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Eaton Corporation Production Lead Hand in Canada

Eaton’s B-Line Division is currently seeking a Production Lead Hand to join our team.

This position is based at our Calgary, AB facility.

Eaton’s Calgary Distribution Centre is looking for a Production Lead Hand to lead the day-to-day operations of the production team, which includes production scheduling, MIG welding, quality assurance and inventory.

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.

Position Overview:

  • Lead a group of 7-10-line welders, setup, and material handler employees, providing guidance, support, and assuring the work is performed with consistently high quality, in a timely and safe fashion.

  • Print dispatch report, review materials availability for the production orders and distribute orders to work centers.

  • Conduct morning shift meetings with staff, assign tasks and workstations, review daily goals, lead pre-shift stretching exercises.

  • Responsible for the performance and quality assurance in the department.

  • Liaison with the planner and shipping department to ensure material availability and to coordinate flow of FGs.

  • Responsible for 6S is maintenance in the work area, daily equipment inspections, and Gemba walks.

  • Responsible for WIP inventory accuracy (includes, receiving, put-away, allocation and cycle counts).

  • Responsible for MRO inventory accuracy and availability (includes ordering from suppliers).

  • Maintain and repair equipment where applicable, perform die changeovers in the piercing units, monitor and maintain safeguarding devices.

  • Understand, follow, and enforce established safety policy and procedures, including Life Saving Rules.

  • Train and coach staff.

  • Participate in leadership and safety meetings.

  • Participate in Kaizen events and miscellaneous projects as needed.

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


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High school diploma.

  • Minimum three years of experience working in a production environment.

  • Experience MIG welding.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

  • Experience with quality assurance, production scheduling and inventory control.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 80 kilometers of Calgary, AB, Canada facility will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a lead role.

  • Knowledge of WSIB & OHSA.

Position Criteria:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

  • Mechanically-inclined.

  • Enthusiasm related to safety, quality and performance.

  • Facilitate teamwork and lead by example.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Eaton has in place accessibility policies for accommodating employees with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and require accommodations, please let the recruiter or hiring manager know so that we can work to make reasonable adjustments that best suit your needs.

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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 – Canada

Organization: EPG BLD BLine Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: No

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.