Eaton Corporation 2nd Shift Production Supervisor (Machine Shop) in Jackson, Mississippi

The Fuel & Motion Control Systems Division of Eaton’s Aerospace Group, has an opening for a Manufacturing Supervisor in the Machine Shop. The position is will be second shift (3:30pm-12:00am). The position is based in Jackson, MS.

The Jackson facility has approximately 500 employees and is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and delivery of Aerospace hydraulic components, systems and services to the global aftermarket and OEM markets.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide strong leadership to meet or exceed daily and monthly production goals around safety, Quality, On-Time Delivery and Productivity.

  • Drive accountability by setting daily goals and reinforcing company’s policies and guidelines.

  • Champion the implementation of Lean activities to eliminate waste opportunities of key processes.

  • Effective management of plant assets through leadership of maintenance and facilities resources.

  • Train and develop team members as well as providing oversight and coaching to other team members

  • Schedule production work order releases and work in progress to meet stated goals for capacity utilization, on time delivery, and cost.

  • Directs day-to-day activities in Assembly and Test and sub-assembly / support areas.

  • Manages priorities on shared resources to achieve the business needs

  • Prepare and delivers periodic reports to plant leadership for team performance.

  • Support yearly business plan for Assembly and Test areas

  • Accountable for the utilization of manpower, materials and assembly and test equipment and relevant support equipment within assigned activities.

  • Work closely with appropriate functions to ensure smooth production of Assembly and Test operations. Collaborate with Accounting, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance, and other plant groups, as necessary to obtain or provide assistance, coordinate efforts, expedite resolution of problem situations, etc.

  • Participate in the development and installation of plant assembly and test policies, procedures and methods. Provide recommendations and information generated by current and anticipated assembly and test conditions.

  • Provide and maintain effective communication within the organization

  • Maintain and administer Overtime boards to ensure accuracy and consistency.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing/operations environment OR a Master's degree from an accredited institution.

  • 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 is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within a 50 mile radius of Jackson, MS will be considered.

Position Criteria:

  • Strong ethics, values and the ability to influence others’ decision making.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/activities; results driven.

  • Knowledge of product and manufacturing process.

  • Process oriented and ability contribute to continuous improvement.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to lead change in a team environment (LS)

  • Ability to build effective teams; creative thinker (BOC)

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make effective decisions (DR)

  • Ability to think strategically and influence others’ decision making (S)

  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn hydraulics products and processes.

  • Ability to quickly analyze, identify and implement opportunities and corporate initiatives for improvement that have measurable dollar impact each year.

  • Customer oriented.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Collaborative style and ability to work cross functionally.

  • Manage within the guidelines of all regulatory requirements ( e.g. FAA regulations).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Aerospace Industry

  • Experience working in machining

  • 2 years of supervisory experience

  • Lean/Six Sigma Certified

  • Master’s Degree

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering

  • Union environment experience

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: 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