Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Commercial Distribution Products and Assemblies division is currently seeking a Production Supervisor – 1st Shift to join our team. This position is based at our Sumter, South Carolina facility.


The Production Supervisor – 1st Shift is responsible for leading 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.

In this function you will:
  • Ensure that production demands are met by all departments and that team leaders understand their roles in the upkeep of order fulfillment.

  • Optimize the functions of one’s department to effectively meet customer needs while minimizing costs.

  • Maintain daily statistics on customer demand, production, and overdue orders.

  • Communicate production metrics to management and other functional supervisors and maintain active communications between all levels of plant personnel.

  • Serve as a central point of contact for management in regards to production issues in one’s functional area.

  • 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.

  • Understand and meet all department safety goals.

  • Ensure that department work areas are kept clean, organized, and orderly per 5S standards.

  • Champion continuous improvement efforts throughout the facility

  • Lead in the coaching, counseling, and disciplinary activities surrounding one’s employees while simultaneously administering and maintaining Eaton Corporation policies and plant policies.

  • Explain the necessities of new policies, technologies, and processes as they are implemented.

  • Evaluate workload requirements to ensure proper and adequate manning to support production requirements.

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities accordingly as governed by customer demand.

  • 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.


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

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 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.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out company sponsorship, now or in the future.


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.



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: ES CRDS COMM Commercial

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