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Yard Maintenance - Equipment Operator (3rd Shift)

Syracuse, New York
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse, NY is looking for an Yard Maintenance employee to work third shift in our Maintenance department.
As the electrical industry's global leader for explosion proof and hazardous environments, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business is constantly pushing forward and looking ahead, advancing electrical and instrumentation products in new and innovative ways.  Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Business manufactures over 100,000 products for NEC and IEC applications, including: conduit fittings and cable glands, industrial control and electrical apparatus, enclosures, industrial luminaires (including LED), plugs and receptacles, drilling and marine products, commercial construction and solar solutions.
Primary Function: Operate Company equipment to lift, transport, position, dump, push or pull a variety of material, parts, or other items throughout the plant, grounds and local area as directed.
Position Description: 
  • Operates such equipment as forklift truck, dump truck, payloader, tractor, manlift, etc. Performs such duties as deliver and/or pick up of supplies, material or parts; collect and transport rubbish, metal, scrap, lumber, etc., remove snow and ice; trim trees, load or unload vehicles, and transport into storage a variety of items as directed.
  • Segregate a variety of scrap metals by type using magnet as necessary. Direct scrap vendors to appropriate location, load scrap trucks; may maintain simple records.
  • Exercise care in the operation and handling of equipment to avoid damage to equipment, building, etc. or injury to others.
  • Perform such duties as grease and lubricate equipment, change various roof and ceiling filters as assigned, change and check oil, water and fuel supply; resupply as necessary.
  • Perform minor mason work as required or directed. 
  • Perform all required duties to receive, handle, transport and store waste materials including those designated as being hazardous.
  • Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets, charts and written procedures as necessary to determine proper disposal and handling of various waste materials; wear prescribed safety gear when required.
  • Detect and report user violations of waste disposal rules. Load, unload, operate and clean oven to burn excess paint from racking trees, etc. as prescribed or directed.
  • May perform laboring duties as required.
  • Wash tubs and operate steam cleaner as required.
  • Detect and report all defective materials, mechanical malfunctions and unusual conditions to proper supervision.
  • Maintain work area in a clean, orderly and safe manner following prescribed safety regulations.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate geographic area of Syracuse, NY (50 miles) will be considered for this position 
  • Minimum of six (6) months experience working with yard/snow removal equipment and heavy equipment including, but not limited to, forklift truck, dump truck, payloader, tractor, manlift, backhoe, etc.
  • Valid and unrestricted State Driver's license
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 1 year experience working with yard equipment including but not limited to equipment as forklift truck, dump truck, payloader, tractor, manlift, etc.
 Position Criteria: 
  • Continuous mental and visual attention requiring alertness or activity in coordinating manual dexterity and visual attention in various ways in performance of job duties.
  • Moderate physical effort equivalent to continuous light, frequent average or occasional heavy manual effort applied in various ways in performance of job duties.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, drawings, specifications, charts, tables, schedules, together with the use of adjustable measuring instruments, graduates, gauges, etc. requiring interpretation; or post, prepare, interpret, use and check reports and recorded data.

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: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CHD EP Americas

Job Level: Entry Level
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: 046490