Eaton Leadership Development Program - Canada

  • Eaton
  • Burlington, ON, Canada
  • Mar 30, 2021

Job Description

We Make What Matters Work.

At Eaton, we believe that power, whether it’s electrical, hydraulic or mechanical power -- is a fundamental part of people’s lives. Technology, transportation, energy and infrastructure - these are things the world relies on every day. That’s why we are dedicated to helping our customers across the world find new ways to manage power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. And we’re committed to improving people’s lives, the communities where we live and work, and the planet our future generations will depend on. Because that’s what really matters – and we’re here to make sure it works.

While our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services, our culture and what we value can be represented in six essential leadership attributes expected of all Eaton employees.

We’re ethical -- we play by the rules and act with integrity.
We’re passionate -- we care deeply about what we do. We set high expectations and we perform.
We’re accountable -- we seek responsibility and take ownership. We do what we say.
We’re efficient -- we value speed and simplicity.
We’re transparent -- we say what we think. We make it okay to disagree.
We learn – we are curious, adaptable, and willing to teach what we know.
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 roles throughout the program. Many participants will work in multiple locations.
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

Manufacturing, engineering, operational excellence, technical sales, supply chain management, quality control, lean manufacturing, supervision and more – wherever your career aspirations may be, you can cultivate your skills in the Eaton Leadership Development Program. Designed to serve as a pipeline for future leaders in the operations of our business groups, this program offers you the chance to work in a variety of engineering, manufacturing, sales and business roles and to rapidly develop your leadership competencies.

Structure Of Program

This is a two-year program that involves three assignments in an Eaton facility that each last 8 months. To maximize your development, each assignment has the potential to have you placed in three different facilities during the length of your program. Your assignments will give you multiple opportunities to hone your leadership skills. You will also have the opportunity to interact with and present to Eaton leaders during your assignments. After completion of the program, your experience and newly acquired skills could lead you in a variety of career paths, such as operations, operational excellence, sales, quality, project management, supply chain, front line supervision, or engineering. Long term career opportunities as you advance within Eaton could include roles such as plant manager, general manager, product manager, quality manager, sales manager, manufacturing project leader or program manager.

The Leadership Development program’s target position start is in May 2021.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in electrical, mechanical, industrial, industrial & systems, engineering technology, engineering management, operations and / or manufacturing engineering from an accredited institution, with a graduation date no later than May 2021.
  • Minimum of one internship or co-op experience
  • Legally authorized to work in Canada on a permanent basis without company sponsorship
  • Candidate must reside within 80km of either location.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-3 prior internship or co-op experiences
  • Demonstrated leadership experience within campus and / or community
  • Ability to speak a second language (French preferred)




North America – Canada

Primary Location


Other Locations


Work Locations

Burlington Ca Loc


ESSG CA Canada

Job Level

Individual Contributor



Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?


Does this position offer relocation?



Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID :091917