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Program Transition Manager

Jackson, Michigan
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Program Manager to be part of our Jackson Michigan team.  NOTE:  This role can also be worked from a remote, home location.

The Program Manager will be responsible for leading an Integrated Project Team to successfully execute projects according to the Eaton STP ProLaunch Process through effective guidance of the integrated product development, efficient resource allocation and reliable reporting to leadership.

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.

In this function you will:
  • Facilitate effective communications between Program & Project Transition teams in the Execution, Monitoring, and Controlling of STP Transition programs/projects.

  • Maintain the Master Plan of assigned Projects and Schedules while following the established best in class processes in alignment with the Operations Transitions procedures & training guides.

  • Report out on timing and program P&L analysis to enable leadership to readily access the health of the projects and take corrective action as required.

  • Integrate the budget related to program transitions for profit planning making sure the programs are within the budget once they are launched

  • Forecast resource requirements for profit plan and resolve resource conflicts.

  • Provide critical path analysis, schedule change impact statements and schedule recovery planning. Support the Program and Project Managers with data for customer program reviews.

  • Assist the project team members in the development of their specific task scheduling capabilities through mentoring and/or practice skill development.

  • Forecast, provide and maintain the program milestone attainment metrics with Integrated Program Schedule on a regular basis.

  • Ensure proper usage and due diligence taken in APQP/PPAP Project planning and Implementation.

  • Support “receiving” sites during “Build to Print” project bids where bid requires technical and costing support from “sending” sites.

  • Represent Transition Projects at “sending” sites, ensuring coordination and leading timely execution of the sending site supporting responsibilities and activities.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


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


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

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of the work location will be considered

  • This position requires us 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Program or Project Management experience

  • Experience in the aerospace industry, leading complex multi-functional project teams

  • Experience and knowledge of corporate and project finance. Solid knowledge on financial reporting tools and business case developments

Position Criteria:
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Possess excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interface and influence multiple organizational levels within Eaton and the Customers

  • Possess excellent technical and organizational problem solving skills

  • As a group leader, possess managerial courage, cultural awareness and be able to motivate, mentor and delegate tasks and responsibilities to his/her working team.

  • Strong background a ProLaunch system or equivalent Program Launch plan and Gate Reviews


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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: 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?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 063255