Material Handler

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical division is currently seeking a Material Handler on 1st shift to join our team. The position is based at our Wilsonville, OR 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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours



In this position you will:

  • Observe good housekeeping and safety procedures and keep equipment, tools and work area clean and orderly through daily completion of 5S duties, including daily review of storage racks/labels, etc.

  • Adhere to all safety guide lines and procedures, as well as communicate any unusual conditions and potential safety hazards

  • Support plant’s Kaizen activities

  • Participate in team tier meetings: review daily goals, interrupters, and metrics

  • Ownership of incoming Advanced Purchase or application specific parts as well as Kanban material; ensure timely cycling and replenishment of materials, while maintaining accurate records of inventory

  • Moving material throughout assigned product lines, as needed; efficiently sort and manage incoming materials to assist in expediting production: (ex-kitting). This will include daily, regular communication and collaboration with the Supervisor, line leads, and the supply chain team to ensure the proper placement/storage of material, and to confirm stock levels of purchased parts.

  • Loading and unloading of incoming material trucks, as well as assisting with unloading of truck

  • Handling the disposal of pallets and crates efficiently while coordinating the proper disposal and recycling of material

  • Emptying scrap bins into scrap containers, and assisting in managing scrap waste of metal and wire

  • Work with Supply Chain team to store and manage excess and/or obsolete material per final dispositions

  • Daily regular communication with line leads to project stock levels of parts required for upcoming jobs, including increasing and decreasing stock levels based on production needs

  • Recognizing urgent requests from Supervisor and production employees with executing with immediate action and support upon receiving those requests

  • Writing DMRs as necessary-responsible for evaluating and reporting damaged or inaccurately ordered incoming material

  • Supporting material handling across other lines as necessary, based on production needs or absences and vacations

  • Assist Receiving and Production teams, when needed, with loading and unloading trucks with outgoing finished goods


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.



Basic Qualifications:
  • Forklift certification or ability to obtain forklift certification
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Able to lift 35 pounds – waist, shoulder, overhead
  • Proven history of safe work habits and high dependability
  • Must be able to work effectively without direct supervision
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office, Internet, Excel, etc.
  • Must be able to work overtime – weekdays and weekends
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Wilsonville, OR will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Material Handler
  • Previous experience with Kanban 

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 PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

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