Product Line Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Group is currently seeking a Product Line Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Kearney, NE facility.

The Product Line Manager is responsible for proactively implementing, promoting and maintaining a safe working environment, through diligence in accident prevention, investigation, and equipment maintenance and rule enforcement. 

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 drive the company's vision and mission by reinforcing ethics, values and quality policies throughout the department of responsibility.

  • You will drives continuous improvement programs and manufacturing process improvements by applying appropriate Eaton Business System processes and problem solving tools such as Eaton Lean System and 5S.

  • You will set, communicate, and achieve department goals and objectives and develop and maintain performance metrics as required to drive results and use those results as a tool to identify and initiate process improvements.

  • You will fully engage the workforce and promote personal accountability by identifying goals, empowering employees to drive decision making, foster innovation and continuously learn by providing ongoing feedback on employee performance with formal evaluation provided at least annually.

  • You will develop the product line budget and manages manufacturing expenses within budgetary parameters.

  • You will collaborate with Maintenance and Engineering to establish product line capital goals.

  • You will develop the profit plan and strategic plan details relating to production and support activities.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in manufacturing

  • Minimum of 2 years manager of people experience

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

Position Criteria:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate employees

  • Experience in budgeting, capital equipment analysis, cost accounting and project cost analysis

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated experience in Lean Manufacturing and 5S

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or MBA from accredited institution

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: VEH NAA North America Auto

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: Yes, 10 % of the Time