Eaton Corporation Painter / Tester in Jackson, Michigan

Eaton’s Hydraulic division is currently seeking a Painter / Tester to join our team. This position is based at our Jackson, MI facility.

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 position:

  • You will perform all final product-testing operations in accordance with established procedures and customer specifications. Tests involve the operational testing under pressure of hydraulic and pneumatic products of all types and sizes, and include the documentation of test results on all "specials," i.e., tests specified by the customer.

  • You will inspect products to insure proper assembly, port and cushion operation, and piston rod travel and operation free of binding.

  • You will be responsible for preparing, painting and final assembly of a wide variety from small to large bore cylinders. Involves mixing and spraying special and standard paints and final inspection of product--paint finish, order completeness, correct parts/accessories.

The chosen candidate must be willing to be flexible throughout the entire Assembly Department (helping to cover absences/vacations). Perform other duties as required.

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 a GED from an accredited institution required

  • Must live within a 50 mile radius of the Jackson, MI facility; no relocation benefit is provided for this position

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability read and interpret blueprints and standard operating procedures.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in machine shop math

  • Working knowledge and understanding to operate power hand tools.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of micrometers, verniers and a variety of other measuring instruments

  • Working knowledge of hydraulic testing or engineering test equipment experience

  • Ability to read, write, count, and follow special paint instructions, as well as read standard inspection tools and understand router process sheets.

  • Must have at least one year of spray painting experience.

  • Ability to move as least 30 lbs. in difficult work positions and attain assistance for product weighing greater than 30 lbs.

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: No

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