Production Manager

Job Description

Eaton South Molton



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Production Manager


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as the Production Manager for the South Molton site, this will cover the overall management of a manufacturing cell, focused factory and work center. 

You will have responsibility for leading a manufacturing team in achieving production schedule, product quality, product cost, and employee safety goals.

This role will coordinate with all functional and service groups to meet customer requirements. 

A focus will be to drive performance to achieve or exceed financial plans and strategic goals. 

This role requires a solid leader that leverages resources and motivates personnel to create high performance culture. 


Your key deliverables:


  • Assesses performance indicators, and takes appropriate actions, to ensure schedule, cost, and quality goals are met

  • Ensures required documentation and/or system transactions are executed to meet customer, manufacturing system, and financial reporting requirements

  • Assures policies, procedures, and other documentation are followed to ensure consistent and compliant manufactured product

  • Provides leadership and commitment in support of continuing improvements in quality, productivity and delivery performance

  • Supports product design organization through new product introduction phase to ensure customer manufacturing delivery times are met

·       Assures that Environmental, Health, and Safety issues are addressed considering local regulations, Eaton policy, and good corporate citizenship

  • Evaluates operational performance of the group to facilitate performance management, merit promotions, job transfers, dismissals, commendations.

  • Develops budgets and resource plans, and monitors performance, to achieve product delivery and cost requirements

  • Coordinates and assists with business initiatives, participating on teams to drive best practices across enterprise.

  • Develop and implement programs to utilize the elements of EBS to achieve strategic goals of the plant, and profit plan objectives of the plant.

  • Provide leadership that will enable subordinate personnel to develop and deploy the EBS toolbox: Eaton Lean System, Six Sigma

  • Ensure that systems and operations are compliant with prescribed quality system requirement opportunities.  Define root causes to scrap and rework and develop permanent corrective action to reduce or eliminate.


Are you?


  • We are looking for a solid leader in this position with extensive management, mentoring experience

  • Solid experience with performance management

  • This position requires an individual who is flexible in their working hours and will receive calls late evening if there is an issue on the evening shift of production

  • Ideally Aerospace experience but not essential

  • Degree qualified candidates only

  • Experience of managing Supervisors and Team leaders

  • Experience of managing indirectly a team of 100 plus size

  • Solid continuous improvement experience this includes leading projects on CI, been heavily involved in CI process and implementation

  • Knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic

  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, inventory control, logistics, stockroom operations, and shipping/receiving

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management

  • Thorough Understanding of manufacturing technologies and processes

  • Knowledge of financial concepts and techniques utilized to establish value propositions of operational changes:

  • Ability to direct and lead cross-functional process improvement teams

  • The successful candidate will be approachable dynamic and motivated to lead a large team


What Eaton offers?


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Contract in fast growing global company

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Great promotional opportunities – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are important for us



Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening


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: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time