Eaton Corporation Continuous Improvement Manager in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Eaton’s Vehicle division is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Aguascalientes facility.

The Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible to lead the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) deployment, training and mentoring at the plant level. Main job duties center on the creation and implementation of Lean tool and Six Sigma strategies and robust problem solving techniques, which will lead to improvements in plant margins, product delivery performance, employee safety and reductions in product/process variation. This position is also responsible for leading the execution and deployment of robust manufacturing processes and continuous improvement/manufacturing efficiency initiatives across the organization. Provides leadership in executing the organization’s strategic plan.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

Some activities related with the position will be:

  • Works through the leadership team to lead the development and implementation of the site Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) strategy, actions, and cross-functional activities.

  • Provides site Lean and Six Sigma training and mentoring.

  • Conducts Eaton Lean System (ELS) assessments and identifies performance gaps. Works through the leadership team to prioritize improvement activities and close gaps.

  • Conducts Self Operational Assessment (OpA) to drive short-term and long-term business improvements.

  • Utilizes Lean and Six Sigma tools to eliminate waste driving customer satisfaction, cost reduction, and improved working capital performance.

  • Works through site leadership to lead the site Continuous Improvement Council and corporate Lean initiatives and reporting.

  • Assists in improvement activities including training, mentoring, facilitating VSM boot camps, RIEs, Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects, tool deployment, benchmarking, etc

  • Leads in the development of methods and practices to reduce manufacturing variation and support in the development and launch of new products, processes and services.

  • Analyzes organizational metrics and performs managerial reviews to evaluate results and recommend action plans to close gaps at an operational level.

  • Coordinates and assists with corporate initiatives, participating on teams in order to drive best practices across Eaton Corp

  • Manages plant cost-out activities.

  • Drives complete employee engagement and enhancement of problem-solving knowledge at all levels.

  • Member of the plant leadership team in the advancement of the organization in the Eaton Business Excellence.

  • Develops, gathers and analyzes key organizational quality metrics related to the EPM Balanced Scorecard and performs periodical reviews to evaluate trends and results and establish action plans to provide the necessary improvement at an operational level.

  • Build Organizational Capability by hiring and developing CI leaders, participates in annual development plans and provides input on organization capability/succession planning sessions

  • Identifies “Best in Class” manufacturing best practices and assists in their implementation throughout the Group.

The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • 5 years of proven CI and Lean Manufacturing experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

  • Bilingual English/ Spanish

  • Understanding of the linkages between functions, impact of functional decisions downstream and how multiple functions work within a value stream.

  • Demonstrated experience in Lean Manufacturing (5S, Standard Work, VSM, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience in the deployment and implementation of a manufacturing system to achieve Operational Excellence.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in continuous improvement methods, strategic management and project management.

  • Excellent communication skills, proven capability to lead change in a team environment.

  • Thorough understanding of problem solving methodologies used in determining root cause and formulating corrective action.

  • Demonstrated analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing principles and technical specifications to support plant competencies.

  • Ability to direct and lead cross-functional process improvement teams across the organization. 5+ years leadership/supervisory responsibilities.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Black Belt or Lean certified is a plus

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Latin America

Organization: VEH NAA North America Auto

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.