Eaton Co-op - Materials/Supply Chain - Galesburg, MI

Job Description

The vehicle group is seeking a Supply Chain and Materials Co-op at the Galesburg, MI site.  

This role will support the Materials Management function within the areas of customer scheduling and or material planning. Focus will be providing superior customer service on the assigned accounts and or planning the demand requirements to fulfill their purchase orders on time while maintaining focus on key metrics. Additionally, the student in this role will be responsible for using standard tools and interacting with different functions, included, but not limited to: Plant Operations, Materials, Purchasing, Finance, Quality, Aftermarket, etc.… This position also focuses on continuous improvement and assignment goals may be adjusted based on the interests of, and input from the student coupled with current business priorities.  This role will work part time year around with flexible work hours for classes and the opportunity to work full time in the summer months.

Material Planning Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support material’s goals and initiatives (On time delivery, Inventory reduction, Premium freight control) and execute related tasks

  • Review demand shortages and assures material availability for the productive plants

  • Plan purchased items according to their min-max range

  • Control daily critical items and communicate in a timely manner with manufacturing facilities and or customer scheduling

Customer Scheduling Essential Responsibilities:
  • Commercial Support: order entry, price checking, order clearing, complaint handling, coordination of delivery and billing

  • Interface with customers, logistics, manufacturing, sales, pricing and all other internal functions supporting the business

  • Own end-to-end order status management (order fulfilment, customer requests, product changes & returns)

  • Proactively act to understand and solve customer needs and identify solutions to non-standard task/queries.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Actively enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering at an accredited institution.

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation is offered for this position. Only candidates located within 50 miles of Galesburg, MI will be considered for this position.

  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 or better is required (please do not round)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous internships or co-ops in purchasing or materials management preferred.

  • Experience in Microsoft Excel and Power BI preferred

  • Leadership in school or community organizations preferred

Position Criteria:
  • Communication, customer service and interpersonal skills necessary to converse with senior management, customers, suppliers, and operations

  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional / global / external teams

  • Data analytical skills
  • Ability to manage time with various projects and personnel

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: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Part-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: No