Eaton Careers

Machine Operator (3rd Shift)

Williamsport, Maryland
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Industrial Plastics division is currently seeking an Machine Operator to join our 3rdshift team. This position is based at our Williamsport, MD facility.


The Machine Operator is responsible for producing a quality part efficiently.  Eaton’s Industrial Plastics Division (IPD) provides custom complex profile plastic extrusions for a wide variety of customers and industries.  Eaton's value-added fabrication such as length cutting, hole punching, texture, and tape backing for mounting applications provide customers with the capabilities to complete any production.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

  • You will be responsible for equipment being used in process
    • Reports malfunctions to Team Leader
    • Keeps equipment clean
    • Operates equipment safely and properly
    • Returns equipment to its proper location when finished with it
  • You will be able to set-up jobs utilizing set-up information including:
    • Proper installation of dies, adapters, breaker plates and screen packs
    • Proper screw and sheaves needed
    • Cleaning screw installation
    • Making sure material hopper is clean and correct material is staged for job
    • Installation of correct downstream equipment
    • Set-up of lines so that water leakage is minimized and all electrical connections are made according to safety standards
  • You will be able to start up jobs and produce a quality part at rate in the time allotted for the job.  Must maintain a quality part
  • You will be able to properly shut down jobs including:
    • Proper clean-up of all dies, adapters and extruders
    • Looking after die boxes and QA boxes - making sure correct tooling and associated items are placed back in correct boxes
    • Making sure die boxes and QA boxes are returned to proper location
    • Taking necessary steps to leave extruder and downstream equipment ready for next job
    • Conservation of energy and use of water at all times
  • You will be able to properly fill out all production related paperwork accurately and legibly and perform SPC and related analysis
  • You will perform all production related duties as assigned by Team Leader and/or other management
  • You will rotate shifts and work overtime as required

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Minimum one year work experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area (50 miles) of the Williamsport, MD facility will be considered 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years extrusion experience
  • Minimum two years working with plastics in a manufacturing environment
Success Criteria:
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Agile learner

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 FFD Fluid Filtration Division

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

Requisition ID: 060151