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Maintenance Technician - 1st Shift

Williamsburg, Virginia
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Residential Wiring Devices Division is currently seeking an Industrial Maintenance Technician on 1st Shift. This position is based at our Williamsburg, VA facility.   


Position is responsible for maintenance, repair and installation of equipment and machinery.  Works closely with vendors involved with contract maintenance, repairs, and refurbishing.  Orders supplies as needed.  Position reports directly to the Williamsburg Operations Manager.


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 Troubleshoot, and repair equipment and machinery as needed.
  • You will contact vendors for repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery.

  • You will obtain quotes and contract vendors for projects. Examples - office refurbishing, warehouse racking repair, electrical power supplies for new machinery.

  • You will perform monthly preventive maintenance on machinery and facility equipment.

  • You will maintain files of maintenance records for ISO purposes.

  • You will install and set-up machinery and equipment as needed.

  • You will participate as a member of Safety Committee - Attend monthly meetings and provide input and suggestions to help improve safety in the facility.

  • You will order supplies, parts, and equipment as needed for maintenance and operation purposes.


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:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an industrial maintenance role is required.

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship on an ongoing basis.

  • No relocation provided. Candidates must reside within 50 miles of Williamsburg, VA  to be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience performing maintenance on Fabrication Machinery.

  • Technical education or training preferred.

  • Licensed Electrician and previous Electrician Experience is preferred.


Position Criteria:

  • Must have excellent communication skills to inform and report to management the status of the facility, machinery, and equipment.

  • Must be able to communicate with vendors for contract repairs and up-fits on equipment and facility.

  • Ability to install, trouble-shoot, and repair electrical, mechanical and pneumatic systems. 

  • Ability to perform carpentry and plumbing duties.

  • Must have basic computer literacy including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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 RWDD Residential Wiring Devices Div

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 069929