Eaton Careers

Lean Manufacturing Engineer

Hastings, Nebraska
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton has an immediate opening for a Lean Analyst role located in Hastings, NE.
Support production by training Frontline Leaders and operators on use of Lean tools; conducting lean events such as Kaizens, and Value Stream Mapping, (VSM’s), and Rapid Improvement Events, (RIE’s) with Frontline leaders, Engineers, Quality Analysts, and operators; maintain lean records.  Prepare for and manage Lean audits.
  • Champion and actively participates in the facilitation of the following initiatives for the facility:  Eaton Values and Philosophy, Ethics, Diversity, APEX, OCA, EPWP, and E-STAR.
  • Champion and actively participates in the following environmental health and safety initiatives:  MESH, ISO14001, VPP and other safety / environmental programs established for the facility for a safe work environment. Ensures that all direct reports are trained in the applicable environmental, health and safety practices.  
  • Champion and actively participates in the following quality initiatives / programs: Eaton Quality System (EQS), TS16949, and etc.
  • Collaborates in the development and execution of facility profit plan objectives and balanced scorecards.
Essential Functions:
  • Trains Frontline Leaders, Engineers, QA, Staff, and Operators in use of Lean Tools
  • Coordinates Lean events with Frontline Leaders, Engineers, QA, Staff, and operators
  • Responsible for maintaining and storing documentation for Lean audits
  • Responsible for submitting cost savings related to Lean manufacturing
  • Champions Lean Audits within the plant, coordinating Champions and owners for each Lean tool. 
  • Plans and coordinates Kaizen Events, VSM’s, RIE’s and assures that all Safety procedures are followed.
  • Works with other Eaton facilities to benchmark or be benchmarked in areas of lean manufacturing, 6S, and other continuous improvement activities.
  • Provides assistance to production personnel in implementing improvement ideas and other resources they may need.
  • Teams with Mini-Plants to drive CI and the CI Foundation.
  • Follows all environmental health and safety procedures and practices to assure a safe work environment.  Identifies and corrects unsafe conditions or practices to assure a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of 3 months of experience in Lean, Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement within a manufacturing and/or operations environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma Green and/or Black Belt certification
  • ASQ CQE certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Working knowledge of the use of problem solving tools
  • Project management skills

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Operational Excellence

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

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: 063709