Eaton Corporation Human Resources Generalist in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Human Resources Generalist to be based at our Eden Prairie, MN office.

In this role, you will assist in the operations of the Human Resources function for our Hydraulics global product groups and engineering function. You will provide assistance with recruitment, hiring, onboarding, leave of absences, and performance management in a complex and culturally diverse atmosphere. This position reports to the HR Manager and will assist with creating and implementing the HR best practices.

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.

  • You will support achievement of overall HYD ENG, and PMC and FC Product Group’s objectives through the implementation of effective HR strategies.

  • You will oversee the talent acquisition process to provide a positive experience with all candidates: sourcing, interviewing and selection, and successful onboarding.

  • You will provide guidance & handles human resource related inquiries. Advocate employee communication processes that inform employees, as well as assure two way communications between employees and management.

  • You will manage annual internship program: plan and coordinate efforts, manage talent acquisition, manage onboarding and development of interns and help create a positive internship employment

  • You will support Eden Prairie campus community involvement program

  • You will support Eaton’s employment branding efforts: Twin Cities networking initiatives and representing Eaton to external audiences.

  • You will partner with local and remote peers, including HR Business Partners , TAC , UR, HRS teams and HR site leads to work collaboratively, share best practices, leverage projects and learnings, and drive consistency in programs, practices, and communications where appropriate.

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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • 2 years applicable human resources experience, including Talent Acquisition.

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related area.

  • Experience in recruitment and driving Inclusion & Diversity initiatives

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate across multiple functions and regions

  • Experience performing analytics in Excel and other advanced tools and translating information into presentations and other communication channels.

  • PHR or SPHR certification

  • Ability to use analytical decision making

Position Criteria:

  • Willing to travel at least 10% of the time.

  • Support and execute comprehensive retention strategies through progressive HR practices, tools and market analysis.

  • Stay informed on appropriate and related state and national trends for our industry.

  • Drive HR functional excellence through deployment of Eaton programs, ensuring quality of process and content alignment with the Eaton Business System (EBS).

  • Fosters an environment that promotes Eaton’s ethics, goals, philosophies, and encourages continuous improvement. Promote participation in in various ERG’s within the organization.

  • Support business initiatives, including Sector functional excellence objectives and activities, EBSA activities and campus related activities.

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: Human Resources

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

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

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.