Human Resources Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Residential Wiring Devices Division is currently seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Lincoln, IL manufacturing facility.


Our Lincoln, IL facility manufactures circuit breakers, steel enclosures, metering and other residential, commercial and industrial application. Its operations were acquired by Eaton from Cutler Hammer and accounts for approximately 700 unionized employees currently. 


The HR Manager is responsible for owning and guiding the Human Resources Function for the Lincoln facility. In this role, you will provide daily support by managing and administering plans and/or programs to ensure the most effective utilization of human resources to support business goals and initiatives, establishing solid partnerships and driving functional excellence. The HR Manager reports directly to the Lincoln Plant Manager and functionally to Director, Human Resources.


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.

  • Culture and Organization Effectiveness: Understand the business strategy and identify opportunities to improve organizational capability and drive culture change to align the organization with the strategy. Must have the ability to diagnose gaps between current and desired organization performance and deploy actions to resolve gap, including organization redesign, process change, coaching and training. Ensure organization practices align with Eaton Philosophy.
  • Performance Management: Through the performance management system assure that annual employee job performance assessments are conducted. This includes the annual goal setting process, the annual assessment process and periodic feedback sessions that strive to raise the performance bar in the organization. Provide coaching and consulting to business leaders on effective performance management intervention.
  • Employee Communications: Advocate employee communications processes that inform employees as well as to assure two-way communications between employees and management.
  • Coaching, Consulting and facilitating: Provides guidance and direction to business leaders on human resource management policies, processes and systems.
    Training and Development: Manage these processes to facilitate employee development
    Legal Compliance: Assure that the business has in place processes that comply with country legal requirements in the areas of employment and employment administration
  • Compensation: Administer compensation programs to assure competitive pay practices through systems that strive to reward exceptional employee performance
    Employee & Labor Relations: Promotes positive employee relations and employee engagement. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with unions and experience in contract negotiations.
  • Talent Management and Retention: Develop talent acquisition plans that anticipate short/long-term business needs. Coach others on how to engage and retain key talent, identify when there is a retention risk and differentiate between wanted and unwanted turnover.

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 5 years’ human resources generalist experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out company sponsorship, now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Labor Relations or MBA
  • PHR or SPHR certification
  • Experience in a manufacturing and union environment
  • Experience leading and guiding a team
Position Success Criteria:
  • Demonstrated HR strategic business partner success in organizational development
  • Analyzing data for human resources initiatives
  • Commitment to employee engagement and continuous improvement.
  • Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to successfully drive change and leadership ownership/accountability.
  • Coaching/facilitation/conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build organizational capability
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas/thoughts to all levels of the organization
  • Working knowledge of employment/labor law 

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: ES CRDS RESI Residential

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: No