Plant Manager
Beltsville, MD
January 24, 2017
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Description

The plant manager sets overall policies and procedures to ensure safe, effective manufacturing/trading operations consistent with the Eaton Business System as well as Eaton Ethics, Values, Philosophy and policy. The Plant Manager leads the plant leadership team to develop plant strategy and tactics to achieve annual profit plan and long-term strategic plan goals and objectives. This role leads and implements Eaton Business System, especially in applying the tools and processes of Eaton Business System to deliver the business results. Interface with sales organization to ensure internal/external customer needs are met. The plant manager will maintain a workforce for highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive to performance being measured at or above minimum acceptable levels, drive performance to achieve or exceed financial plans and strategic goals.


The essential functions of this role include but are not limited to the following:


- Sets overall plant policies and procedures to ensure effective operations consistent with the Eaton Business System, Values and Philosophy
- Coordinates and directs through managers, all functions of facility operations, including but not limited to Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence, Human Resources and Finance
- Aligns operational objectives with the overall business objectives to ensure a strategy-focused workforce
- Manages operating performance through the effective use of the Quality Operating System (QOS) process and structured problem solving
- Directs and mentors Beltsville leadership team in the performance of their respective roles and consistent with the Eaton Leadership model
- Fosters an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals, encourages continuous improvement, and builds customer relationships
- Drives the compliance to the ethics policy and holds others accountable for ethical conduct
- Develops, controls, and critically reviews results of operation in reference to planned objectives
- Accountable for the day-to-day decisions that directly impact the quality, efficiency, and profitability of the overall plant
- Maintains a workforce of highly motivated employees with a morale that is conducive to remaining non-union with performance being measured at or above minimum acceptable levels
- Attracts, selects, develops, trains, coaches, appraises and motivates managers and other personnel for key staff positions and the facility
- Represents the company in the local community to enhance its image and reputation

In addition to meeting all of the basic requirements, the preferred candidate will display the following characteristics:


- Graduate degree (MBA)
- Previous plant manager experience preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of current manufacturing, materials/purchasing and quality assurance methods and practices
- Thorough understanding of financial practices and financial statements including: capital equipment analysis; cost accounting; budgeting; project cost analysis; maintenance analysis and organizational techniques
- Ability to drive change and successfully lead and implement these change initiatives
- Demonstrated ability to manage direct reports and build organizational capability
- Strong communication skills and comfort with facilitating teams/groups and working with all levels in the organization

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum 10 years of progressive operations experience or experience in a manufacturing environment
- Minimum 5 years of management/supervisory experience
- 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 able to work in the United States on a permanent and ongoing basis without requiring corporate sponsorship
- Limited travel up to 25% of the time may be required

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.

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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