Maintenance Technician I - 1st Shift

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Division is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician I to join our team. This position is based at our North Charleston, SC location.   

Position Overview:

The primary function of this role is to perform entry level break-fix & preventative maintenance. This includes but not limited to: adjusting functional parts of devices and control instruments to sustain and improve operations; repairing or replacing defective parts; repairing machine tools.


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:

  • Construct and alter physical facilities to accommodate changes or improvements.
  • Periodic machine lubrication and filter replacements.

  • Have Maintenance and Facilities related projects.

  • Identify needed parts, supplies, and repair items.

  • Provide support and back up for other members of department as needed by leadership. 

  • Participate in CI activities - processes, results and cost savings.  Assures compliance with 5S+ and housekeeping standards.

  • Potentially be required to setup and operate simple machining operations including but not limited to: lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.  May perform basic welding tasks. 


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:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • 2 years of related experience in manufacturing OR Maintenance degree/certification.
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of North Charleston, SC be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in maintenance

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in machining, metal working and welding machines

Position Criteria:
  • Complies with all national and local safety and environmental standards, guidelines and policies by driving EBS/World class workforce initiatives such as ISO14001 and/or applicable regional initiatives.

  • Understanding of how to use precision gauging instruments.

  • Understanding of basic electrical and mechanical systems. Can perform repairs.

  • Ability to proactively work with other team members under limited supervision.

  • This position requires standing and/or walking for an entire eight – twelve hours.

  • Ability to comprehend and follow technical standards and maintenance procedures.

  • Knowledge of operating lift truck, material handling equipment, man lifts and hand tools.

  • This job requires working daily with lubricants and solvents.

  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and drawings


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.


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 FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

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