Continuous Improvement Leader

Job Description

Eaton’s Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Leader to join our team. This position is based at our Euclid, OH facility.

Position Overview:

The Euclid facility has approximately 400 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of Aerospace Fuel Pumping components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets.


The Continuous Improvement Leader is responsible for supporting and implementing continuous improvement initiatives and Lean Manufacturing principles at the plant level in compliance with the Continuous Improvement Framework and the Eaton Lean System requirements.


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:
  • Drive the CI vision at the plant level and inspire others to connect with the vision by driving a lean culture and implementing lean tools and processes, including gap analysis to current state.

  • Lead Lean Internal Audits. Develop implementation plans with Business Team and Operational Leaders post audit (Tactical Plans).

  • Conduct lean tool certification training.  Plans and deploys training to support the plant’s goals and objectives in lean manufacturing and to develop the depth of lean skills for the tool champions.

  • Participate in the Plant Lean Council that consists of plant leaders.  Council monitors progress to the strategic plan and redirects activities and resources as needed to improve safety and quality, drive cost out of the business, and improve the lean culture and tool usage.

  • Facilitate Rapid Improvement Events and train team leaders to facilitate events.  Manage a structured closure process to drive accountability on follow-up activities.

  • Deploy 5S level strategy throughout the manufacturing site.
  • Facilitate cost out improvement opportunities.
  • Support sharing of best practices as result of internal and external benchmarking activities.

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 a technical field from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of four (4) years of working experience in Continuous Improvement or Lean Manufacturing in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within 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.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Euclid, OH will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years of work experience in Continuous Improvement or Lean Manufacturing in a manufacturing environment.

  • Expert Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Visio, Word, etc.)

  • Knowledge of organizational behavior, including ability to build a team, motivate, counsel and constructively work with people at all level.

  • Working knowledge of 5S, Standardized Work and setup reduction.

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: Operational Excellence

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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