Eaton Careers

Continuous Improvement Manager

Euclid, Ohio
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Euclid, Ohio facility.
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 drive the CI vision at the plant level and inspire others to connect with the vision by driving a lean culture and implementing lean tools and processes, including gap analysis to current state.
  • You will support Lean Internal Audits.  Develops implementation plans with Business Team and Operational Leaders post audit (Tactical Plans).
  • You will conduct lean tool certification training.  Plan and deploy training to support the plant’s goals and objectives in lean manufacturing and to develop the depth of lean skills for the tool champions.
  • You will support the Plant Lean Council that consists of plant leaders. Council monitors progress to the strategic plan and redirects activities and resources as needed to improve safety and quality, drive cost out of the business, and improve the lean culture and tool usage.
  • You will facilitate Rapid Improvement Events and train team leaders to facilitate events.  Manages a structured closure process to drive accountability on follow-up activities.
  • You will deploy 5S level strategy throughout the manufacturing site. Facilitate cost out improvement opportunities.
  • You will support sharing of best practices as result of internal and external benchmarking activities. Manage the Six Sigma program for the plant and mentor six sigma project champions.

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


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of Continuous Improvement/Lean experience in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • This position requires the use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the international Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be US persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a US Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of Continuous Improvement/Lean experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification, preferred. 
  • Experience working in a union environment.

Position Success Criteria:

  • Requires strong manufacturing process understanding, organizational, planning, and communication skills.  
  • Extensive knowledge in Lean Manufacturing methodology and deployment in both manufacturing and office settings.   
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Windows, especially Excel.
  • Understanding of organizational behavior, including the ability to build a team, motivate, counsel, and constructively deal with people at all levels.

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 FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: 064010