Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Fluid and Electrical Distribution Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Bethel, Connecticut facility.
The CI Manager will lead Lean and Six Sigma process deployment, training and mentoring at the plant level.  Main job duties center around the creation and implementation of Lean and Six Sigma strategies, which will result in improvements in factory margins, product delivery performance, employee safety and reductions in product/process variation.
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 work through the leadership team to drive the development and implementation of the site Lean and Six Sigma strategy, actions, and cross-functional activities.
  • You will provide site Lean and Six Sigma training. Conducts Eaton Lean System (ELS) assessments, and identify performance gaps. Works through the leadership team to prioritize improvement activities and close gaps.
  • You will provide Lean and Six Sigma support across the organization to drive short-term and long term business improvements.
  • You will utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools to eliminate waste driving customer satisfaction, cost reduction, and improved working capital performance.
  • You will work through site leadership to guide the site continuous improvement team, and corporate Lean initiatives and reporting.
  • You will support the continuous improvement (Lean and Six Sigma) team.  Assists in improvement activities including training, mentoring, facilitating Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects, tool deployment, benchmarking, etc.
  • You will provide site Lean and 6 Sigma Mentoring. Build Continuous Improvement and Lean culture to drive change.

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.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of Continuous Improvement experience in a manufacturing or operations envrionment.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (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.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Formal training/certification in Lean ( 5S, Standard work, Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Setup Reduction (SUR), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Lean Material Flow (LMF) and 6 Sigma).
  • Experience implementing Lean in Low volume High mix type product environment.

Position Success Criteria:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven capability to lead change in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Visio, Minitab (or any Statistical software).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities.
  • Experienced Lean and 6 Sigma trainer and mentor.

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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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 United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time