Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

Production Supervisor - 1st Shift

Eaton Technologies Private Limited
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Eaton is currently seeking a Production Supervisor on 1st Shift to join our team. This position is based out of our Sumter, SC facility.
Position Overview:
The Production Supervisor role is responsible for leading the 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 the panelboard teams 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. Qualifications
Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience
    • OR High School diploma from an accredited institution with a minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience supporting Manufacturing, Operations, or Technical processes is required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates currently located within a 50 mile radius of Sumter, SC will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

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.
  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing, production control, computer systems applications, including Excel, Word, DMM, AS400, Mapics, Vista, & Outlook, personnel management, and accounting principles. Good understanding of business and market requirements.

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.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, persuasive skills, and analytical problem solving skills. Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to effectively manage projects and initiatives with multiple priorities. Work with individuals and groups to effectively manage part of the department in a team environment


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.

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