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Eaton Corporation Continuous Improvement Manager in Amarillo, Texas

Eaton’s Global Energy Infrastructure Solutions (GEIS) division is currently seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager. This role is based at the Amarillo, TX manufacturing site and offers relocation assistance.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $105000.03 - $154000.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

Primary Function:

This role is a key member of the Leadership Team and promotes a plant culture of Continuous Improvement, Lean and Quality to drive change. Job duties support the creation and implementation of Eaton Lean Six Sigma strategies, which will lead to improvements in areas such as employee safety, quality performance, factory margins, product delivery performance and reductions in product/process variation.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Drive the Operational Excellence (OPEX) strategic vision and roadmaps for the Amarillo, TX facility

  • Provide expertise for Eaton Business System (EBS) tools and training including, EBS Pull, OpA, EBS Assessment, and other tools

  • Lead and facilitate Business Operation System (BOS) meetings and agenda to drive continuous improvement

  • Drive Cost-Out accountability for the site in alignment with the site’s annual Profit Plan objectives

  • Provide support & guidance to the Amarillo leadership team with Kaizens, problem solving, and ensuring EBS adherence

  • Lead the Eaton Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) deployment (visual controls, process standardization, leader standard work, Gemba walks, manning strategy, daily accountability, process checks and CI for everyone)

  • Build Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) organizational capability and develop local ELSS/CI Tool Champions by providing training and consulting support

  • Lead the development and implementation of a plant-wide training plan

  • Monitor productivity to ensure that established shift quality and production levels are maintained or exceeded

  • Ensure maintenance of records and reports on productivity, quality, and attendance across the shift

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees, in collaboration with the EHS Manager; Drive and support behavioral based zero incident safety culture

  • Lead and facilitate structured Problem-Solving events including Kaizens and RIE's

  • Utilize change management techniques such as ADKAR to effectively drive and sustain process improvements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum five (5 years of experience in operations/continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline

  • MS or MBA degree

  • 2+ years of leadership / supervisory experience


Position Criteria:

  • Demonstrated written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal communications skills

  • Experience deploying lean techniques and continuous improvement in a manufacturing and distribution environment

  • Experience leading Kaizens & use of basic lean tools such as standard work, TPM, VSM, 5S

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams

  • Track record of driving continuous improvements through sustainable processes

  • Ability to negotiate with all levels of management, both internally and externally

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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.