Eaton Corporation Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Williamsburg, Virginia

Eaton’s Residential Wiring Devices Division is seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be based at our Williamsburg, VA facility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Implement process improvements which reduce labor by simplifying tasks (process automation) or speeds the process (increases the number of products produced in a set time frame). Ensure that the safety of all employees is maintained during process changes.

  • Reduce product cost by improving on the product design.

  • Strong understanding of Mechanical Design software and industrial machinery capability constraints and how they impact fabrication and assembly of new designs

  • Work with cross functional teams on New Product Development projects.

  • Reduce product cost by reducing material used or type of material used in the product design.

  • Develop methods to reduce overall plant costs, meet profit plan targets, improve inventory control, quality improvement methods, etc., using lean tools and Six Sigma processes.

  • Introduce methods of flexible manufacturing to meet JIT ideals—decrease the amount of lost time due to set-up/changeover, flexible tooling, etc. Initiate a safety review whenever a process and/or equipment change takes place.

  • Member of the Value Stream Teams, recommending and leading actions to achieve the business case.

  • Specify, investigate, justify, and purchase capital equipment to accomplish primary function.

  • Order or specify tooling and equipment.

  • Improve quality of product and equipment through use of 8D, FMEA and other root cause analysis.

  • Pursue safety improvements and adhere to all safety and EHS requirements.

  • Aid in the training of manufacturing personnel.

  • Perform special projects at direction of immediate supervisor.

  • Manage/lead projects in the plant to achieve profit plan targets. This includes identification and coordination of internal and external resources, development of plan and implementation per the project timeline and objectives.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment and product design.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.

  • Value Stream Mapping experience.

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma.

  • Prior experience in sheet metal/plastics processing and design.

  • Electrical background; power circuitry, power/control wiring.

  • Experience in electronic metering.

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge with press breaks, CNC, and machine tooling.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG RWDD Residential Wiring Devices Div

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time