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Continuous Improvement Manager

South Bend, Indiana
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team. This position is based at our South Bend, IN facility.  
As a member of the South Bend Team, you will be responsible for leading deployment of the continuous improvement tools and processes of the Eaton Business System, including Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) and Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) in support of overall plant objectives.
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 South Bend team, fulfilling duties and providing input for strategy, direction & continuous improvement.
  • You will partner with Operations and Support Functions to develop plans to identify and address current and future challenges through use of Lean & CI tools.
  • You will support Continuous Improvement Framework deployment (visual controls, process standardization, standard work, Gemba walks, manning strategy, daily accountability, process checks and CI for everyone).
  • You will integrate ELSS tool deployment through tool experts (Value Stream Mapping, 5S+, Standard Work, TPM, Setup Reduction, Error Proofing, and Flow).
  • You will plan and support successful kaizen / Rapid Improvement Events (RIE).
  • You will ensure capability and sustainability through Lean & CI training.
  • You will conduct performance reviews to improve organizational performance.


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Basic (Required) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification.
  • Experience with Lean in a heavy manufacturing organization.

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: VEH NAT North America Truck

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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 064022