Eaton Corporation Production Supervisor, 3rd Shift in Forest City, North Carolina

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a 3rd shift Production Supervisor to support the Forest City, NC facility.

Shift: Sunday-Thursday 10:00pm-8:00am

Position Overview:

Responsible for supervising hourly employees to deliver excellence to our customers and meet assigned deadlines. The Production Supervisor will ensure that production is managed in a safe and efficient manner, and will have interaction at all levels of the organization, including external customers. This individual will provide coaching and direction to their team while driving accountability in the business; ultimately leading the organization to achieve its business level and strategic goals. The Production Supervisor reports directly to the Manufacturing Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Proactively implement, promote and maintain a safe working environment.

  • Establishes and maintains an environment conducive to continuous improvement manufacturing; recommends alternatives for improving production methods, equipment, operating procedures, and working conditions.

  • Participates in and directs problem-solving meetings and activities (i.e. accident investigations, quality concerns, etc.)

  • Lead manufacturing team in achieving production schedule goals and exceeding customer expectations.

  • Lead, coach, recognize, and motivate shop floor employees to utilize Continuous Improvement tools to exceed safety, cost, productivity, quality, morale and delivery targets.

  • Engage workforce and drive change by empowering business partners with decision making and involvement. Foster innovation and promote continuous learning and lean manufacturing.

  • Facilitate and advise employees within the assigned department to meet value stream goals, departmental goals, and balanced scorecard objectives.

  • Drive activities to reduce past due, scrap, rework and overtime cost while meeting safety and quality objectives.

  • Drive activities to improve on-time delivery, labor utilization and productivity.

  • Conduct process checks within areas of responsibility and monitor performance to establish standard work formats and pacing boards.

  • Train evaluate, coach and develop subordinates utilizing the Eaton performance management system to help them meet established objectives and improve their overall performance and competencies

  • Maintain and consistently administer local policies to meet day to day operating requirements. Ensures that all regulatory standards and company policies are understood, supported, and followed on the production floor

  • Ensures that Eaton values and philosophies are integrated into the culture.

  • Promotes positive employee relations and monitors the performance of employees to ensure success within the manufacturing environment identifies and implements improvement opportunities.

  • Proactively manages the performance of all subordinates through daily coaching and periodic written evaluations and rewards and recognizes positive efforts of employees; implements corrective actions as appropriate.

  • Resolves employee concerns in a positive manner, and makes fair and consistent employment-related decisions.

  • Assists in interviewing and selecting candidates to fill vacant positions in manufacturing.

  • Coordinates job training and cross-training for manufacturing personnel and provides development opportunities for employees including helping to define, develop, and deliver training and development activities.

  • Provides proactive communication within the designated shift and across other shifts to ensure effective coordination of resources.

  • Responsible for creating and fostering a high-performance, business-driven team culture and environment.

  • Establishes trust with employees with un-biased decisions and direct and professional communications.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum of 1 (one) year of Supervisory experience

  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competency in: leading, motivating, counseling, training, and evaluating employees; production scheduling; problem solving; change management; presentation and facilitation skills

  • Prior experience with Continuous Flow operations

  • Six Sigma Knowledge/Lean Experience; Greenbelt/Blackbelt certification preferred

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, industrial safety, SPC, continuous improvement, and quality assurance concepts.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously and the ability to work among competing priorities

  • Familiar with Data Analytics for data driven decision making

  • Line Leveling/Load Balancing experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

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