Eaton Corporation Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Syracuse, New York

Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be based at our Syracuse, NY facility.

As the electrical industry's global leader for explosion proof and hazardous environments, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business is constantly pushing forward and looking ahead, advancing electrical and instrumentation products in new and innovative ways. Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Business manufactures over 100,000 products for NEC and IEC applications, including: conduit fittings and cable glands, industrial control and electrical apparatus, enclosures, industrial luminaires (including LED), plugs and receptacles, drilling and marine products, commercial construction and solar solutions.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you will own and drive the manufacturing engineering and quality programs for your assigned area. You will be responsible for defining and driving the productivity and quality strategies for your area. You will facilitate efficient operations within the production area, optimizing existing processes, and to ensuring that production goals are met. You will own the project deck for all productivity and improvement projects in your area. This position is accountable to plan, design, develop and implement major plant engineering projects in order to create and maintain efficient and safe utilization of plant facilities to affect the most economical manufacturing cost.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead, facilitate and execute projects using the Eaton Business System approach to Lean/Six Sigma (ELSS) principles and processes to deliver results.

  • Identify and prioritize opportunities to improve productivity throughout the facility.

  • Use lean and statistical tools, approaches and techniques to create process management and measurement systems and develop an continuous improvement mindset.

  • Evaluate and recommend best solutions to given problems weighing economic return and compatibility with layout of plant facilities.

  • Investigate and solve problems in manufacturing of products; perform manufacturing methods studies to determine optimum process and methods.

  • Partner with and advise development and modification engineers to ensure that new designs incorporate provisions for maximum manufacturing economy.

  • Identify new equipment and manufacturing technologies and make recommendations regarding equipment, plant changes in manufacturing facilities, including material flow and plant design.

  • Prepare capital equipment requests, as required.

  • Develop operational procedures and manufacturing routings and production standards.

  • Design tooling and machinery necessary to implement advised processes and methods.

  • Implement cost reduction projects for methods, processes, and materials on present manufactured products.

  • Align local quality efforts with divisional leadership to drive an effective quality assurance and improvement strategy.

  • Adhere to Federal, State and Eaton EH&S standards.

  • Coordinate external facility contract services and ensure contractor compliance with Eaton’s safety policies.


Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations or Engineering in a manufacturing environment.

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

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates in the immediate geographic area (50 mile radius) will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Manufacturing Operations or Engineering in a manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum 3 years of continuous improvement experience.

  • Experience working in a union environment.

Position Criteria:

  • Must be results-oriented and be able to drive the necessary activities to get things accomplished.

  • Must know how to organize people and activities.

  • Must understand how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow.

  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing principles as demonstrated by world-class benchmarks (GE, Motorola, Toyota, etc.).

  • Must know what to measure and how to measure it.

  • Must see and exploit opportunities for synergy and integration.

  • Ability to simplify complex processes.

  • Ability to get more out of fewer resources.

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas

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