Eaton Corporation Human Resources Manager in Troy, Illinois

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

Responsibilities include:

Lead the Human Resources function for the Troy, IL site establishing solid business partnerships and driving functional excellence. Direct responsibility for approximately 153 hourly employees and 20 salaried employees. Revenue responsibility of this group is approximately 70M. Develop, implement and validate Human Resources programs, policies and initiatives aligned with short and long-term business plans. Foster a culture in the organization that promotes employee involvement and engagement and a passion for customer excellence. Reports directly to the Troy Plant Manager.

Essential Functions include:

  • As strategic business partner, work with Leadership teams to set direction, priorities and culture expectations championing the Eaton Business System (EBS).

  • Lead cycles of improvement for this recently acquired Business Unit, ensuring alignment of key programs and initiatives with the Eaton Business System, and driving change management plans to maximize employee ownership and engagement.

  • Drive HR functional excellence through Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content and alignment with the Eaton Business System to achieve goals and objectives. Develop, optimize, document and standardize sustainable processes, sharing best practices across the division.

  • Manage and develop skills of the Human Resources team to support business initiatives and goals including functional reports. Encourage and drive best practice sharing across the division.

  • Build organizational capability through ownership of talent management processes including acquisition, assessment, performance management and employee development. Manage and develop employee compensation/reward and recognition programs, driving pay-for-performance culture aligned with business objectives. Foster a culture of manager ownership and accountability of the employee life cycle.

  • Drive positive employee relations to provide an optimal work environment for all employees. Effectively deploy communication plans and utilize assessment tools (e.g. the employee survey) to determine organizational issues and action plans. Exemplify and lead Eaton values, philosophy and ethics.

  • Foster a culture where ownership of health and safety is embraced by all employees. Utilize MESH to ensure compliance with state/federal/provincial safety requirements and drive “zero incidents” culture.

  • Ensure compliance with all country, provincial, federal and state laws and compliance requirements.

  • Provide leadership guidance and mentoring. Develop and implement solutions to organizational challenges by leading/coaching others through change.

  • Facilitate a culture where best practices are shared across HR and the business and identify opportunities for synergy and integration between Electrical Sector Groups. Benchmark industry and local best practices to set stretch performance targets.

  • Facilitates the design and implementation of impactful change initiatives that ensure the best possible solution for all major constituents, including employees, customers, shareholders, etc.

  • Establishes diversity initiatives and maintains governmental compliance through EEO practices

  • Liaise with Corporate HR Services to provide workforce with greater HR programs accessibility

  • Coordinates disability claims (STD and LTD), leaves of absence (FMLA), and workers’ compensation (WC) claims with HR Services, third party administrator (TPA), and relevant parties.

  • Understands and considers all applicable legal implications when making business decisions and protect the organization by ensuring compliance with all labor laws.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum 2 years of increasing responsibility in a progressive HR environment

  • Minimum 1 year experience in a manufacturing environment

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

Position Criteria:

  • Strong knowledge of Eaton Business System preferred

  • Knowledge of relevant local/state/federal/provincial employment laws

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Business writing expertise

  • Excellent facilitation/ coaching skills. Strong employee relations skills with the proven ability to successfully drive change and leadership ownership/accountability

  • Strong drive for results and sense of urgency; data and metrics-driven. Strong project management skills with ability to lead a cross-functional business team

  • Commitment to employee engagement and continuous improvement

  • Great organizational skills and demonstrated ability to get results

  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Master’s degree preferred

  • HR certification

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: 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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time