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Production Associate, Switchboard Assembly, Set-Up

Sumter, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Engineering Services and Systems division is currently seeking a Production Associate, Switchboard Assembly in Set-Up on 1st shift to join our team. This position is based at our Sumter, SC facility.

The production associate in switchboard assembly will correctly select and install, in accordance to drawings/diagrams/blueprints, various components/devices with the overall goal of timely order fulfillment and adherence to Eaton’s quality standards.  

Essential Functions:

• You will contribute to a safe, engaged and inclusive work culture by complying with all policies, including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment, and performing 5S duties.

• You will work from manufacturing information such as front views, bill of materials, drawings, blueprints, order entry systems, and oral or written instructions in order to assemble switchboards and proactively identify missing components.

• You will utilize various hand tools and a tape measure to accurately measure and install material by closely following established procedures for completing assigned function.

• You will maintain expected progress of jobs in area of assignment and communicate problem areas or part shortages.

• You will proactively identify opportunities for process improvement as well as complete root cause analysis in response to issues with quality or production.

• You will be responsible for quality, including visual inspections of material before and after assembly, identifying nonconforming parts, and troubleshooting errors.

• You will cross train and stand in for other employees/job functions when necessary.


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


Basic Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

• No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate area of the Sumter facility (50 mile radius) will be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Manufacturing experience

• Working knowledge of Lean concepts.

• Experience in assembly operation or assembly requiring drawings or diagrams.
Position Criteria:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills, persuasive skills, and analytical problem-solving skills. Work with individuals and groups to effectively participate within team environment.

• Proficient with computers and programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).

• Willing to work flexible hours and overtime in support of business needs.

• Utilize various hand tools to assemble and verify quality in switchboards in a Lean environment.

• Ability to read and comprehend front views, one-line diagrams, bills of material, tape measure, and pick sheets. 

• Exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve any obstacles or delays that may occur in the production process.

Physical Demands:

• Ability to lift a minimum of 35lbs with reasonable accommodation. Incumbent must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Repetitive lifting, bending, and squatting is inherent to this position.

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
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 066078