site leadership to Lead the site continuous improvement team, and corporate Lean initiatives and reporting.
  • You will lead the continuous improvement (Lean and Six Sigma) team.  Assist in improvement activities including training, mentoring, facilitating Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects, tool deployment, benchmarking, etc.
  • You will manage Manufacturing Engineering functional interface to proactively assure requirements are understood and satisfied, and that robust, cost efficient manufacturing processes and product structures are developed and maintained utilizing lean manufacturing principles.
  • You will lead in the development of methods and practices to reduce manufacturing variation, providing Manufacturing Engineering leadership.
  • You will analyze organizational metrics and perform managerial reviews to evaluate results and recommend action plans to close gaps at an operational level
  • You will lead improvement teams in the development and evaluation of process capability, process control plans, analysis of out-of-control conditions and process audits


Required (Basic) Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Manufacturing environment

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Multiple years of related professional and Supervisory/Managerial experience with proven capability to lead change in a team environment.

  • Proficiency in various software applications – i.e. Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, MS Office suite, MiniTab, etc.

  • Detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques – i.e. value stream mapping, one piece flow, problem solving, etc.

  • Detailed knowledge of Six Sigma concepts and tools as they relate to minimizing process / product variability – i.e. regression analysis, design of experiments, hypothesis testing, etc.

  • Thorough understanding of problem solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action(s) - i.e. thought maps, 8D, root cause analysis, Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis, Gage R & R, control charts, Pareto charts, etc.

  • Knowledge of industry and customer specific quality processes (i.e., ISO9001, AS9100 etc).

  • Knowledge of manufacturing principles and technical specifications to support facilities competencies – i.e. metal cutting, tool design, welding, forming, etc.



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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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: 062261