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Operational Excellence Engineer

Greenwood, South Carolina
Operational Excellence


Job Description

Eaton is seeking an Operational Excellence Engineer for its Electrical Systems and Services  Commercial Distribution Products and Assemblies Group. The Operational Excellence Engineer position will be located in Greenwood, SC at our Maxwell facility.


The Operational Excellence Engineer is responsible for developing and providing assistance with the creation and improvements to  manufacturing procedures and processes through the use of our continuous improvement framework at the Greenwood - Maxwell plant.  This includes material layout, troubleshooting, new machine installations, repair oversight, product quality improvements, compliance with government regulations, and assisting with Environmental Health and Safety initiatives (such as ergonomic and equipment safety).


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 deploy the Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS), Eaton Quality Systems (EQS) and MESH tools to improve productivity, quality and safety.

  • You will specify, design, quote, order, oversee installation, troubleshoot and debug equipment for use in manufacturing.

  • You will lead  teams to completion of projects such as Continuous Improvement, Ideas Program, Maintenance Rapid Improvement Events, & ProLaunch for new product development.

  • You will develop and implement improvements to manufacturing and business processes; develop and implement improvements through improved layouts and material handling procedures and train operators on new procedures and the operation of equipment.

  • You will plan, coordinate, and oversee changes and upgrades to the manufacturing facility.

  • You will develop and implement safety, health, ergonomics, and environmental improvements within the manufacturing facility.

  • You will serve on special committees and manufacturing area teams to help improve the plant operation and work environment to meet strategic goals and objectives.


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.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering
  • Minimum 1 year of  experience in product design, applications engineering or manufacturing supervision.
  • Must be able to travel as necessary (up to 10%) to effectively interface with customers and other related contacts, to work at various outside/inside site locations, and to manage or participate in company related projects, activities, or other job related assignments.
  • Relocation benefit is not being offered for this position; candidates must reside within a 60 mile radius of the facility in order to be considered. 
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Greenbelt certification

  • Minimum 3 years off engineering experience in  manufacturing.

Position Criteria:

  • Creative and have organizational ability to effectively manage technical design projects and lower level engineering or other personnel.
  • Ability to originate, plan, direct, and implement programs having only general objectives and often having no previous engineering solutions for technical guidance.
  • Ability to listen and understand problems presented while exchanging thoughts concerning possible solution. 
  • Ability to relay information to superiors while explaining in detail the problem and methods of solution. 

  • Ability to negotiate prices with supplier contacts for fabrication and/or installation. 

  • Ability to train or teach employees new functions and operating procedures.

  • Must be able to lead teams to completion of projects such as Continuous Improvement, Ideas Program, Maintenance Rapid Improvement Events, & ProLaunch for new product development.

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: ESSG CDPAD Comml Distrib Prods Assy Div

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 065547