Sr. Tool Maker - 2nd Shift

Job Description

Eaton in Ellisville, MO is seeking a full-time Senior Tool Maker to work 2nd shift.

The Senior Tool Maker will support production by ensuring dies are sharpened and repaired in a timely manner to produce quality parts.


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:

  • Perform all duties required to plan, layout, construct, alter, repair 75% of in-house tooling including molds, progressive, and compound dies with no guidance and drives the department PM program
  • Possess a strong understanding of how dies work and strong die troubleshooting skills
  • Work from sketches, prints, die design layouts, piece part drawings or actual parts using reverse methods of tool making
  • Work with manual machines such as lathes, mills. Grinders, etc.
  • Follow instructions and plan accordingly to use most efficient procedures and methods to accurately machine parts with no guidance
  • Set up and operate most Tool Room equipment to a high degree of accuracy and extremely close tolerances
  • Work closely with pressroom die setters to:
  • Understand the process of die setting and how it influences die performance
  • Suggest changes in setup and coach die setters on best practices when setting up a tool
  • Inform die setters on any shut height or other important die changes
  • Capable of making major die set up changes in press and perform set up if needed
  • Need to work with minimal guidance or supervision. Must be able to teach and guide apprentices in the machine shop

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



Basic (Required) Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Journeyman or degree relevant is required
  • Minimum of 10 years journeyman level Toolmaker experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Ellisville, MO will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess strong Math skills and possess excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited technical institution
  • 15 years journeyman level Toolmaker experience
  • Experience working as a Journeyman level or Senior Tool & Die Maker in an electrical manufacturing environment

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: EPG CPD UL Bussmann

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