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Continuous Improvement Technician - 1st Shift

Arden, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Division is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Technician on 1st Shift. This position is based at our Arden, NC facility.    


The Front End Designer will apply technical knowledge to design and develop assemblies through the application of diverse technical principles and practices.  Perform routine drafting and technical work according to established patterns in the processing of inquiries, negotiations, and/or orders from receipt to completion. 


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 maintain and improve product design standards including bill of material revisions, drawing revisions, selection guide revisions, and new configurations from existing standards (new BOM’s or drawings).
  • You will provide timely resolution to maintenance of line issues that meet the requirements of internal customers.  Provide accurate drawings to manufacturing personnel or outside sources as appropriate.

  • You will check layouts, drawings, and bills of material for completeness and accuracy.  Perform necessary calculations such as: sizes, tolerances, fit, and weights as required proving adequacy of design.

  • You will exercise a working knowledge of shop fabrication, manufacturing, machining, and demonstrate a basic level of Product knowledge.

  • You will be capable of successfully managing complex projects to a timeline and following Eaton's PRO Launch process. These projects may include working directly with Standard Design. (Other Techs, requesters, shop floor, etc.)

  • You will need too proficiently use of EBOM to create new assemblies

  • You will maintain ISO compliant records of our drawings and Bills of Material.

  • You will submit all prototype orders for their assigned product line

  • You will reduce shop/warranty issues by correcting any know pick/design errors

  • You will use Inventor and AutoCAD programs for drafting/designing.

  • You will work/support the Change Management system and the E Turnback system to implement ongoing process and procedural improvements in support of the operation of the department.

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:

  • Associate’s Degree in a Technical/Mechanical field from an accredited institution required 

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship on an ongoing basis.

  • No relocation provided. Candidates must reside within 50 miles of Arden, NC to be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's in Mechanical Engineering

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related technical field from an accredited institution.

  • Trained through Kaizen-based training courses for all the Lean tools. Six Sigma Green Belt.

  • Minimum five years CAD/Inventor experience

  • Train and assist other drafters in the use of advanced CAD/Inventor. 

Position Criteria:
  • Must be eligible to work in US without company sponsorship now or in the future.

  • Must demonstrate above average skill in AutoCAD, Inventor and Design Automation. 

  • Command a working use of MS Office software suite.  Possess sound verbal and written communication skills. 

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: Engineering

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: 067904