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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Sumter, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Production Supervisor on 2nd Shift to join our team. This position is based at our Sumter, SC facility.
Reporting to the Operations Manager, the primary function of this position will be to lead the Switchboard Assembly team to safely produce and ship product, at minimum cost, in accordance with engineering design specifications, quality standards, customer service goals, and profitability.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
  • You will ensure that production demands are met by all departments and that coordinators understand their roles in the upkeep of order fulfillment.
  • You will optimize the functions of one’s department to effectively meet customer needs while minimizing costs.
  • You will maintain daily statistics on customer demand, production, and overdue orders.
  • You will communicate production metrics to management and other functional supervisors and maintain active communications between all levels of plant personnel.
  • You will serve as a central point of contact for management in regards to production issues in one’s functional area.
  • You will promote a Zero Incident Safety Culture enforcing safety standards that include housekeeping objectives, following all safety rules and procedures including PPE standards and buddy checks, and addressing unsafe conditions.
  • You will understand and meet all department safety goals.
  • You will ensure that department work areas are kept clean, organized, and orderly per 5S standards.
  • You will champion continuous improvement efforts throughout the facility
  • You will lead in the coaching, counseling, and disciplinary activities surrounding one’s employees while simultaneously administering and maintaining Eaton Corporation policies and plant policies.
  • You will explain the necessities of new policies, technologies, and processes as they are implemented.
  • You will evaluate workload requirements to ensure proper and adequate manning to support production requirements.
  • You will delegate tasks and responsibilities accordingly as governed by customer demand.
  • You will investigate and solve quality issues and/or serve as a point of contact through which quality issues can be resolved. Ensure that employees know the importance of quality and enforce follow through. Work with quality control team to resolve issues and regularly review quality trends in the market.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum two years of experience supporting Manufacturing, Operations or Technical processes is required.
  • Minimum one year of leadership experience managing people or project teams is required.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship on a permanent and consistent basis. 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Three years of leadership experience
  • Lean manufacturing / Operational Excellence skills in 5S+, Value Stream Mapping, Standard
  • Work, Visual Management, etc.  
Position Success Criteria:
  • Demonstrated effective communication and leadership skills.
  • Process focused.
  • Intrinsically motivated, champion of change, visionary.
  • Problem solving skills (e.g. 8-D or A3)
  • Life-long learner, promotes a learning culture
About Sumter, South Carolina
Conveniently located 40 minutes east of the state capital, Columbia, Sumter is a city with convenient access to rich history, diverse industries and inspiring landscapes. The Eaton facility in Sumter, SC is the product line headquarters for Panelboards and Switchboards and is one of the top employers in the local community. The facility is home to more than 750 employees and is centrally located among every attraction one may desire in the Southeast, including Myrtle Beach, SC; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Asheville, NC, and Atlanta, GA.
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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: ESSG CDPAD Comml Distrib Prods Assy Div

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: No

Requisition ID: 056461