Eaton Corporation Human Resources Manager in Highland, Illinois

Eaton’s Electrical B-Line Division has an opportunity for a Human Resources Manager, located in Highland, IL.

We believe our HR Managers deserve a challenging and rewarding experience where you can make a difference. You deserve an environment where you can develop the skills to be a leader in Human Resources. You deserve a company that has demonstrated a high degree of ethical standards and where “doing business right” really means something. You deserve an environment where your ideas matter.


At Eaton, we envision more than just manufacturing products that serve our many end markets. We see possibilities for reducing energy, increasing efficiency and promoting sustainability. We desire to power the essential resources needed for our world to thrive. This is how we see things differently and we challenge you to do the same by exploring a HR career with Eaton.

The HR Manager is responsible for providing leadership and support to approximately 220 employees, globally. He or she will drive organizational change and deploy Human Resources policies, practices, and programs to manage talent, drive culture, and align the organization. He or she will own the Global SIP and VPP processes for the B-Line Division. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to change management, compensation administration, positive employee relations, management coaching, organizational design, performance management, succession planning, talent acquisition, talent development, workforce planning, training, and broader HR initiatives and HR programs aligned with short and long-term business objectives. Reports directly to the HR Director with dotted lines to the Director of Product Management, Director of Customer Service, VP of Finance and the VP of Sales.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in a progressive HR environment

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of relevant local/state/federal/provincial employment laws.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong drive for results and sense of urgency

  • Ability to demonstrate data analytics. Strong project management skills with ability to lead a cross-functional business team.

  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to employee engagement and continuous improvement

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels within the organization.

  • Ability to drive results while working in a matrixed environment and through developing and empowering individuals and teams.

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent facilitation/ coaching skills - Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to drive cultural change and drive leadership ownership/accountability.

  • Ability to demonstrate full range of developed HR competencies in organizational development, employee relations, recruiting and selection, compensation/benefits and compliance

  • Ability to lead, influence, and provide effective coaching

  • Ability to demonstrate Managerial courage with good conflict resolution and negotiation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Labor Relations, Psychology or related field

  • HR certification

  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG BLD BLine Division

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