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Job ID:024341
Function:Manufacturing & Operations
Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:Yes, 10 % of the Time
Location:Shawnee, OK US
Relocation Provided:Relocation from within hiring country only
Remote Work:No
Job Description
Eaton’s Hydraulics’ Division is seeking a Plant Manager. The Plant Manager will be based at our Shawnee, OK facility.
Position Overview:
The plant manager position is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Shawnee, OK facility. Overall responsibility for leading plant(s) teams in achieving production schedule, product quality, product cost, and employee safety goals. Provides leadership to all functional and service groups to meet customer requirements. Drives performance to achieve or exceed financial plans and strategic goals. Leverages resources and motivates personnel to create high performance culture.
Essential Functions:
  • Sets overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective operations consistent with the Eaton Business System, Values and Philosophy
  • Fosters an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals, encourages continuous improvement, and builds customer relationships
  • Accountable for the day-to-day decisions that directly impact the quality, efficiency, and profitability of the Searcy Plant
  • Assesses performance indicators, and takes appropriate actions, to ensure schedule, cost, and quality goals are met
  • Provides leadership and commitment in support of continuing improvements in quality, productivity and delivery performance
  • Supports product design organization through new product introduction phase to ensure customer product development and manufacturing delivery times are met
  • Assures that Environmental, Health, and Safety issues are addressed considering local regulations, Eaton policy, and good corporate citizenship
  • Evaluates operational performance of the group in order to facilitate performance management, merit promotions, job transfers, dismissals, commendations, etc.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement approved capital programs to support the profit and strategic plans with a minimum of capital.
  • Maintain direct communication style based on the plant with all employees with the overall objective of maintaining good employee relations

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 7 years progressive working experience in manufacturing
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA from an accredited institution
  • Experience with Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management Knowledge of financial concepts and techniques utilized to establish value propositions of  operational changes
  • Ability to direct and lead cross-functional process improvement teams
  • Must possess good communication skills (verbal, written) to be able to represent Eaton
  • Strong Team work skills and ability to lead high performance teams
  • Management and leadership skills and social understanding
  • Proficient communication skills

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 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 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.
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