Eaton Corporation Production Associate, Switchboard Bus Assembly - 1st Shift in Sumter, South Carolina

Eaton has an opening for a Production Associate in the Switchboard Bus Assembly area on 1st shift in Sumter, SC.

Primary Responsibility:

Correctly select and install, in accordance to drawings/diagrams/blueprints, various components/devices.

Essential Functions:

Exhibit a strong adherence to quality by continually seeking methods of improvement for all functions of the position. Ensure quality criteria are met by review of documents, consciences assembly and proper employment of the switchboard quality verification checklist.

Receive and carry out work assignments from management and internal customers so as to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner. Perform assigned function from oral / written instructions, drawings, travel documents, DMM system, manufacturing information, hand drawn layout request. Closely follow established procedures for completing assigned function.

Comply with all safety 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, organized, and orderly per 5S standards.

Ensure all safety and industrial hygiene requirements are maintained.

Work from manufacturing information such as Kanban cards, MI’s, requisitions and oral or written instructions. Use of tape measures required.

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.

Perform Lean Initiatives.

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

Perform special assignments and/or projects as assigned.

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


Basic Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.

Minimum 1 year of manufacturing experience.

Minimum of 2 months of assembly experience

Must be authorized to work in the US without Company sponsorship

Must reside within 50 miles of Sumter SC to be considered. No relocation benefit provided

Position Criteria:

Must be able to lift a minimum of 35lbs with reasonable accommodation. Incumbent must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Repetitive lifting, bending, and squatting is inherent to this position.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, persuasive skills, and analytical problem solving skills with individuals and groups to effectively participate within team environment.

Ability to read and comprehend front views, one line diagrams, bills of material and pick sheets.

Ability to utilize various hand tools to assemble, cable and verify quality in Low Voltage switchboard

enclosures/assemblies in a Lean environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of Lean concepts

Computer literate

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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