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Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Engineer - Entry Level in Topeka, Kansas

Eaton’s Electrical Critical Power & Digital Infrastructure division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Youngsville, NC facility. Relocation assistance is available within the US for this role.

Position Overview:

The Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for being a part of the YPO manufacturing engineering team. In this role, you will implement Lean Manufacturing concepts, including Value Stream Map evaluation of current state production opportunities and the implementation of future state throughout all areas of operations.

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:

  • Implement Lean Manufacturing concepts, including Value Stream Map evaluation of current state production opportunities and the implementation of future state throughout all areas of operations. Deploy Lean Tools as appropriate.

  • Evaluate current and future state manufacturing processes and ensures that sound engineering and manufacturing principles are being followed. Prioritize safety and repeatability of existing processes, addressing identified concerns.

  • Recommend changes to existing manufacturing processes to improve manufacturing productivity and improve lean flow of materials. Document manufacturing processes with work instructions. Generate and implement Engineering Change Notices enhancing product quality and reducing product cost.

  • Initiate, develop and manage capital improvement projects including manufacturing equipment, facility enhancements and new product start-ups. Drive continuous improvement on the shop floor, including opportunities to improve Quality, Productivity, and cost reduction.

  • Manage and complete multiple projects on schedule with minimal supervision. Support multiple product lines and a wide variety of assembly processes.

  • Foster an environment that promotes Eaton’s goals, philosophies, and encourages continuous improvement through participation and teamwork.

  • Drive NPI activities in assigned work cells (layouts, materials, costing). Perform all other duties as assigned.

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: *

  • Currently possess or will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution with an anticipated graduation date of May 2023.

  • Minimum of three (3) months of internship or co-op experience in engineering and/or manufacturing engineering.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.

*Preferred Qualifications:     *

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Experience with MRP systems (SAP).

  • Experience with Microsoft Project.

  • Experience utilizing AutoCAD/ERP.

*Position Criteria: *

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of manufacturing processes including assembly and pull systems.

  • Technical understanding and experience with Lean Manufacturing Systems and Six Sigma methodology.

  • Ability to think strategically and see big picture in dynamic business environment.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment; to communicate articulately and professionally across many organizational levels and functions.

  • Highly motivated, works with a sense of urgency, driven to add value and deliver results.

We are 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.


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: CPDI OPS Operations

Job Level: Entry Level

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: No