Eaton Corporation Machine Operator - B Shift (Mon-Thurs 3p-1a) in Sumter, South Carolina

Eaton Corporation located in Sumter, SC has an opening for a Machine Operator. The position is on B Shift (Mon-Thurs, 3pm-1am).

Position Overview

Providing knowledge and expertise on lines through the effective set up and operation of machinery including but not limited to Brake Press, Franklin, Turret Punch, Tap Machine, Manual Shear, etc. Provide internal and external customers with the required parts necessary to complete customer orders in a timely manner with the utmost of quality.

Essential Functions

  • Set up, operate and perform operator periodic maintenance on a variety of machines in the Copper Bus Shop. Individuals will be responsible for running machines such as: Franklin Punch, Boschert, Conventional Turret Punch, Vertical and Horizontal Brakes, Bus Shear, Leveler, Notcher, and Tapper.

  • Exhibit a strong adherence to quality by continually seeking methods of improvement for all functions of the position. Ensure that all products and parts adequately meet Eaton’s quality guidelines as they move throughout the production process. Perform quality checks as instructed.

  • Receive and carry out work assignments from management and internal customers so as to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner. Closely follow established procedures for completing assigned function and perform special assignments and/or projects as assigned.

  • Comply with all safety and industrial hygiene requirements, including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment in a safe and competent manner. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals.

  • Keep assigned work-area clean and organized per 5S standards.

  • Work with members of a team to effectively complete work assignment. Receive information from team members regarding customer needs and product requirements and utilize this information to perform one’s function.

  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem solving skills so as to resolve any obstacles or delays that may occur in the production process.

  • Perform Lean Initiatives by recommending suggestions for improvement related to quality, work processes, and environmental safety and health.

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance when required to ensure peak performance of all manufacturing equipment.


Basic Qualifications

  • HS diploma or GED from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 1 year of manufacturing or operations experience

  • Minimum of 3 months of machine operator experience or graduate of a machine certificate program

  • Minimum of 3 months of experience reading blueprint, manufacturing diagrams or drawings, or operating instructions

  • Minimum of 3 months of experience with measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, calipers, etc.)

  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

  • No Relocation provided - candidates must live within 50 miles of Sumter SC to be considered

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG CDPAD Comml Distrib Prods Assy Div

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