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Machine Operator - Punch Press - 1st Shift

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton is seeking a Machine Operator – NC Punch Press to join our team on 1st shift to join our team. The position is based at our Waukesha (Badger Drive), WI facility and its core hours run from 7am-3pm. 

The NC Operator is responsible for running a DNC or D LOG NC system computer to load programs to a numerical control (NC) turret punch press.

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 individuals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.


  • You will check machine components for proper operations; machine systems for proper pressure, indicator lights for operation, and tooling for sharpness.

  • You will change punches and dies when dull and install special punches when required. Lubricate X and Y axis ways and punches.

  • You will set work-holders in proper position; load and position light or heavy steel pieces properly on press table.

  • You will check programs for tool changes and make the appropriate change and change tooling stamps as required.

  • You will activate machine for programmed cycle and dial in omitted punching or non-programmed special runs. You will also clear machine when malfunctions occur.

  • You will check finished pieces against print for correct punching and dimensions.

  • You will unload finished pieces and stack properly on carts and other material handling equipment.

  • You will note any discrepancies on program and forward information to Engineering. 

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

Why work at Eaton? Below are a few of the Outstanding benefits we offer:

  • Competitive Pay, Benefits start on day one, Vacation time, Employee Discounts, Retirement benefits, Paid Parental Leave, Educational Assistance Program and many more!


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High School education is necessary but no prior experience is required; however, the person must be able to understand standard shop specifications.

  • The ability to work in the United States on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship is required.

  • No relocation is being offered for 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 CPSD PDD Power Delivery Division

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

Requisition ID: 070381