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Eaton Corporation Program Manager – Industry 4.0 Aerospace Center of Excellence in Beltsville, Maryland

Position Overview:

Eaton Corporation’s Aerospace Division is seeking a Program Manager – Industry 4.0 Aerospace Center of Excellence to join our team. This position can be based in any Eaton Aerospace US location. Grand Rapids, MI is preferred.

The Program Manager will be a key member of the Industry 4.0 deployment Center of Excellence (CoE) and will be the overall Program point person in the deployment of Industry 4.0/Smart Factories across Eaton Aerospace. This role will be responsible for the successful deployment of the Eaton Aerospace Group (EAG) strategy for Factory of the Future. Includes successful management of scope, cost/resources, schedule, subcontract management, performance management and change management of various assigned projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Overall Program Management of the EAG level for projects related to Industry 4.0. This includes scope, resources, schedule, and cost

  • Deployment of Eaton Aerospace Group strategy for Smart factories, Industry 4.0, and IoT

  • Work with senior leaders and site leadership to develop strategies, goals, objectives, resource planning and communication/change management for the transformation of Eaton Aerospace into an Industry 4.0 manufacturing organization

  • Establish the requirements for the Site Level deployment teams, support in the selection of deployments teams.

  • Support the site level Deployment Teams with:

  • Developing detailed deployment plans and schedules by site

  • Tracking and reporting progress on Industry 4.0 projects to all stakeholders

  • Celebrating key milestone achievements

  • Train deployment sites on I4.0 concepts, tools, benefits and implementation plans

  • Keep senior leaders and site leadership current with developing technologies

  • Ensure solution standardization

  • Drive a culture of the discipline and accountability for accelerating our growth through the Industry 4.0 CoE, delivering on our commitments and aspirational goals with a high degree of passion and transparency


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of Program/Project Management experience

  • Minimum 5 years of working knowledge of Industry 4.0/Smart factories. This includes IoT, Data Acquisition, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and Automation experience in a plant-manufacturing environment.

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

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly effective Program/Project Management skillsets with ProLaunch (or equivalent) and AGILE (or equivalent tools. Project leadership in an IT environment is preferred

  • Working knowledge of Industry 4.0/Smart factories. This includes IoT, Data Acquisition, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and Automation

  • Working knowledge of Lean/6 Sigma/ and or similar continuous improvement and problem-solving methodologies.

  • Effective leadership of cross functional, matrix and multi-location teams

  • Leading projects via effective Change Management tools and methodology

  • Highly effective communication skills– both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports

  • Strong organizational and planning skills


An undergraduate degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred


Eaton recognizes this role as a critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling package consisting of a base salary, employee incentive compensation and complete benefits


This position can be based in any Eaton Aerospace US location. Grand Rapids, MI is preferred.

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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: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER Aerospace Group

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, 25 % of the Time

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