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Forge Team Specialist (3rd Shift)

South Bend, Indiana
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton in South Bend, IN is hiring a 3rd Shift Forge Team Specialist.  The primary purpose of this position is to work in a self-directed, team oriented, advanced forging operation to produce quality product safely and efficiently.
Essential Functions:
  • Perform equipment and tooling set-ups as specified by the Process Sheet Work Instructions.
  • Perform quality inspection including gauge usage, SPC tracking and blueprint reading.
  • Participate as a team member to continuously improve operations.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspection checks on equipment and fork lifts.
  • Operate and make necessary adjustments to the forge press, trim press, automatic loader, automatic graphite spray system, heat induction system and all related controls. Operate spray lubricant as required.
  • Communicate with all other team members to assure quality product production and customer satisfaction.
  • Perform visual inspection of product during production.
  • Complete all necessary forms and quality records related to product production.
  • Adhere and support the 5 Basic Concepts: Safety, Communication, Involvement, Mutual Respect, and Trust.
  • Manage team leader responsibilities.
  • Participate in teams and/or taskforces that are directly related to plant operations and continuous improvement.
  • Consistent Exposure to and the ability to comply with the following Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions:
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to frequently move and/or lift forgings and dies during the forging and trimming press operations weighing from 3-36lbs.
  • Ability to stand or walk the entire shift.
  • Ability to hear and talk to other teammates while working.
  • Ability to visually detect quality defects during production.
Environmental Conditions:
  • Ability to tolerate extreme temperature changes, wetness and/or humidity during production operations.
  • Ability to tolerate noise at a time weighted average of 97 decibels and occasional vibration due to use of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to tolerate fumes from forge press, forklifts, Tennant Sweeper, welding and cutting operations. Ability to tolerate occasional graphite/water mist from forging operations.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area (within 50 miles) of South Bend, IN will be considered for this position.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Manufacturing Experience

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: VEH NAT North America Truck

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: 047940