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Plant Manager - Beltsville, MD

Beltsville, Maryland
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Position Overview:

The plant manager sets overall policies and procedures to ensure safe, effective manufacturing operations consistent with the Eaton Business System as well as Eaton Ethics, Values, Philosophy and policy. The Plant Manager leads the plant leadership team to develop plant strategy and tactics to achieve annual profit plan and long-term strategic plan goals and objectives. This role leads and implements Eaton Business System, especially in applying the tools and processes of Eaton Business System to deliver the business results. Interface with sales organization to ensure internal/external customer needs are met. The plant manager will maintain a workforce for highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive to performance being measured at or above minimum acceptable levels, drive performance to achieve or exceed financial plans and strategic goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Sets overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective operations consistent with the Eaton Business System, Values and Philosophy
- Coordinates and directs through managers, all functions of facility operations, including but not limited to Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, Human Resources and Finance
- Aligns operational objectives with the overall business objectives to ensure a strategy-focused workforce
- Manages operating performance through the effective use of the Quality Operating System (QOS) process and structured problem solving
- Directs and mentors Beltsville leadership team in the performance of their respective roles and consistent with the Eaton Leadership model
- Fosters an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals, encourages continuous improvement, and builds customer relationships
- Drives the compliance to the ethics policy and holds others accountable for ethical conduct
- Develops, controls, and critically reviews results of operation in reference to planned objectives
- Accountable for the day-to-day decisions that directly impact the quality, efficiency, and profitability of the overall plant
- Maintains a workforce of highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive to remaining non-union with performance being measured at or above minimum acceptable levels
- Attracts, selects, develops, trains, coaches, appraises and motivates managers and other personnel for key staff positions and the facility
- Represents the company in the local community to enhance its image and reputation


Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- 10+ years of operations experience in a manufacturing environment
- 5+ years of management/supervisory experience
- This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Graduate degree (MBA)
- Previous plant manager experience preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of current manufacturing, materials/purchasing and quality assurance methods and practices
- Thorough understanding of financial practices and financial statements including: capital equipment analysis; cost accounting; budgeting; project cost analysis; maintenance analysis and organizational techniques
- Ability to drive change and successfully lead and implement these change initiatives
- Demonstrated ability to manage direct reports and build organizational capability
- Strong communication skills and comfort with facilitating teams/groups and working with all levels in the organization

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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Executive
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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 067976