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Co-Op: Continuous Improvement - Carol Stream, IL

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2mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship



  • The Continuous Improvement Co-Op supports deployment of ELSS and CIF for Eaton’s Power Connections Carol Stream manufacturing site and supports Cost Out projects.
  • Job duties support the creation and implementation of standards, input to CI strategy, and coordination of Kaizen Level 1 events such as RIE’s / BPI, additional to Kaizen Blitz that will lead to improvements in factory margins, product delivery performance, employee safety and reductions in product/process abnormality.
  • Works through the leadership team to lead the development and implementation of the sites ELSS (VSM, 5S+, SW, Basic Problem Solving, SUR & TPM), actions, training and cross-functional activities including Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs).


  • Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree is currently in progress or recently completed from an accredited institution
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
  • Relocation is not provided for this role, the candidate must be located within 50 miles of Carol Stream, IL
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (please don't round).
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Power BI
  • Microsoft 365
  • Auto Cad
  • Solidwerks
  • 1+ years of related experience
  • Automotive industry experience, experience in core ELSS tools (VSM, 5S+, Standard Work,

Area of Responsibilities



  • Work closely with CI manager, operations team, and Quality team.
  • Collect data and use it to create statistical process charts.
  • Follow up on identified action items
  • Updates CI Tracker management and cost out pipeline
  • Participates in Eaton Lean System (ELSS) assessments and identify performance gaps. Works supporting the leadership team to prioritize improvement activities and close gaps.
  • Provides Lean and Industrial Engineering support across the organization to drive short-term and long-term business improvements.
  • Utilizes Lean tools to eliminate waste driving customer satisfaction, cost reduction
  • Assure environmental, health and safety requirements are satisfied when the projects are implemented.
  • Other duties as assigned


Work type

Full time

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