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Sheet Metal Operator/Trucker (1st Shift)

Syracuse, New York
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse, NY is looking for an Sheet Metal Operator to work first shift in our Sheet Metal department.
Primary Function: Perform all required duties to clean and prepare various types of metal castings and sheet metal surfaces for spot welding, acromatic and heliarc welding, brazing, etc. and perform various sheet metal operations using materials such as aluminum, bronze, brass, iron, steel, etc. and metal working equipment such as saw, shears, circle shears, bending brakes, hand or power roll formers, punch press, drill press, etc
Position Description:
  • Run parts to be cleaned through series of acid dips and wash to obtain uniform bright dip on materials not to be painted.
  • Place materials in baskets and immerse in series of cleaning, alkaline, acid and rinse baths using raveling hoist.
  • Use care to see that entire surfaces are covered by solutions and to avoid excessive crowding of materials in baskets.
  • Check materials before and after cleaning for imperfections such as damaged threads and other obvious defects.
  • Solutions prepared by others; time and temperature prescribed.
  • Make minor adjustments to valves or alter strength of solutions as instructed.
  • Make simple setups, minor adjustments and set stops on sheet metal equipment; assist with more complex setups as directed.
  • Spot weld boxes, mounting plates and like parts with spot welding unit usually set up by others.
  • Assemble various sheet metal details. Make simple templates.
  • Clean machines daily; oil, lubricate and remove chips periodically as prescribed.
  • Operate fork lift truck or use hand truck to move material within the department and to or from other departments or storage areas as directed.
  • Detect defective material or faulty operations. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition and report all questionable cases to proper supervision.


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 six months technical, automotive or machining background
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Experience working with measuring equipment such as gages, verniers, micrometers
  • Experience reading blueprints, drawings, and/or schematics
  • Minimum of six months of prior fork truck experience
 Position Criteria: 
  • Duties involve following prescribed routines or detailed instructions requiring minor decisions and some judgment.
  • Moderate physical effort equivalent to continuous light, frequent average, or occasional heavy manual effort applied in various ways in performance of various job duties.

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

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: 048916