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Manufacturing Engineering Technician - 1st Shift

Arden, North Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineering Technician on 1st Shift. This position is based at our Arden, NC facility (right outside of Asheville, NC).
The Manufacturing Engineering Technician will support Manufacturing Engineering functions through the industrialization of new and existing products utilizing Lean concepts including continuous flow, pull, and error proofing. Initiate, analyze and follow projects to completion within assigned area of responsibility.  Perform general and specific engineering duties associated with the development of an assigned project or line of apparatus. Support continuous improvement framework initiatives in overall product line operations.  Be capable of independent judgement with a minimum of supervision. 
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 integrate Lean Continuous Flow concepts to develop assembly lines for various products that will reduce the cycle time, improve the efficiency, and simplify the work content of the assembly process.
  • You will participate in and lead rapid improvement events comprised of multi-functional team members.
  • You will perform the necessary audits of the plants’ operations to evaluate opportunities for implementation of various ELS improvement initiatives.
  • You will continuously enhance personal skills and knowledge of the subject matters pertaining to the operations initiatives, through networking, education, and training.
  • You will drive continuous improvement culture through project support and implementation with the operations team.
  • You will utilize Eaton Lean and quality tools to drive cost reduction and support the startup and launch of capital projects.
  • You will participate in Tier Meetings and GEMBA walks to identify improvement opportunities and work with operations and management to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • You will provide Eaton Lean System support across the Plant.
  • You will effectively interact in a matrix environment that includes teams made up of people from Operations, IT, OPEX, Engineering, Marketing, IT, and Supply Chain.
  • You will perform analysis and reviews to support the Eaton Lean Tools.  Analysis may include observation studies, times studies, capability studies, set up reduction studies, waste walks, and 5S Site Audit.
  • You will support Manufacturing Engineering Processes via the Engineering Change Request Processes, Product Development Process, and Inventory Management Processes.  Support may include determining action to take, writing the request for change, verifying the change, and training employees on the change.
  • You will provide action to implement improvements.  Actions may include building racks, relocating parts, sorting, straightening, and shining.
  • You will support Manufacturing Engineer in standard work development and process check implementation.
  • You will issue purchase orders for required equipment and supplies for production and projects.
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 Miles  of Arden, NC will be considered for this position. 
  • Associates Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 1 year of manufacturing experience.
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of engineering problem solving and quality techniques

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: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 065012