Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical division has an opening for a Sr Manufacturing Engineer. The position is located at the Reno, NV Facility.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling overall manufacturing engineering as a functional leader. The primary responsibility involves driving advancements in productivity, product cost, quality, and/or the maintenance of the plant facilities, equipment and production processes. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of the manufacturing engineering function.   This includes capital equipment, continuous improvement, capacity expansion and technology investment projects.  They will perform engineering tasks related to product and process time standards, production and manpower planning, capital projects and process design, startup and modification. 

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 serve as a critical member of the Plant Management Staff to ensure daily adherence to the manufacturing process and continuous improvement of the process to improve safety, quality, delivery, cost and inventory metrics.

  • You will interface directly with all levels of manufacturing and product engineering, and be responsible for process improvements and controls, machine capacity/capability studies, equipment selection and qualification, and adherence to company procedures and quality standards.

  • You will design, procure, and implement fabrication, fixture and manufacturing equipment.

  • You will identify and meet the need for application of lean manufacturing/continuous improvement methods, including development and execution of productive maintenance and corrective and preventative action plans & systems.

  • You will assist in design, maintenance and interpretation of meaningful and accurate performance measurement systems to increase production efficiency and cost effectiveness.

  • You will troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing equipment issues and write engineering documents to support changes.

  • You will apply cost containment principals when purchasing goods and services. Be able to operate within and below budget expectations.

  • You will actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established MESH policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

  • You will initiate and participate in continuous improvement activities. Participate as required in problem solving teams, kaizen events, cross functional committees, and multi-discipline initiatives.

  • You will participate in lean daily management system (LDMS) activities and support the factory tier process as required.

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 in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 2 years of manufacturing engineering experience.

  • No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of (Reno) to be considered.

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future

Position Criteria:
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to conceptualize, define and resolve complex problems.

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks along with excellent time management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to effectively interface multiple cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience including increasing responsibility and leadership of projects and teams of considerable size, scope and complexity in a manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum 2 years of capital management AND/OR project management

  • Minimum 1 year of lean manufacturing experience.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

  • Experience in equipment, tooling, and fixture design.

  • SAP business system experience.



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: EPG BLD BLine 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time