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Maintenance Manager

Horseheads, New York
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Components Division in our Electrical Sector is seeking a Maintenance Manager. The Maintenance Manager will be based at our Horseheads, NY facility.


The Maintenance Manager is responsible for directing analytical problem solving, root cause analysis and creativity/innovation to improve key business drivers utilizing a World Class Manufacturing approach. In this role, you will develop strategic improvement plans for site maintenance including plant infrastructure, equipment maintenance, facility maintenance, instrumentation, electrical and control systems.


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.


Essential Responsibilities:

·   You will manage project priorities and project completion to expectations with Engineering, Operations, and EHS.

·   You will establish, develop, and execute the maintenance department goals and strategy to complement overall goals.

·   You will lead and develop maintenance supervisors and hourly employees to facilitate the needs of internal and external customers.

·   You will oversee equipment maintenance in a productive and safe manner. 

·   You will meet the strategic goals set by leadership team in support of the operational goals.

·   You will develop and implement training programs to enhance knowledge and proficiency of various maintenance technician functions.

·   You will drive continuous improvement of world class Maintenance Management Systems that will help improve equipment uptime.

·   You will assure that safe work procedures are established and followed with maintenance and outside contractors.

·   You will direct plant-wide maintenance activities including budgets, preventive and predictive maintenance.

·   You will lead, coach, and develop employees within the maintenance department including conducting performance reviews and certifications as appropriate.

·   You will assure effective maintenance practices and optimized uptime of all production and facility equipment while maintaining forecasted budget.

·   You will oversee the maintenance work/equipment records with input from Manufacturing and Engineering.

·   You will oversee and balances preventive maintenance schedules.

·   You will work in conjunction with manufacturing and engineers to provide project and daily support.

·   You will effectively manage scheduled and unscheduled resource demands to maximize plant/equipment uptime.

·   You will cross train to understand and analyze facility requirements for compressed air, in house electrical distribution, HVAC, re-circulating water, and building grounds maintenance.

·   You will support the maintenance system to meet the MESH, VPP, TS16949, EBE and other customer and Eaton requirements.

·   You will facilitate spare part management system to ensure machine uptime and meet forecasted budgets.

·   You will participate in daily PO signing and other budget control projects.


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Basic Qualifications:

·  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.

·  Minimum 3 years maintenance and/or facilities experience  in a manufacturing environment.

·  Minimum 2 years of experience supervising/managing teams.

·  Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. 


Preferred Qualifications:

·  Bachelor’s Degree in Maintenance/Engineering Manufacturing, or Business Administration required from an accredited institution.

·  Minimum 5 years maintenance and facilities experience  in a manufacturing environment.

·  Minimum 5 years of experience supervising/managing teams.

·  Experience leading Continuous Improvement initiatives. 


Position Criteria:

·  Strong financial acumen with knowledge of capital equipment analysis, cost accounting, budgeting, project cost analysis and long term maintenance analysis.

·  Demonstrated ability to drive change in a leadership position with excellent communication skills.

·  Ability to work under pressure and maintain strong safety focus.

·  High energy with a very strong sense of urgency.

·  Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with all levels of the organization.

·  Ability and experience working in a fast pace, high volume, manufacturing facility is required.

·  Ability to give, receive and analyze information.

·  Ability to work under pressure and maintain strong safety focus.



    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: EPG CPD PCD Power Components Division

    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 hiring country only
    Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

    Requisition ID: 065446