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Production Supervisor

Jackson, Michigan
Manufacturing & Operations

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Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace group has an opening for a Production Supervisor located in Jackson, MI. This is a 2nd shift role.
Primary Function:
This position is responsible to lead operations for hourly employees and to drive continuous improvements in safety, quality, on-time delivery, productivity, and other cost measures through use of the Eaton Business System (EBS) tools. 
Essential Functions:
  • Champion a Safety Culture through using MESH tools, safety best practices, and empowering all employees to take responsibility for their own safety as well as all of everyone they work with
  • Lead areas of responsibility in the use of EBS practices, including MESH, Eaton Lean Six Sigma (ELSS), EQS, ProLaunch, and BOS/BSC, with focus on performance of the entire value stream.  Keep focus on meeting customer needs, both internal and external (Customer Centric Focus / KBKC)
  • Utilize the Tiered Meeting process to track and analyze key operational metrics and implement actions to improve operational performance
  • Direct day-to-day activities, including manpower movement, job assignments, time/attendance/vacation data, etc.
  • Championing teamwork through the Continuous Improvement Framework process and use of ELSS tools to continuously improve operational performance.  Participate in other CI Teams as appropriate
  • Collaborate with the other Manufacturing Supervisors to schedule overtime, and execute to labor plan
  • Coach employees one-on-one to address performance issues and drive operator accountability
  • Establish and maintain a positive, engaged employee team sentiment through application of Eaton’s Values, Ethics, and Philosophies and empowering employees to make decisions, innovate, and work in a continuous learning environment
  • Train and develop hourly team members, engage support team members in problem solving efforts 
  • Clearly define and communicate expectations, providing positive reinforcement when met and providing coaching and counseling as necessary when not met
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned including periodic weekend supervision

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in operations and/or in a manufacturing environment
  • This role does not offer relocation, only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographic area (50 miles) of Jackson, MI will be considered.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one (1) year leadership experience
  • Experience managing shop floor associates in a union environment
  • Experience in interpreting contractual language of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA)
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing processes (safety, environmental, assembly, gauging, AS9100)
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership, coaching, and influence management skills
  • Must be able to establish priorities and balance multiple objectives
  • Computer Skills: demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with MRP systems
  • Quality 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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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: 046649