Forge Team Specialist (2nd Shift)

Job Description

Eaton’s vehicle division is currently seeking a Forge Team Specialist to join our team.  This position is based at our South Bend, IN facility.


The Forge Team Specialist will work in a self-directed, team oriented, advanced forging operation to produce quality product safely and efficiently. This is a 2nd shift position.


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 perform equipment and tooling set-ups as specified by the Process Sheet Work Instructions.
  • You will perform quality inspection including gauge usage, SPC tracking and blueprint reading.
  • You will participate as a team member to continuously improve operations.
  • You will perform preventative maintenance and inspection checks on equipment and fork lifts.
  • You will operate and make necessary adjustments to the forge press, trim press, automatic loader, automatic graphite spray system, heat induction system and all related controls. Operate spray lubricant as required.
  • You will communicate with all other team members to assure quality product production and customer satisfaction.
  • You will participate in teams and/or taskforces that are directly related to plant operations and continuous improvement.

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:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area (within 50 miles) of South Bend, IN will be considered for this position.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing Experience

Position Success Criteria :

  • Ability to frequently move and/or lift forgings and dies during the forging and trimming press operations weighing from 3-36lbs.
  • Ability to stand or walk the entire shift.
  • Ability to hear and talk to other teammates while working.
  • Ability to visually detect quality defects during production.
  • Ability to tolerate extreme temperature changes, wetness and/or humidity during production operations.
  • Ability to tolerate noise at a time weighted average of 97 decibels and occasional vibration due to use of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to tolerate fumes from forge press, forklifts, Tennant Sweeper, welding and cutting operations. Ability to tolerate occasional graphite/water mist from forging operations

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: VEH NAT North America Truck

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No