Eaton Corporation Production Supervisor, 2nd Shift in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Eaton’s Electrical Division is seeking a 2nd shift Production Supervisor to support the South Milwaukee, WI facility.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm

Position Overview:

Direct departmental activities and initiate/participate in cross-functional activities to accomplish the objectives of safety, quality, on time delivery, inventory, productivity and continuous improvement; which focuses on removing cost from the business.

Essential Functions:

  • Drive Zero Incident Safety Culture

  • Align Eaton Quality System priorities to department requirements

  • Manage department operations and prioritize production requirements

  • Facilitate shift activity among other department supervisors

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a lean organization

  • Must promote a team environment and must develop direct reports through problem solving skill sets. Initiate and coordinate assistance as required from support departments

  • Create the basis for continuous improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that standardize work processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with safety requirements.

  • Review daily in-process inventory reports to determine and assign priorities

  • Assign daily work schedules for direct and indirect labor to meet business goals

  • Monitor and provide coaching follow-up for performance regarding safety, quality and productivity.

  • Monitor machinery, equipment and facility and initiate maintenance work orders, as required, to ensure efficient, effective and safe working conditions

  • Coordinate and maintain associate clerical files regarding attendance, overtime equalization, vacation, training and time-off requests.

  • Manage department expense budgets

  • Conduct weekly department meetings regarding communications, department and plant concerns, and policy interpretation.

  • Provide training resources within the department for training new business partners.

  • Initiate and coordinate the job bidding process and determine eligibility of business partners.

  • Assist Management Team in determining personnel requirements

  • Lead cross functional team to improve processes and meet plant objectives.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required

  • Minimum 2 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

  • Minimum 1 year prior leadership experience

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position; candidates must reside within a 50 mile radius of the facility in order to be considered.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited institution

  • Five years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Lean manufacturing / Operational Excellence skills in 5S+, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Visual Management, etc.

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: ESSG CPSD PRD Power Reliability Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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: No