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Tool and Die Maker 1st Shift

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Power Reliability Division is currently seeking a Too l& Die Maker 1st Shift to join our team. This position is based at our South Milwaukee, Wisconsin facility.

The Tool & Die Maker will be responsible for fabricating and maintaining site tooling includes but not limited to molds, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges and material handling tools.

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. In this role, you will:

  • You will fabricate, assemble, inspect and troubleshoot molds, dies, gauges, jigs, fixtures, prototype parts, machine parts, material handling equipment and simple machines per engineering and tool design specifications.

  • You will perform gauge and fixture compliance inspection requiring measurement of critical features outlined on a master print, recording measurements onto the fixture qualification report and any additional information into the quality compliance database.

  • You will perform preventative and regular maintenance of dies, molds, fixtures, gauges, material handling equipment and simple machines making improvement recommendations as necessary.

  • You will work from tool requests, prints, sketches, sample parts or verbal instructions and will utilize technical manuals, a machinery handbook or general literature to determine machine speeds and feeds, proper clearances and heat treat data.

  • You will inspect your work with the use of precision instruments including but not limited to micrometers, Vernier calipers, height gauges, sine bars, jo-blocks, surface plates dial indicators, visual comparators and CMM equipment.

  • You will operate overhead cranes to move tooling, dies, molds and general materials.

  • You will occasionally estimate jobs and prepare material lists including making recommendations in the design of new tooling and for modification of existing tooling to increase the reliability and performance of the tool.


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: 

  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution

  • A five-year apprenticeship for a Tool & Die Maker consisting of 576 hours of vocational instruction and 10,400 hours of on the job training with a Journeyman’s Toolmaker Certification.

  • Experience operating standard machine shop tools and CNC controlled equipment

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area (within 50 miles) of the work location will be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Successful utilization of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement methodologies

  • Proficiency with Autodesk CAD software

Position Success Criteria: 

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Active listening

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 CPSD PRD Power Reliability Division

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

Requisition ID: 069839