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Lead Industrial Engineer

Fayetteville, North Carolina


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Controls Division is currently seeking an Industrial Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Fayetteville, NC facility. Relocation is available.


The primary responsibility of this role will be to act as the site lead for Value Add Value Engineering (VA/VE) initiatives. Leadership of this program will include directing events, managing the ideation pipeline, managing projects, removing roadblocks for others, and holding the team accountable for milestone commitments on cost out objectives. This position will report locally with functional oversight by the Engineering team in Menomonee Falls, WI. 


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 provide influential leadership for all site VA/VE related activities. Personally lead top priority cost out projects. Actively work to remove roadblocks for other project leaders. Hold team(s) accountable for progress against established milestones. 
  • You will develop a strong understanding of Fayetteville’s Industrial Controls products, processes, systems, and customer base. 
    You will contribute to and diligently maintain an active pipeline of VA/VE projects for the site. 
  • You will guide cross-functional VA/VE events to identify actionable improvements to design, material selection, or manufacturing methods. Complete benefit-effort analysis to evaluate opportunities. 
  • You will personally manage priority cost out projects, including working hands-on with applications engineering, manufacturing engineering, supply chain, finance, quality, sales/marketing, and manufacturing to overcome roadblocks and complete due diligence. 
    For potential design or process changes, navigate the financial analysis, customer or market acceptance, technical feasibility, implementation plans, and resource constraints in order to evaluate and successfully implement the change. 
  • You will coordinate with marketing and engineering, identify competing products and lead initiatives to gain insight on cost opportunities which may be applied to Eaton products. 
  • You will proactively reach out to peers at other sites to benchmark and identify new opportunities. 
  • You will work with finance to validate savings and to ensure committed project results are delivered. 
  • You will report out in operational reviews updating leadership on projects and on the overall cost out program. Provide metrics demonstrating progress, verbalize strategies, share roadblocks, and incorporate feedback in order to advance the overall program.

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:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as material management, electromechanical assembly, electrical testing, cost accounting, quality processes and procedures, engineering documentation, and manufacturing engineering. 
  • Confidence working with senior plant and functional leaders throughout the organization. 
  • Proficiency with many application software packages such MS Word, MS Excel, MS
  • PowerPoint, MS Project, CAD design and statistical analysis is required. 
  • Good Communication, presentation, interpersonal and professional presence with internal/external customers and suppliers. 
  • Must achieve results through others not directly in reporting structure. Ability to train others on VAVE concepts and lead cross-functional events in a group setting. Must be a self-starter and able to successfully work independently. 
Position Success Criteria :
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with various functions to achieve VAVE cost and/or productivity improvements. 
  • Development of a strong practical understanding of engineered to order manufacturing will be fundamental to the position. 

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: EPG CPD ICD Industrial Controls Division

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

Requisition ID: 068577