Eaton Careers

Front Line Production Manager

Euclid, Ohio
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

The Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group has an opening for a Front Line Production Manager.  The Front Line Production Manager position will be based in Euclid, Ohio.


The Front Line Production Manager is responsible for leading a cross functional High Performance Work Team to meet safety, quality, productivity, housekeeping (5S), scrap, rework, delivery, Aging work order and cost targets for the production Value Stream. In this role you will, supervise direct and indirect production employees and salaried employees. You will manage the daily activities of all High Performance Work team members and direct production Team Members. You will drive continuous improvement in production, quality and safety while utilizing the Eaton Business System (EBS) and the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF).  You will maintain and present metrics to ensure levels of performance are known and improved upon in daily stand-up meetings.


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 safe, adequate and efficient utilization of equipment to conduct business.

·       You will employ effective leadership techniques to enforce all policies, practices and procedures

·       You will ensure fair and equitable treatment of all people working at the facility

·       You will identify and implement methods and practices to achieve steady improvement in safety, MESH, 5S, delivery, quality, cost, inventory, capacity planning, efficiency, quality, service and continuous improvement in operating profits.

·       You will develop and maintain excellent working relationships with customers, suppliers, contractors and key intra-company people to effectively manage the operation for best results.

·       You will ensure through training and daily audits that safe practices are constantly employed throughout the facility.

·       You will regularly communicate and demonstrate the Eaton Leadership Profile, best practices, ethics, values and philosophy such that these cultural attributes are incorporated throughout the organization.

·       You will counsel and discipline employees as necessary.

·       You will manage the performance of direct and dotted line reports, effectively utilizing APEX system for salaried reports.

·       You will develop, motivate and coach team members; act as an employee advocate and interview potential new hires.

·       You will ensure all functional areas have accurate, timely information.

·       You will actively participate in cross-functional teams to assist in driving quality improvements, process improvements, business system enhancements and process standardization

·       You will review Daily Production Plan with HPWT Planner to establish priorities for the shop floor.

·       You will assist in the creation of training plans and programs, and promotes cross-training opportunities

·       You will foster an environment which promotes Eaton’s goals and philosophy, encourages continuous improvement and builds customer relationships.

·       You will lead by example in the support of a cross-functional High Performance Work Team (HPWT) philosophy.


Basic Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required

·       Three (3) years of experience in Manufacturing or Operations

·       Two (2) years of supervisory experience

·       Ability to work rotating weekends and support off-shifts as required

·       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

·       No relocation will be offered for this position.  Only candidates who reside within a 50 mile radius of the Euclid, OH facility will be considered for this position


Preferred Qualifications:

·       Internal Candidates: Eaton Leadership Competency ratings of at least a 3, with a preference of 4 ratings in Building Organizational Capability and Leadership Style.

·       Previous Aerospace experience.

·       Previous experience managing in a Union environment.


Position Criteria:

·       Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts

·       Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·       Leadership, coaching and influence management skills

·       Ability to prioritize and multi-task

·       Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products

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 FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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: 070652