Eaton Corporation Production Manager - 1st Shift in Van Wert, Ohio

Eaton’s Hydraulics Division is seeking a Production Manager. The Production Manager will be based at our Van Wert, OH facility.

Position Overview:

The primary function of this role is to coordinate and lead a team of production employees and first line supervisors across all three shifts within the corresponding department. The production manager will be responsible for coaching and leading their team, driving production efficiency, managing production goals, ensuring commitment to safe work practices, and drive engagement of their team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily activities of all employees. Maintain adequate metrics to ensure levels of performance are known and improved upon.

  • Ensure that adequate equipment is available and implemented safely so as to adequately and efficiently conduct business.

  • Implement and enforce all policies, practices, and benefits and employ effective leadership techniques and employee relations activities to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all people working at the facility.

  • Identify and implement methods and practices to achieve steady improvement in efficiency, quality, service and continuous improvement in operating profits.

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with customers, suppliers, contractors and key intra-company contacts to effectively manage the operation for best results.

  • Ensure through training and daily audits that safe practices are constantly employed throughout the facility.

  • Communicate and demonstrate the Eaton best practices, ethics, values and philosophy such that these cultural attributes are incorporated throughout the organization.

  • Coach, counsel and discipline employees as necessary, including performance management.

  • Develop, motivate and coach team members; act as an employee advocate and interview potential new hires.

  • Promote customer satisfaction.

  • Actively participate in cross-functional company-wide teams to assist in driving quality improvements, process improvements, business system enhancements and process standardization.

  • Review order exception reports to identify root cause and takes appropriate corrective action.

  • Assist in the creation of training plans and programs, and promote cross-training opportunities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

  • Minimum 3 years of supervisory/managerial experience.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of supervisory/managerial experience.

  • Basic human resources skills, including assessment and selection techniques, performance management, health and safety awareness, and basic understanding of applicable labor law- title VII, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, EEO, etc.

  • Knowledge of lean processes/techniques.

  • Experience in process manufacturing (plating).

  • Experience in assembly/machining (lathe and mills), preferred.

  • Six Sigma Green belt or higher, preferred.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

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: 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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time