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Training Manager

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Human Resources


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Systems division is currently seeking a Training Manager to join our team. This position will be located in our Waukesha, Wi. location.


The Training Manager role is primarily focused on the successful onboarding, development, and preparation of employees to effectively become a member of the Badger Drive team.  The Training Manager will develop sustainable programs and processes that enhance employees’ skills, performance, productivity, and quality of work.  The Training Manager will utilize a continuous improvement mindset to incorporate new processes and technologies into the Badger Drive program to drive improvement to the plant’s employee engagement, as well as Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost metrics.  This position reports to the Human Resources Manager.


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 be responsible for creating a strategic roadmap for production employee training and development, with the vision that on the job training at Eaton is a strategic advantage versus the local competitors for talent. 
  • You will evaluate and provide continued recommendations and proposals to the plant senior leadership team on what internal and external resources are needed to have a successful program.
  • You will be responsible for developing and improving current onboarding and cross training processes for new hires, contractors, and internal transfers. Processes to be specifically & uniquely designed for each core job across the manufacturing operations. 
  • You will be responsible for creating measures and metrics to measure success of the program.
  • You will create and maintain training calendars, schedules, and proactively engage the organization in developing consistent skill and talent development programs to ensure a healthy pipeline of developed talent.
  • You will create and foster relationships with external high schools, technical schools, community, government, and nonprofit agencies and universities. 
  • You will work with each value stream manager to ensure adoption & consistent implementation of on-boarding & training programs. 
  • You will create process for trainer selection and skill development for trainers to improve communication skills and effectiveness. 
  • You will manage the record keeping requirements for training per the Quality Management System utilizing Q-pulse or other electronic means.  Maintain the operator, value stream, and plant level cross training matrices. 
  • You will administer & facilitate instructor-led courses for employees.
  • You will work closely with the Quality and HR teams to identify new training opportunities and areas for improvement in the training process.  Solicit employee feedback and utilize multiple listening mechanisms with all levels in the organization to drive employee engagement and improvements to the processes.
  • You will be involved in training projects (surveys, evaluation results, technology, etc.) as requested  the Quality and HR teams, or as assigned.
  • You will compile data and reports to track program costs and actively seek cost saving and productivity improvement opportunities. Will seek ways to demonstrate the value of successful onboarding through anecdotal and analytical data.
  • You will seek out leading technology trends to improve training processes such as eLearning, mobile learning, video-based training, virtual learning environment, and adaptive learning.  Stay connected and apprised of external marketplace trends in training.  Conducts internal and external benchmarking for best practices.
  • You will create processes and training programs for the professional population including onboarding and continuing education processes.

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Basic(Must Have) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Five years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS degree in education, human resources, or engineering
  • Three years of work in a Training Development/Coordination role in manufacturing plant
  • Experience in the field of Electrical Utilities or electrical component manufacturing
  • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in classroom training, e-learning, video-based training, virtual simulations, etc.)
  • Has working knowledge of three phase transformer/Eaton products, customers, sales processes, systems, and ability to train in them if required.

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: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery 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: 065708