Duncan, South Carolina

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking a Lead Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Duncan, SC facility.

Position Overview:

The Lead Engineer is responsible for supporting the Magnum Circuit Breaker Assembly Process and plant leadership (Arecibo Plant, Puerto Rico / Spartanburg DC, South Carolina) in achieving business and financial goals by leading Safety, Operation, Quality, Continuous Improvement projects across the organization while developing and maintaining robust manufacturing processes.

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.

In this function you will:

  • Identify, develop, and execute projects to increase productivity and drive cost out.
  • Deploy CI, ELSS tools.
  • Provide training and support to the equipment operators and technicians.
  • Be responsible for executing sustained change management as it applies to product and processes within manufacturing operations.
  • Provide input into the capital equipment selection process. Develop and evaluate Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR's) for new product or process programs and initiatives.
  • Work on projects in conjunction with the Tech Center / Arecibo team value streams, develop project goals, budgets, and work breakdown structures.
  • Promote and promulgate all MESH Process and Policies to all the employees under his/her supervisor and ensure that they are being performed at his/her area.
  • Generate, review, update and develop Standard Work Instruction, Visual aids, and MIL's.
  • Develop & update VSM for Currents, Future, and Ideal states.
  • Work with the requirements established by Lean (Standard Work, Manning, Layout, VSM, Cross Training and 5S), EQS and MESH.
  • Answer CQM (Customer Quality Management) in a timely manner (Take Containment, Corrective & Preventive actions, Root cause, actions plans, etc).
  • Be responsible for keeping the calibration system up to date (Pneumatic tools of all Value-Added areas, Electrical Test Equipment). Schedule Preventive Maintenance events with the Maintenance team.
  • Be responsible for fixing PCaT (TDM) Recipes or Configurations issues. Provide guidance to the technicians on testing errors or improvement opportunities and develop error proofing projects.

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


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Assembly / Manufacturing or Engineering
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of the work location will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Assembly / Manufacturing processes of circuit breakers (assembly process, electrical testing)

Position Criteria:

  • Strong background in process improvements through automation, layout, line balance and new technology.
  • Detailed knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques – i.e. value stream mapping, 5S, Standard work, Visual controls, Production daily metrics, Process checks, etc.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced work environment, prioritize tasks, and creatively come up with solutions.
  • Hands on ability to troubleshoot electrical equipment, following the Safety guidelines.
  • Establish networking and interact with key persons/groups at all levels of the organization (including suppliers) whose assistance, cooperation, and support may be needed.
  • Support internal/external audits including certification renewal (i.e. ISO 9001, MESH, etc).
  • EHS practices, regulations, and procedures (ESW, LOTO, Machine Safeguarding).
  • Proactive attitude towards problem solving and resolving issues that may affect plant/employee’s health, safety, and operations.
  • Proficiency in various software applications – i.e. Computer Aided Design (CAD), MS Office suite, MiniTab, VISIO, pCat, etc.
  • Bilingual – English\Spanish is helpful but not required

What you’ll get from us:

We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.

  • Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
  • Healthcare/retirement savings programs
  • Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
  • Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
  • Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. 

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world.  Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status.  Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ES AMER HQ MFGSC

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Duncan, South Carolina

At Eaton, we value many of the skills and competencies that you gained in your military career.

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

These are our values too!

As we aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry, we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique. We create an environment that fosters learning and teaching, allowing employees to reach their full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

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.



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