Lead Manufacturing Engineer
Searcy , Arkansas
January 18, 2018
Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Lead Manufacturing Engineer. The Lead Manufacturing Engineer will be based at our Searcy, AR facility.
Position Overview:
The Lead Manufacturing Engineer leads the most challenging technical projects. This includes large scale projects while working with global teams.  Performs failure analysis, investigates and troubleshoots issues, coordinates all work within the scope and ensures projects objectives are met. Prepares/reviews documents including cost estimates, appropriation requests, project schedules, design and instruction specifications, operating manuals, and technical reports. Understand and incorporate external trends into relevant projects. Provides work leadership, auditing, consulting and mentoring to technical staff.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement new or modified manufacturing methods to reduce production costs and improve efficiency such as cutting tools and hydraulic fixturing.
  • Review, maintain and create operational standards and keep the information up-to-date in the appropriate system.
  • Lead continuous improvement teams (CIT) in continuous improvement framework.
  • Train & support Engineers to further develop skills in the essential functions.
  • Investigate and analyze production methods, processes and operations to determine manufacturing modifications that will increase production efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Participate in the design of product components using design for manufacturing techniques to ensure the components can be manufactured cost effectively.
  • Work with global teams on large scale projects that support plant / regional direction.
  • Compile pertinent cost, manpower efficiency, machine capability, space utilization, material handling, etc., to support new manufacturing methods or modification recommendations.
  • Lead /prepare data packages including layouts, equipment quotations, and written justifications for capital appropriation requests as required for process/efficiency improvements.
  • Compile and analyze significant data relative to the solution of manufacturing problems and/or cost reduction studies, i.e., vendor capabilities and fabrication costs to determine the economics and feasibility of ‘make or buy’ decisions; the correlation of product design requirements with manufacturing operations and capabilities; the economics of maintaining inventory levels based on machining cost per volume, etc.
  • Prepare and submit manufacturing cost estimates and substantiating data for review and approval.
  • Coordinate program/ project management activities related to growth or change.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of engineering experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in PLC programming.
  • Program management certification.
  • Experience with robotics.
  • Cutting tool design experience.
  • Hydraulic fixture design experience. 

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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