Eaton Corporation Production Manager in Perth, Ontario

Eaton has an opening for a Production Manager in Perth, ON

Primary Function:

The Production Manager will ensure that production is managed in an efficient and safe manner, and will have interaction at all levels of the organization, including with external customers. This individual will provide coaching and direction to the team, while driving accountability in the business and supporting the organization’s strategic goals.

Essential Functions:

People Management:

  • Manage employees involved in the assembly process including performance, absenteeism and vacations

  • Coordinate employees to ensure customers' orders receive the correct priorities

  • Act on employee suggestions/concerns

  • Provide backup for other Managers when necessary

  • Train employees with regards to safety, company policies & ISO procedures

  • Motivate and coach employees to maintain high levels of satisfaction, productivity and quality through effectively utilizing available rewards and recognition channels

  • Conduct regular workplace meetings

    Process Development:

  • Supervise weekly Order Status review meetings with Marketing & Materials Departments

  • Forecast manpower and facility requirements

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Materials, Sales, Production and Engineering personnel

  • Provide feedback to Marketing / Engineering regarding product cost & quality

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

Project Management:

  • Develop schedule and capacity plan to support production plan

  • Authorize job site visits, repairs & employee expense reports

  • Assist & develop cost improvement teams

Occupational Health and Safety:

  • Work in compliance with the OHS Act and regulations

  • Use or wear any equipment, protective devices or clothing required

  • Proactively implement, promote and maintain a safe working environment through diligence in accident prevention, investigation, equipment maintenance and rule enforcement

Operational Excellence:

  • Comply with EQS (Eaton Quality System) policies and procedures

  • Comply with ISO 9001 policies and procedures

  • Strive for EBE (Eaton Business Excellence)

  • Drive activities to reduce, scrap, rework and overtime cost while meeting quality objectives

  • Establish quality objectives and evaluate performance in conjunction with quality assurance

  • Implement Lean manufacturing at a departmental level through the use of lean tools and philosophies


Basic Qualifications:

  • 3 year College diploma from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 3 years of Supervisory experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a fabrication/assembly environment

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

  • Relocation is not provided for this role. Only candidates residing within an 80km radius of Perth, ON will be considered

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering or Business from an accredited institution.

  • Six Sigma Certification

  • Experience as a Safety Lead

  • Supply Chain experience (APICS)

  • PMP

  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing implementation and continuous improvement techniques (preferred)

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective time management and project management skills

  • Detail oriented with strong problem solving skills

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills while working with internal and external customers

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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 – Canada

Organization: ESSG CA Canada

Job Level: Manager

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