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Eaton Corporation Eaton Internship Program - Operations for Engineers in Southfield, Michigan

We make what matters work. 

You want to make an impact in the world. At Eaton, we’re solving some of the toughest challenges on the planet. Our Early Talent Programs ensure that you have a multitude of opportunities to make an impact across a global organization. Participants in our Early Talent Programs work to solve real-world challenges while developing the skills required to lead at the next level. Early Talent assignments hold true significance to our businesses. In turn, participants gain enriching and diverse experiences and work side by side with experienced leaders to power their careers. 

What sets our Early Talent Programs apart:  

  • Each individual’s development experience is customized to help participants reach their potential; no two participants will have the same experience or set of responsibilities.

  • Participants receive cross-functional exposure. They have opportunities to build their skills and try on different roles early in their career, ultimately maximizing their potential for consideration for a variety of future roles.

  • By keeping our programs small and selective, we are able to make hiring decisions based on each candidate’s unique skill set and high potential.

  • The opportunity to learn from senior leaders is a part of the fabric of every experience.

Your career matters – and we’re here to make it work. Are you ready? 

Position Overview: 

The Eaton Internship Program – Operations for Engineers is designed to provide opportunities to a diverse mix of students who demonstrate the same high level of ethics, values, creativity and performance we expect from our employees. During the 12 to 14 week paid internship, students will work on projects that have a measurable impact on our business and will be coached and mentored by Eaton leaders.

The objective of the internship is to develop students through practical manufacturing and operations experiences, as well as assist in the personal development of leadership attributes through training, networking and coaching. The assignment will help the participant develop a wide range of leadership and functional responsibilities within the field of operations. Opportunities are available for those students interested in specific engineering functions such as Operations, Lean / Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Operational Excellence, Quality, or Supply Chain.

After completion of the internship, and upon graduation, your experience and newly acquired skills could steer you to a variety of career paths, such as full time employment in one of our many rotational leadership development programs or as a part of one of our Early Talent Direct Hire programs. These full-time programs could include assignments in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain, Quality, Lean/Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering, Front Line Supervision, or many others.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements):

  • Actively enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree engineering program with a major in electrical, mechanical, industrial, industrial & systems, engineering technology, engineering management, aerospace, aeronautical, or manufacturing from an accredited institution

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher (please do not round)

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

  • Geographically flexible to relocate within the United States for this internship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently have or will possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering with a major in mechanical, electrical, industrial or manufacturing

  • Prior internship or co-op experience

  • Completion of sophomore year by the start of internship

  • Demonstrated ability to lead others within campus/and or community

  • Ability to speak a second language

Position Criteria:

  • Transportation to and from the worksite and for incidental business travel is the responsibility of the intern; however, expenses for required and approved business travel (not including the worksite) will be reimbursed.

  • This role may include travel (up to 25%) within a local region as determined by the Intern assignment manager.

  • The summer internship culminates with a formal presentation where students showcase their success stories to leaders of the organization and receive feedback on their performance.

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: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Corporate Sector

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 hiring country only

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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.

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