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Eaton Corporation Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) in Highland, Illinois

Eaton’s B-Line division is currently seeking a Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) to join our team. This position is based at our Highland, IL facility.

Position Overview:

The Production Supervisor (2nd Shift) is responsible for performance with respect to safety & the environment, quality, on time delivery, and cost for production and shipping departments. Must work cooperatively with other functional leaders and managers to optimize the entire product line to exceed the needs of the customer and is committed to continuous improvement. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for leading/developing key processes for export shipments and expedited freight requests. You must be available to work 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function, you will:

  • Understand and optimize shipping and receiving capacities within the plant

  • Prepare daily shipping schedules based on available capacity and demand

  • Proactively determine potential risks to the shipping schedule and communicate to the appropriate parties

  • Review current or past due orders for available shipments

  • Update and communicate key delivery metrics

  • Oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly quarterly and yearly expectations

  • Guide the Value Stream in daily operations and continuous improvements which include but are not limited to: supply chain production control, establishing manufacturing priorities, coordination of activities with off-shift management and order shipments

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

  • Evaluate the Pull Demand, initiate the process within the production system, loop schedules and identify process & changeover improvements. Emphasize the creation of continuous product flow, utilize pull systems where flow I not currently possible and works to level the workload

  • Ensure the proper application and interpretation of established personnel and safety policies throughout the plant

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

  • Promote a team environment and must develop direct reports through problem solving skill sets

  • Assure that appropriate equipment is provided, adequately maintained and safely operated

  • Responsible for managing team members, employment decisions and performance assessments of the Product line or work group.

  • Allocate the necessary resources to meet external and internal commitments while maintaining budgetary control

  • Lead implementation and achievement of long term manufacturing strategies through lean manufacturing principles and processes.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program from an accredited institution with a graduation date no later than March 2020

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a leadership role in a manufacturing operations or distribution environment

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates currently located within a 50 mile radius of Highland, IL, will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Industrial Technology from an accredited institution is preferred

  • 3 Years of experience in a supervisory or management role is preferred

  • SAP business system experiences a plus.

Position Success Criteria :

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong supervisor skill set a must including but not limited to developing individuals, coaching, mentoring and building a team environment

  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams

  • Strong time management skill as well as oral and written communication skills.

  • Able to handle multiple and conflicting priorities

  • Knowledge of lean principles, manufacturing and distribution processes necessary

  • Strong practical knowledge applicable to manufacturing environment

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft applications

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.

We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG BLD BLine 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?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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