Painter - Transformer (Medium Line) 1st Shift

Job Description

Eaton’s Power Delivery Division is currently seeking a Painter to join our Medium Transformers Line team on 1st shift, starting at $18.45/hour, depending on experience. This role is based at our Waukesha (Badger Drive), WI facility.


The Painter is responsible for sanding, cleaning, masking, and painting transformer units and fabricated components which require final finishing. All units must be painted before final inspection. The individual must produce an eye-pleasing, durable, painted finished product. 


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:

  • Be responsible for the proper preparation of all surfaces to be sprayed; this includes bare metal areas and the proper sanding, feather edging of previously painted surfaces. 
  • Be required to know what bushings and associated transformer accessories must be masked to prevent them from being painted.
  • Check the Bills of Material for correct color.
  • Adjust and periodically check all pump pressures, heater temperatures, air and fluid pressures to maintain the best possible spraying application condition.
  • Check and maintain proper fluid and air pressure in pressure pots used for spraying all special colors.
  • Change filters and maintain cleanliness of spray booth associates floor areas on a scheduled basis.
  • Use crane to move units into spray boot and use crane to store repainted units in staging area for inspection.
  • Cross train in other work areas of team C. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

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 Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of six (6) months previous spray painting experience.
  • Authorized to work in the United States without requiring company sponsorship.
  • No relocation is offered for this position. Candidate must currently reside within 50 miles of the facility to be considered for this role. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Position Success Criteria:

  • Previous working knowledge of industrial airless and/or air pressure painting.

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