High Performance Work Team Manager

  • Company: Eaton
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Posted: May 11, 2018
  • Reference ID: 040807-en-us
Eaton Corporation, the Aerospace Group is currently recruiting for a High Performance Work Team Manager to work in our Irvine, CA location.
This position will be responsible for leading a cross functional High Performance Work Team to meet safety, quality, productivity, housekeeping (5S), scrap, rework, delivery, Aging work order and cost targets for the production Value Stream. Supervise direct and indirect production employees and salaried employees. Manage the daily activities of all High Performance Work team members and direct production Team Members. Maintain and present metrics to ensure levels of performance are known and improved upon in daily stand-up meetings.
Essential Functions:
  • Ensure that adequate equipment is available and implemented safely so as to adequately and efficiently conduct business.
  • Implement and enforce all policies, practices, and benefits and employ effective leadership techniques and employee relation’s activities to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all people working at the facility.
  • Identify and implement methods and practices to achieve steady improvement in safety, MESH, 5S, delivery, quality, cost, inventory, capacity planning, efficiency, quality, service and continuous improvement in operating profits.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with customers, suppliers, contractors and key intra-company people to effectively manage the operation for best results.
  • Ensure through training and daily audits that safe practices are constantly employed throughout the facility.
  • Regularly communicate and demonstrate the Eaton best practices, ethics, values and philosophy such that these cultural attributes are incorporated throughout the organization.
  • Counsel and discipline employees as necessary.
  • Manage the performance of direct and dotted line reports.
  • Develops, motivates and coaches team members; acts as an employee advocate and interviews potential new hires.
  • Promotes customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures all functional areas have accurate, timely information.
  • Actively participates in cross-functional company-wide teams to assist in driving quality improvements, process improvements, business system enhancements and process standardization
  • Reviews Daily Production Dispatch Report to plan and establish priorities for the shop floor.
  • Assists in the creation of training plans and programs, and promotes cross-training opportunities
  • Assists in the creation of training plans and programs, and promotes cross-training opportunities
  • Fosters an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals and philosophy, encourages continuous improvement and builds customer relationships.
  • Lead by example in the support of a cross-functional High Performance Work Team (HPWT) philosophy.
  • Manage environment and training to eliminate hazards and accidents.
  • Maintain a high performance culture and positive employee relations.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a manufacturing or operations environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Relocation is not offered with this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of Irvine, CA will be considered.
  • 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.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Electromechanical Engineering from an accredited institution is preferred
  • Experience leading a cross functional team
  • Experience in Assembly and/or Test
  • Green Belt or Lean Manufacturing Certification
  • APICS Certification
  • Experience with FAA regulations and ISO 9100
  • Airframe and Power plant (ANP) Certification
  • Managing operational areas, experience working with cross-functional teams, continuous improvement
  • Work experience in an FAA repair station
Position Criteria:
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt and lead in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • Ability & willingness to work a flexible schedule as necessary to meet customer requirements.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of employees in a multi-tasking environment
  • PC skills required.
  • Team-oriented problem solving skills and corrective action methodology
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Out-of-the box thinking
  • Value-stream mapping & Six Sigma methodologies

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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, 10 % of the Time

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