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Assembly Supervisor

Roanoke, Virginia
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

The Crouse-Hinds division of Eaton, in Roanoke, is looking for an outstanding leader to join the team in the position of Assembly Supervisor!
This position is responsible for supervising assembly associates in accordance with site policies and procedures, ensuring smooth operations during the shift, coordinating staffing, and execution towards departmental and site-wide goals. 
The position is a key leadership role within the Assembly Operation and is responsible for approximately 45 employees.  The role is idea for a motivated self-starter who has a focus on continuous improvement and someone who is looking to take on larger roles in the future.  This role will get complete exposure to the business as it is fully integrated within the Operations team.  This role is also housed in the central Distribution Center for all of Eaton Crouse-Hinds, and therefore will have the unique experience of being able to gain exposure to different products and parts of the business as well.
Essential Functions:
  • This role works with a wide range of people in varying roles across the organization, including hourly associates, site leadership, personnel at other Eaton facilities and outside suppliers.  The position is responsible for coordination of the daily operational activities of the business unit.  These duties are performed personally and through subordinates to ensure established business goals are met.    
  • Supervise the activities of the assembly associates to assure that efficiencies are maximized and performance targets, both productivity related and customer service related, are achieved.  Provide counseling as needed to improve performance, following established facility procedures.
  • Responsible for coordinating shift schedules to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations
  • Responsible for monitoring employees’ working time, approving payroll information, enforcing company policies and standards, and addressing personnel issues as they arise.
  • Monitor group performance measurements and act as a catalyst to support improvement activities to achieve the established improvement goals.
  • Manage staffing levels to appropriate and efficient levels by working with Manager and Human Resources, and lead hiring initiatives and interviews for potential candidates for job openings
  • Provide a support function to the assembly associates.  Interface with the associates, other departments Human Resources, other shift supervisors and managers as required to assure that needs are met as required to assure that support needed to achieve assembly requirements are provided in a timely fashion.
  • Provide timely answers to employees or steer them to the appropriate information source regarding requests for assistance or information.
  • Lead and participate in continuous improvement efforts and lean projects
  • Ensure that a secure, safe and healthy work environment consistent with established policies and procedures is maintained.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3 years of production/manufacturing experience
  • Minimum 3 years of direct leadership experience
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50 mile radius of work location will be considered
Position Criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate employees to action and achieve performance goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and successfully lead and implement change activities
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive working relationships with all levels of employees
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Business or related field from an accredited institution
  • Leadership experience in high accountability culture and metrics driven environment
  • Experience with lean tools
  • Project Management Experience

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: EPG CHD EP Americas

Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor
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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 042759