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Welder-2nd Shift

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Power Systems, Electrical Sector - Americas has an opening for a Welder on 2nd shift (3:00 - 11:00 PM) at the Lincoln Avenue facility in Waukesha, WI.

Primary Function:
Operates various types of welding equipment for general repair work and production work.  This may include patching leaks on oil filled units, repairing painted parts, welding radiators to tanks, welding on covers and repairing field returns.

Typical Duties:
•Does fabrication rework on tanks and parts called for by NCR's and ECN's using all available engineering information.
•Corrects fabrication errors caused by mistakes on the Weidematic tapes or general errors from the machine portion of fabrication.
•Rework field return tanks and parts.  Cut covers off using the air-air process or grinding stone when necessary.  Uses available written and oral information.  When cutting covers off, unit must be purged with nitrogen to reduce possibility of explosion.
•Uses all weld fabrication equipment including: oxy-acetylene torch, plasma arc torch, tig-welder, mig-welders, stick electrode welder, stud welder, arc-air machine, iron worker, power hacksaw, vacuum pump, sabre saw, grinders, drills and any other special tooling that may be required.
•Operate various types of material handling equipment including: bridge crane, jib crane, gas and electric lift trucks and manually operated hand trucks when necessary.
•Repairs leaks on oil filled units.  This may require drawing a vacuum on unit to equalize pressure.
•Weld radiators and lightening arrester brackets to transformers which requires some fitting and aligning.
•Puts weld on covers to both Terra Tran and power units - giving them a pressure test using air and soap.
•Performs internal tank repair work when necessary with core and coil assembly in tank.  This requires great care to insure that BB's, slag, etc. does not get into the unit.  This should only be done with sound judgment on the employee's part or supervisor approval.

 General Requirements:
Works from basic prints, computer readouts, written and verbal instructions and material lists using judgment when complete prints are not available.  Welds mild and stainless steel parts of different gauge (from 16 ga. to 1 inch).  Uses care and coordinates hand and eye on seam welds to get proper and uniform build-up for good appearing welds.  Welder works in all positions; standing, kneeling, squatting, laying and bending.  Some parts are heavy, awkward to handle and require mechanical powered devices to lift position and move them.  Welder is subjected to smoke, fumes, flash burns, cuts and burns to hands and body.
 The safety of self and others is considered above all other matters when using equipment.  All employees are expected to:
•      Follow established working procedures.
•      Be responsible for his/her own work, under minimal supervision and instruction.
•      Meet or exceed quality and quantity standards.
•      Keep work area clean and orderly.
•      Contribute suggestions for methods or product improvement.
•Handles materials such as paints, thinners, solvents, etc. which have been defined as hazardous.  Required to attend annual training for hazardous materials/waste management.


Basic Qualifications:
•High school diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED) is required from an accredited institution
•Must have a Welding Certification and/or 2 years of welding experience in a manufacturing environment and pass the Eaton Weld Test
•Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
•No Relocation provided. Candidates must reside within the 50 miles of the work location in order to be considered.

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: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
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: No

Requisition ID: 045733