Eaton Corporation Production Supervisor 2nd Shift - Hose Assembly in Van Wert, Ohio

Eaton’s Hydraulic Division is seeking a Production Supervisor for 2nd Shift. The Production Supervisor will be based at our Van Wert, OH facility.

Position Overview:

The Production Supervisor will manage the production operations budget for the cost of labor. Track and manage production levels and deliveries to plan. Proactively manage scrap and rework. Manage environment and training to eliminate hazards and accidents. Maintain morale to ensure positive employee relations. Supervise and direct employees. Making sure that the organization decisions making is based on a process oriented culture – to ensure the linkage from strategy to actions.

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 relation’s 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 people to effectively manage the operation for best results.

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

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

  • Counsel and discipline employees as necessary.

  • Manage the performance of direct reports.

  • Develops, motivates and coaches team members; acts as an employee advocate and interviews potential new hires.

  • Promotes customer satisfaction.

  • Ensures all functional areas have accurate, timely information.

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

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

  • Assists in the creation of training plans and programs, and promotes cross-training opportunities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a supervisory role.

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

  • 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 3 years of experience in a supervisory role.

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

  • Experience with lean, six sigma, and/or continuous improvement.

  • Minimum 1 year of manufacturing experience.

  • Geographic mobility.

  • Proficient in MS Office.

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

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time