Eaton Corporation Production Supervisor - 1st Shift in Worcester, Massachusetts

Eaton is seeking a 1st Shift Production Supervisor based at our Worcester, MA facility.

Hours: Monday-Friday 5:30am-2:00pm

Position Overview:

In this role, you will develop, direct and coordinate plant resources to deliver continuous improvement in safety, quality, productivity, business systems and process standardization to meet customer demands in the most cost effective manner. Additionally, you will be responsible for fostering an environment which promotes Eaton's goals, values and philosophies in every business aspect.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Champion Eaton’s safety culture through the implementation of behavioral based zero incident safety culture, appropriate training and area audits to ensure safe work practices throughout the facility.

  • Collaborate with peers and leadership to determine key Strategy, goals and corresponding metrics.

  • Coordinate, review and approve production activities developed in collaboration with key stake holders.

  • Utilize visual management tools to drive productivity and engagement.

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

  • Clearly communicate expectations and consistently hold self and employees accountable for performance. Assume personal accountability for achieving targets despite a challenging environment.

  • Establish and sustain positive employee relations by adherence to Eaton's Values and Philosophy.

  • Maintain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and processes.

  • Identify and lead process improvements, corrective actions based on root causes for safety observations, material shortages and machine defects.

  • Reduce operational costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements.

  • Communicate & enforce all policies, practices and benefits through effective leadership techniques to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all people working in the facility.

  • Monitor direct reports performance through positive reinforcement and/or corrective actions to support/maintain Eaton’s Values and Philosophy.

  • Maintain departmental personnel records, reports on work and productivity, quality, and attendance.

  • Demonstrate and communicate Eaton’s best practices, ethics, values and philosophy such that these cultural attributes are incorporated throughout the organization on a daily basis.

  • Promote engagement, enablement, effectiveness through leadership skills and techniques.

  • Foster employee acceptance and drive successful implementation of plant initiatives launched by support functions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Manufacturing, Operations, or Engineering or a combination of these functions.

  • Minimum 1 year of experience leading people or project teams.

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

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this role. Candidates must reside within a 60 mile radius of the facility in order to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six Sigma experience/certification.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with Data Mining and other process improvement tools.

Position Criteria:

  • Required working knowledge and experience with computers.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and systems and engineering processes.

  • Ability to successfully interface with all organizational levels & departments.

  • Good understanding and positive support of standard personnel and administrative policies, practices and legal requirements pertaining to business operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility, provide ongoing coaching and feedback, manage through conflict, and strive for continuous improvement.

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing Principles readily utilize problem solving techniques and Six Sigma.

  • Willingness and availability to work weekends as needed.

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

At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG BLD WL WrightLine

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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time