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Assembler- 1st Shift

Manufacturing and Production



Santa Ana, California, United States

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking Assemblers to join our first shift team. This position is based at our Santa Ana, CA facility.

  • Pay: $19/hour
  • Benefits (Medical, Dental, & Vision)
  • 401K (6% total match; 4% at 100% and 2% at 50%)
  • Vacation (Two Weeks Starting Out)
  • Hours- 5:00am-2:00pm (Monday-Friday)

Position Overview:

The Assembler will timely and accurately build sub-assemblies and assemblies to customer specifications involving complex and repetitive wiring and mechanics for Power Distribution Units (PDU), and Transformers.

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:

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to build sub-assemblies and assemblies
  • Use cranes to pick up, and move transformers and materials
  • Be responsible for visual inspections of material before and after assembly
  • Use various fixtures, gauges, hand tools and power tools to assemble, adjust, or repair product
  • Perform point to point wiring during the assembling of Power Distribution Units
  • Work with sheetmetal to build transformer legs and additional components related to transformer assembly
  • Inspect completed assemblies to ensure compliance with quality standards and making necessary adjustments when required in order to meet quality goals
  • Adhere to company, environmental, health, safety rules and regulations
  • Provide process and safety improvement ideas
  • Ensure machines and tools are properly calibrated and perform housekeeping duties as necessary using the principles of 5S+

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:

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and in the future
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. 
  • Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of the work location will be considered. 
  • Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Experience in production, packaging or construction
  • Previous experience with standard operating procedures
  • Previous experience with product electrical assembly, maintenance and/or repair
  • Basic working knowledge and experience with computers

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, and safety procedures of a manufacturing facility
  • Ability to read and interpret standard operating procedures, wiring diagrams and bills of material
  • Ability to work daily and/or weekend overtime, willingness to flex/train in different areas as needed
  • Ability to lift, push and pull 40 lbs
  • Ability to use a crane once fully trained to lift items
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time. Repetitive lifting, bending, and squatting is inherent to this position
  • Ability to use hand tools and other machines to manipulate metal and or wire

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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: CPDI PDI

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