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Operator III - 2nd Shift

Middlesex, North Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton located in Middlesex, NC has an opening for an Operator III – Silicone to work 2nd Shift
Advanced level of machine operator requiring the ability to follow written instructions and read blueprint specifications.  Under limited supervision, sets up and operates alternately more than one type of production machine on a limited range of production work, involving difficult operations, close tolerances and difficult set-ups.  Performs difficult operations or sets up pursuant to speeds, pressures, feeds and operation sequence prescribed in drawings or lay-outs. 
  • Silicone Extrusion – Clean, set up and operate extruder to provide a protective cover over braided/stainless steel hose.  Complex set-up to prep hose and clean extruder per product.
  • Silicone Packing – Coils and tag the hose to prepare it for shipping.  May place in crate or box based on customer specifications. 
  • Set up, operate and monitor extrusion line: Set up equipment according to Silicone Extrusion Checklist; check the condition of required tooling; install correct tooling and adjust tooling as necessary
  • Set up, operate and monitor ultrasonic cleaner
  • Clean up after a run: remove, clean, and inspect tooling. If the tooling is in good working condition, return to the tooling cabinet. If not, contact Engineering.
  • Change over: remove excessive silicone material (in equipment/on parts) from last run and reinstall cleaned parts/tooling
  • Proof test:  Places coil of hose in tester, hook up to clamps and pressure test with water to proper specifications. 
  • Finishing: Inspect hose to make sure that specifications are met.  Coils and tag the hose to prepare it for shipping.  May place in crate or box based on customer specifications. 
  • Crane/Hoist Operation:  Operators must safely operate the crane/hoist to transport poles and product through the department
  • Perform duties relative to production in the assigned area and is able to operate all equipment and machinery in the assigned area.
  • Produce a quality product, safely, on-time, and with the least cost possible.
  • Review work orders, specifications or instructions to determine material, ingredients, procedures, components and settings. Accurately record data on process travelers.
  • Accurately complete computer transactions as necessary (labor & scrap transactions, inventory disbursements & cycle counts, expense items, etc.).
  • Participate in cell/team activities including, but not limited to, team meetings, problem-solving, Kaizen events, etc.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment through effective housekeeping, 5S and TPM practices
  • Follow all plant, safety, and environmental rules and regulations.  Support plant lean, safety, quality and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Model the Eaton ethical conduct policy, the Eaton Values and Philosophy, and comply with all other corporate, plant, and regulatory policies and regulations as applicable.
  • Perform all other duties as required.


Basic Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.
  • No relocation is available for this position, only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Middlesex, NC facility will be considered.  
Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 year of manufacturing experience required
  • 1-3 years of extrusion experience preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, prioritization, multitasking and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to solve complex math problem.
  • Strong interpersonal skills/teaming ability
  • Ability to learn computer transactions
  • Ability to learn and successfully operate production equipment

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: HYD FCV Fluid Conveyance Division

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 052473