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General Laborer - 2nd Shift (Coils)


General Laborer


Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a General Laborer - 2nd Shift (Coils) to join our team on Badger Dr. in Waukesha, WI!

The hourly rate for this position is $19.75 per hour + $2.50/hr shift premium. The core hours are 3 pm - 11 pm.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

This position is offering a sign-on bonus of $2,000*, less applicable withholding .

*Bonus terms:

  • Bonuses are being offered for a limited time only. Applications must be submitted on or after January 1 st , 2024 to qualify.
  • Bonuses are only applicable to specific job types and shifts; additional terms and conditions may apply.
  • Associates must be employed at the time of the payout.
  • Bonuses will be payable in two installments: $1,000, less applicable withholding will be paid after three (3) months of employment and the remaining $1,000, less applicable withholding will be paid after nine (9) months of employment

Why work at Eaton? Below are a few of the outstanding benefits we offer:

  • Health benefits and vacation time - available to use on day one of your employment!
  • Paid holidays - up to 12!
  • Weekly pay
  • Shift premiums - $2.50/hr
  • Career progression opportunities to cross-train in different departments and increase compensation.
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Educational Assistance Program, Wellness Reimbursement, and more!

What you’ll do:

The General Laborer/ Production Support Operator will complete various tasks to support the production of transformer coils.

In this function, you will:

  • Prepare, collect, and distribute to operators all materials required to wind coils.
  • Perform a variety of direct and indirect tasks to optimize product flow and maximize the productivity of the coil winders.
  • Verify that issued materials are the proper size/part number and check for damage and proper quantity.
  • Return all unused materials to their designated locations ensuring that materials are properly marked so that inventory accuracy is maintained. Move finished coils to proper oven area.
  • Operate several machines for sizing, cutting, and drilling materials used in the winding process.
  • Assemble kits for coil orders and fills bins of stock coil materials.
  • Squeeze coils with hydraulic jacks or press. Load and unload coils on to conveyor and pallets or proper rack to bake in industrial ovens.
  • Set-up, load, and operate a core machine, which includes a repeated repetitive motion of stacking multiple sizes of sheet metal into a core. Checking material for damage and proper size using a micrometer and tape measure.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.
  • No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the Waukesha, WI facility. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Degree) from an accredited institution.


  • Ability to work overtime when required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 LBS; bend, twist, grab, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, use both hands to lift and lower materials, and perform all other essential duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to interpret prints, applicable engineering, safety instructions, maintenance and operating instructions, and quality specifications


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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.