Manufacturing Associate (Flex)

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Manufacturing Associate to join our team.  This position is based at our Beltsville, MD facility. 

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 function you will:

  • Polish parts to specifications

  • Safely perform testing of components using high air pressure or water under pressure (ATP)

  • Operate hydraulic C-frame presses and/or Hydroforming equipment

  • Read blueprints in accordance with standard shop practices

  • Ensure quality of parts through visual inspection and physical measurement using a wide variety of hand tools and gages

  • Work in accordance with general safety rules and practices; keeping immediate work area clean and free from hazards

  • Be responsible for finished parts conformity to print or specification 

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


We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of working experience, preferably in manufacturing or operations environment
  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Beltsville, MD will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Machine operator experience.

Position Success Criteria:
  • Position requires shop math and trouble shooting skills.

  • Position requires use of precision measuring instruments such as dial calipers, dial indicators, micrometers, and depth gauges.

  • Basic understanding of blueprint drawings and ability to follow detailed written instructions.

  • Position requires exposure to oil, dirt, and heat.

  • Position requires wearing PPE including apron, safety glasses, and hearing protection.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work without supervision.

  • Requires frequent lifting, bending and operation of mechanical equipment; must be able to lift up to 35lbs on a regular basis and ability to stand 8 hours a day.


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: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

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