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Production Manager

Searcy, Arkansas
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton's Hydraulics division has an opening for a Production Manager. This position will be based out of our Searcy, Arkansas plant.

The Production Manger provides direction, coordination, coaching and counsel across the production operation to ensure production and quality standards are met, while maintaining positive employee morale.  All Production Supervisors across 3 shifts report directly to the Production Manager.

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 act as plant champion for Eaton Lean management competencies/systems including support for key supervisory influenced elements (Standard Work or 5S).
  • You will manage a team of Supervisors and guide them through Eaton’s coaching and Front Line Leader behavioral model.
  • You will maintain a high level of morale through positive employee relations, and drive for a culture of continuous improvement. Lead by example.
  • 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 maintain effective communication with other shifts, departments and management. Ensure cross functional sharing of resources to meet plant goals.
  • You will leverage the Eaton Business Systems (EBS) values, tools and practices in order to drive performance excellence.  Work with Operations Excellence partners (Lean, Quality, and Safety) to achieve continuous improvement results 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.
  • 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 facilitate assembly and component manufacture schedules in a Department (sub-value Stream) by leading a production team comprised of skilled Leads, Technicians, Machinists and Assemblers.


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We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.



Required (Basic) Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum  4 years of experience in a manufacturing / operations environment.
  • Minimum  year of prior supervisory experience required.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business or a technical field.
  • Masters degree
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement
  • Familiarity with machining and CNC equipment preferred

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: Manager
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 hiring country only
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 069931