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Painter & Fork Truck Operator (3rd Shift)

Syracuse, New York
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse, NY is looking for a Painter & Fork Truck Operator to work in our Large Castings department.
Primary Function: 
  • Perform all required duties to clean and prepare iron and aluminum castings and sheet metal parts for painting and/or assembly; to powder coat or spray paint parts and to operate a fork lift truck.
  • Place parts in baskets and operate hoist to immerse in a series of acid, alkaline and rinse baths. Run parts through a series of acid and/or caustic solutions to obtain bright dip on parts not to be painted.
  • Perform simple chemical tests and add proper quantities of chemicals to maintain specified pH levels, concentrations and temperatures as directed.
  • Maintain logs, checklists, test records, scrap reports and process documentation as specified. Clean tanks and process equipment as needed Operate foam packing equipment as required or directed.
  • Apply powder or spray paint to various shaped parts to obtain primer or finish coats; avoid runs, sags, pinholes and other painting defects.
  • Mask and unmask parts as needed for the painting process.
  • Operate and adjust oven controls, valves, skimmers, pumps, chemical feed stations, powder coat stations and spray paint equipment to insure the quality of the finished product.
  • Detect and report faulty equipment and defective materials and report all questionable conditions to supervision. Prepare and submit work requests according to specified procedures.
  • Responsible for replenishing perishable tooling and putting into appropriate crib stores location. Facilitate gauge control in and out of department for calibration.
  • Operate fork lift truck or hand cart to move, stack and deliver material within or between departments as needed. Exercise care in stacking to avoid shifting or falling of materials.
  •  Run errands as instructed. Change LP tanks or check battery water following preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Exercise care in handling and containing chemicals and chemical wastes or spills per specified environmental procedures.
  • Operate floor scrubber as required or directed. Perform similar or associated duties as required or directed.


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 will be considered for this position 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 6 months experience driving fork trucks
  • Experience working handling chemicals, chemical wastes or spills
Position Criteria:
  • Moderate physical effort, equivalent to continuous light, frequent average or occasional heavy manual effort applied in various ways in performance of job duties.
  • Ability to perform simple chemical tests and maintain logs, checklists and other documentation as specified
  • Able to read, write, perform simple addition and subtraction, follow simple directions.

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: EPG CHD EP Americas

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: 060131