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Machine Operator - C Shift (Fri-Sun 5a-5p)

Sumter, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Corporation located in Sumter, SC is looking for a Machine Operator - Steel Fabrication on C Shift (Fri-Sun 5a-5p).
Primary Responsibility:

Machine Operators in both the steel fabrication and copper fabrication areas are responsible for setting up and operating machinery including the Brake Press, Franklin, Boschert, Ehrt Turret Punch, Tap Machine and Manual Shear.  Machine Operators provide internal and external customers with the required parts necessary with the overall goal of timely order fulfillment and adherence to Eaton’s quality standards.

Essential Functions:
  • Set up, operate and perform operator periodic maintenance on a variety of machines in the steel fabrication or copper fabrication area. Individuals will be responsible for running machines such as: Brake Press, Franklin, Boschert, Ehrt, Turret Punch, Tap Machine and Manual Shear.
  • Exhibit a strong adherence to quality by continually seeking methods of improvement for all functions of the position. Ensure that all products and parts adequately meet Eaton’s quality guidelines as they move throughout the production process. Perform quality checks as instructed.
  • Receive and carry out work assignments from management and internal customers so as to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner.
  • Closely follow established procedures for completing assigned function and perform special assignments and/or projects as assigned.
  • Comply with all safety and industrial hygiene requirements, including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment in a safe and competent manner. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals.
  • Keep assigned work-area clean and organized per 5S standards.
  • Work with members of a team to effectively complete work assignment. Receive information from team members regarding customer needs and product requirements and utilize this information to perform one’s function.
  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem solving skills so as to resolve any obstacles or delays that may occur in the production process.
  • Perform Lean Initiatives by recommending suggestions for improvement related to quality, work processes, and environmental safety and health.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance when required to ensure peak performance of all manufacturing equipment.


Basic Qualifications
  • HS diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without Company sponsorship.
  • Must reside within 50 miles of Sumter SC to be considered. No relocation benefits provided.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Machine operator experience or graduate of a machine certificate program.
  • Experience reading blueprint, manufacturing diagrams or drawings, or operating instructions.
  • Experience with measuring devices (i.e. tape measure and calipers).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups to effectively participate within team environment. 

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: ESSG CDPAD Comml Distrib Prods Assy Div

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: 064762