Aerospace Production Front Line Leader 1st Shift
Beltsville , Maryland
November 13, 2017
Eaton’s Fluid Electrical Distribution Division is seeking an Aerospace Production Front Line Leader for 1st Shift.The Front Line Leader will be based at our Beltsville, MD facility.
Our Beltsville, MD manufacturing facility is home to 400+ passionate and creative team members. Our products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. Components & products developed at our location are used for the Mar’s Rover, protecting the Declaration of Independence, and keeping passengers cool and safe as they travel to their favorite vacation destinations. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, customized solutions for today’s industry needs while developing new technologies for next-generation aircraft designs. If you’re looking for work that is engaging, exciting, and meaningful then join us and contribute to making what matters work.
Position Overview:  
The Front Line Leader drives the processes in department through the Eaton Business Systems. Responsible for 30-40 employees within a department and the contribution and performance of the department. Assist plant Manager/Production Manager in the development of processes to achieve a zero incident culture, maximize output, maintain machinery, and reduce overall costs and through these improvements exceed the customers’ expectations and on time delivery. Making sure that the organization decisions making is based on a process oriented culture – to ensure the linkage from strategy to actions.
Essential Responsibilities:  
  • Champion a Safety Culture through using MESH tools, safety best practices, and empowering all employees to take responsibility for their own safety as well as all of everyone around you.
  • Lead areas of responsibility in the use of EBS practices, including MESH, ELSS, EQS, ProLaunch, and BOS/BSC, with focus on performance of the entire value stream. Keep focus on meeting customer needs, both internal and external (Customer Centric Focus / KBKC).
  • Utilize the Tiered Meeting process to track and analyze key operational metrics and implement actions to improve operational performance. Direct day-to-day activities in production areas, including manpower movement, job assignments, time/attendance/vacation data, etc..
  • Lead cross-functional Continuous Improvement Teams for areas of responsibility, championing teamwork through the Continuous Improvement Framework process and use of ELSS tools to continuously improve operational performance. Participate in other CI Teams as appropriate. Manager priority on shared functional resources to achieve business needs.
  • Forecast labor hours, schedule overtime, and execute to labor plan.
  • Prepare reports and present CI Team data and activities to Beltsville Plant Leadership Team.
  • Establish and maintain a positive, engaged employee team sentiment through application of Eaton’s Leadership Attributes & Aspirational Goals. Empowering employees to make decisions, innovate, and work in a continuous learning environment. Ensure work is exciting, meaningful and engaging for your team.
  • Train and develop hourly team members, as well as providing coaching and oversight to dotted-line functional team members. Clearly define and communicate expectations, providing positive reinforcement when met and providing coaching and counseling as necessary when not met.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned including periodic weekend supervision.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Operations or Manufacturing.
  • 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 2 years of supervisory/managerial experience.  
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Operations or Manufacturing in an Aerospace environment.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is a plus.

Position Criteria:
  • Understands and practices Front Line Excellence principles (FLEX).
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing processes (safety, environmental, assembly, gauging, AS9100).
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership, coaching, and influence management skills.
  • Must be able to establish priorities and balance multiple objectives.
  • Computer Skills: demonstrated proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with MRP systems.

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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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