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Plant Manager

La Grange, North Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Products Group is currently seeking a Plant Manager to join our team.

The Plant Manager is the site lead responsible and accountable for:

The overall leadership and operation of the LaGrange, NC manufacturing facility in the most efficient and profitable fashion consistent with Eaton’s Business goals. This includes defining strategy and execution of the LaGrange operations by leading and driving all initiatives and operations in relation to Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost/Productivity and Inventory for the plant.

In this role you will:
  • Develop and drive accountability for the long-range manufacturing plan for the factory and supporting operations

  • Assist in the development of Eaton’s long-range manufacturing plans; insure that the LaGrange facility adheres to the plan, reacting to short-range changes when needed

  • Insure that products manufactured meet quality specifications

  • Maintain effective cost control
  • Insure that product demands are produced and delivered on a timely basis

  • Based on sales forecasts, define & manage appropriate materials inventory levels in order to provide control over investment

  • Inform management of any significant occurrences at the LaGrange facility

  • Manage the initial stages with Governmental agencies involved with labor, safety and environmental regulations

  • Drive ownership and maintenance of effective housekeeping and safety programs; Promote a Zero Incident culture at the LaGrange facility

  • Insure that continuing policies governing employee conduct are administered in an appropriate manner

  • Plan and staff the organization necessary to carry out the manufacturing demands and maintain the quality through manpower development and recruitment.


Required (Basic) Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 2 years of operations supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • 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. person 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
  • MBA and Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Basic technical knowledge of the Electrical Products industry
  • Materials, supply chain and engineering experience

Position Criteria

  • The incumbent reports to the Director of Operations, Americas. Objectives are met through delegating authority, in part to key team member managers, efficiently utilizing plant facilities and functionally or administratively utilizing the team members physically located at the plant.

  • Must have broad knowledge of manufacturing processes and the technology of electrical products with emphasis on machinery and equipment used in the manufacture of same. Possess general understanding of budgetary and cost controls and labor relations applicable to the manufacturing process.

  • Must be committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for team members.

  • The position requires human resources know-how in areas of motivation and communication along with management techniques of planning, organizing, leading and controlling and the ability to apply such knowledge. The incumbent must also have knowledge of purchasing, production planning, customer satisfaction, inventory management, strategic planning and quality assurance.

  • The Plant Manager is responsible to assure compliance to Federal, State and local legislation and regulations. Compliance is achieved and maintained through appointed on-site environmental and safety personnel, the establishment of a policy, and with effective and timely follow-up, review and decision making. Through this responsibility, we are able to ensure adequate environmental and safety controls concerning regulatory agencies and Eaton to eliminate those hazards that create risk to our employees and to the property as well as the local community.

  • The incumbent must obtain satisfactory and timely solutions to the major problems experienced in achieving budgeted sales volume and profit, balancing customer service demands against costs; and building a team of innovative people who can devise and employ the most effective methods or meet changing market requirements.

  • Carries out supervisory and leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Develop and install clerical and office procedures and practices; and studies workflow, sequence of operations and office arrangement to determine best customer satisfaction methods.


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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas

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: 062905