Eaton Careers

Front Line Production Manager

Euclid, Ohio
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

The Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group has an opening for a Front Line Production Manager. The Front Line Production Manager will be based at our Euclid, OH facility.
Position Overview:
This position will be responsible for overseeing and leading all activities associated with manufacturing and production of deliverable product to meet customer expectations. The Front Line Production Manager will be responsible for the supervision and development of both hourly and salaried resources. The Leader will drive continuous improvement in production, quality and safety while utilizing the Eaton Business System (EBS) and the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Champion a culture change through the framework of High Performance Work Teams (HPWTs).
  • Drive continuous improvement and application through the use of the Eaton Business System (EBS), Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF), High Performance Work Teams (HPWTs) and  Business Operating System (BOS).
  • Champion implementation of Lean activities to eliminate waste opportunities of key processes.
  • Achieve key business metrics including Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR), Cost of Non-Conformance (CONC), On-Time Delivery (OTD), Inventory Days on Hand (DOH) and Labor Utilization.
  • Manage plant assets through leadership of maintenance and facilities resources.
  • Champion implementation of safety tools to achieve improvement year over year performance measures.
  • Train and develop team members as well as provide oversight and coaching to other team members.
  • Provide the vision and strategy.
  • Lead by example – be a positive role model.
  • Actively engage and recognize employees.
  • Empower employees, provide resources and remove barriers for development.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Manufacturing or Operations environment.
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.  
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • No relocation will be offered for this position. Candidates must live within a 50 mile radius of the Euclid, OH facility to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Aerospace experience.
  • Experience managing in a Union environment.
  • Machining experience.
  • Lean/Six Sigma certification. 

Position Criteria:

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts.
  • Ability to work rotating weekends and support off-shifts as required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership, coaching and influence management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products.

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: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 042910