Aftermarket Repair Station Operations Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Fuel Motion Control Systems division is currently seeking an Aftermarket Repair Station Operations Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, Michigan facility.


The Aftermarket Repair Station Operations Manager is responsible for providing leadership in driving improvements and meeting objectives in: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and overall customer satisfaction measurements.  In this role, you will assess the performance indicators for each manufacturing facility to ensure that safety, capacity, quality, productivity and manufacturing costs are competitively maintained. In addition, you will analyze short and long term manufacturing requirements and capabilities of facilities.  Drive change through improved organizational capability, providing leadership in recruiting, goal alignment, employee development, performance management and communication.  Ensure motivation and retention of a high performance management team and workforce.  Assure policies, procedures, and other documentations are established to provide for consistent and professional operation of all organizational functions.  Develop budgets and resource plans, and monitors performance, to achieve product delivery and financial requirements. Lead Environmental, Health, and Safety.  


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.

In this function you will:
  • Champion a culture of change within the workforce of teamwork, employee involvement, and continuous improvement through the implementation of High Performance Work Teams (HPWTs).

  • Lead the planning, organization, and staffing of the department.

  • Utilizes Lean and Six Sigma tools to eliminate waste driving customer satisfaction, cost reduction, and improved working capital performance.

  • Develop plans and schedules, and priorities for the business team to meet long-term contracts and/or customer requirements.

  • Manage capital planning and execution of process for the Grand Rapids site.

  • Increase labor productivity, and lead cost reduction efforts.

  • Champion implementation of MESH to achieve improvement in year over year safety performance measures.

  • Mentor and coach high performance work team members in improvement activities including training, facilitating Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects, tool deployment, benchmarking, etc.

  • Administer policies, safety and communications within the group.


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 of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing/operations environment.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out company sponsorship, now or in the future.

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution required.

  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience.

  • FAA Repair Station experience.

  • Lean/Six Sigma experience or certifications.

  • Aerospace industry 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: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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