Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Engineer in Kearney, Nebraska

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer. The Manufacturing Engineer will be based out of our Kearney, NE location.

Positon Overview:

The Manufacturing Engineer, under the general guidance of the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and mentoring of the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, will be responsible for identifying areas of inefficiency (cost, productivity, quality, safety, environmental) within the manufacturing areas assigned and enact improvements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support for internal and external customers.

  • Supports cross-functional project teams and document resulting improvements.

  • Supports manufacturing by participating on teams (Focus Factory, Environmental Health and Safety, New Product Launch, and others) and assisting with corrective actions.

  • Tests process changes and collect data. Perform statistical analysis of data (MiniTab).

  • Support, lead, and implement improvements that result from project teams.

  • Utilizes change management to be sure facility systems are updated with all project improvement changes.

  • Support safety Initiatives to ensure corporate wide requirements are met.

  • Participate in Focus Factory efforts to identify, quantify and lead cost savings effort

  • Manage project timelines for cost, quality, time, and resource scheduling and drive completion per schedule.

  • Become a subject matter expert for area of assignment.

  • Other duties as needed and assigned


Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of 1 year of manufacturing environment experience.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Minitab and AutoCAD

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred

  • Knowledge of the valve manufacturing process

  • Experience using SolidWorks and Inventor

  • Experience with machine design or machine modifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

  • Automotive industry experience

  • Minor level controls experience

  • Experience with capital projects/appropriations

Position Criteria:

  • Submit cost savings

  • Reduce direct labor

  • Reduce scrap/sort

  • Improve Safety

  • Ability to work well with people, individually and in groups

  • Ability to multitask and perform work with minimal supervision

  • High energy, passion and motivation, to work with production teams to identify innovative improvement suggestions, along with taking the concept through the design and implementation phases.

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

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

Job Level: Entry Level

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