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Lead Production Supervisor

Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chanhassen, Minnesota; Shakopee, Minnesota; Bloomington, Minnesota; St Paul, Minnesota
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division has an opening for a Lead Production Supervisor. The position is located at the Eden Prairie MN Facility.

Our team is looking for a talented individual who thrive in a fast pace environment and enjoys working in a diverse workforce that reflects the nature of our worldwide business. We manufacture Steering Units, Hydraulics Motors, and Piston Products which are used primarily in powering agricultural and construction equipment. The site is co-located to the Hydraulics Headquarters which provides a great opportunity to gain creditable union plant experience

The Lead Production Supervisor will provide daily support to the manufacturing floor by directing, coordinating, developing, coaching, and counseling a cross functional team to ensure production and quality standards are met, while maintaining positive employee morale. All production employees across the shifts in the assigned product lines will report directly to the Lead Production Supervisor. The Lead Production Supervisor will work closely with the Safety, Engineering, Scheduling, Quality, HR, and Finance support functions to prioritize and collaborate on work content.


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 lead one of three main product families with production employee direct reports, and indirectly influence cross-functional team members to achieve shared business goals.

  • You will facilitate assembly and test schedules in a department by leading a production team comprised of a skilled lead, assemblers and technicians/testers.

  • You will coordinate budgeting, forecasting, staffing, and overtime levels to achieve productivity and financial results.

  • You will act as plant champion for Eaton lean management competencies/systems including support for key supervisory-influenced elements (Standard Work and 5S+).

  • You will follow supervisor's standard work process and ensure all reports are following their standardized work processes. These actions will encompass approximately 50% of the work.

  • You will maintain a high level of morale through positive employee relations, and drive for a culture of continuous improvement.

  • You will establish and monitor goals, provide performance feedback, establish development plans and provide coaching to direct reports or cross functional support members.

  • You will leverage the Eaton Business Systems (EBS) values, tools and practices to drive performance excellence. Work with operations excellence partners (Lean, Quality, and Continuous Improvement) and foster a continuous improvement culture.

  • You will review safety procedures and ensure safe working conditions to minimize employee risk to injury. Drive towards a zero-incident safety culture.

  • You will maintain accurate inventory levels and keep the transaction accuracy within compliance to accounting policy. 


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.



Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience in a manufacturing and/or operations environment
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience in a manufacturing and/or operations environment
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of the facility will be considered for this position.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing assembly and test and/or machining
  • Prior experience communicating with the manufacturing employees, Engineering, Quality, and Schedulers to ensure production commitments are met.
  • Prior experience working directly with operations metrics in a manufacturing environment and resolving customer problems.
  • Experience with leading Lean improvements
  • 4 years of supervisory 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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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: 069224