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Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

South Bend, Indiana
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Division is seeking a Production Supervisor for 1st Shift. The Production Supervisor will be based at our South Bend, IN facility.
Position Overview:
The Production Supervisor is responsible for leading, facilitating and coordinating the production activities and resources per established practices and/or policies within their job area to ensure the timely delivery of quality parts that meet or exceed customer expectations while keeping safety first. Establishes and maintains a positive employee relations environment by adherence to Eaton’s Values, Ethics, and Philosophies. Clearly communicates expectations and consistently holds self and employees accountable for performance.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Proactively implements, promotes and maintains a safe working environment through diligence in accident prevention, investigation, equipment maintenance and rule enforcement.
  • Coordinates, leverages and appropriately utilizes resources with other managers or coaches such as maintenance, materials, scheduling, logistics and engineering, to resolve manufacturing problems, improve processes and meet external and internal customer demands.
  • Drives the company’s vision and mission by reinforcing ethics, values, and quality policies throughout their area of responsibility. Aligns workforce to the company vision through Eaton Philosophy workplace practices and beliefs that build trust, mutual respect and teamwork between employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Acts as a business partner by planning, initiating, leading, measuring, monitoring and assessing continuous improvement programs and manufacturing process improvements by applying appropriate Eaton Business System (EBS) processes and problem solving tools such as ELS (Eaton Lean System) and 6S.
  • Promotes a quality culture by demonstrating customer focus and regularly communicating customer feedback to employees in order to facilitate collaborative problem solving, drive continuous quality improvement and ensure alignment/compliance with industry standards. When quality issues arise this position has the authority to stop the press if needed to conduct root cause analysis.
  • Actively participates in setting, communicating and achieving department goals and objectives and develops and maintains performance metrics as required to monitor results and uses those results as a tool to identify and initiate process improvements within own work area. Coordinates and/or participates in continuous improvement teams in own or other areas to enhance plant results.
  • Acts to positively communicate the policies, practices, changes and decisions of management while fairly and consistently applying policies and practices to all employees.
  • Motivates and coaches employees to maintain high levels of satisfaction, productivity and quality through effectively utilizing available rewards and recognition channels to encourage and promote desired behaviors and results.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation for similarities and individual differences and supports a culture of inclusion that leverages the potential of all employees.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience in a production/manufacturing environment.
  • Experience implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Experience with stamping, forging, heat treat, or machining.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing in a production/manufacturing environment.

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: VEH NAT North America Truck

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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 048484