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Lead Assembler

Manufacturing and Production



Camarillo, California, United States

Eaton’s Aerospace Group, Interconnect Technology Division (ITD) is currently seeking a Lead Assembly Technician to join our Production team. This position is based at our Camarillo, CA facility.

Starting rate for this position is $26/hr

Position Overview:

This role is responsible for overseeing and performing the assembly of connectors, actuators, and related electromechanical systems to successfully meet customer delivery dates.

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:

  • Lead and perform the day-to-day activities of Assembly processes and the department.
  • Provides guidance to all elements of assembly to assure that labor hours are assigned and used in the most efficient manner and support of established Assembly and Test schedules.
  • Ensure adequate equipment is available, and in good working condition to conduct business efficiently and to meet quality expectations.
  • Schedule work for the department, and assign daily work for assembly technicians following customer demands per MRP.
  • Guide all elements of assembly to assure standard labor hours are accurate and can be met in the most efficient manner.
  • Coordinate training for less experienced technicians on how to build new and legacy product.
  • Assembly of complex parts that requires attention to detail (i.e. electronic components) following verbal instructions, blueprints, sketches, specifications, schematics and assembly drawings.
  • Ensure assembly schedules are met.
  • Works closely with Engineering on new product development, identify tools and fixtures needed to support production. May also assist Manufacturing Engineering on operation sketches on first time builds.
  • Identify tools and Fixtures needed to support production.
  • Perform work using basic inspection tools (i.e. calipers, micrometers, height gages, depth micrometers, drop indicators, etc.)
  • Perform pre-test process during assembly using test equipment, such as; Ohmmeter, multi-meter, insulation resistance tester, etc.
  • Perform assembly processes, such as; Soldering, Lock wire and torque.
  • Monitor & verify that all assembly equipment is in good condition and can produce a quality product.
  • Perform troubleshoot on rejected / test failures to determine reasons for malfunctioning components or improperly assembled units.
  • Perform diversified mechanical bench or floor assembly operations to assemble intricate or larger and critical products to close tolerances making modifications for precision fitting and aligning
  • Confer with or refer major and critical problems or decisions to immediate Supervisor.
  • Complete and maintain proper reports and checklists
  • Implement corrective actions relating to safety and quality issues
  • Monitor the coordination of the flow of hardware / product through the department and divert manpower where needed.
  • Suggest and implements ideas and plans to reduce manufacturing costs.
  • Support manufacturing Engineers in the development of Op Sketches for the assembly department
  • Backup for department supervisor
  • Responsible for requesting assembly equipment and supplies in order to support the department.
  • 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.
  • Perform Lean Initiatives including Continuous Improvement and High Performance Work Teams (HPWT)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

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 GED from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a leading role (Front Line Leader)
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the assembly of electromechanical systems
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience of continuous improvement (six sigma tools and / or 5S process).
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only Candidates residing within 50 miles of Irvine, CA will be considered for this position.
  • Legally authorized to work in the Unites States without sponsorship now or in the future.
  • 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:

  • Five (5) years’ previous work experience within the Aerospace, Automotive and / or Airline Maintenance industries

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Ability to develop people
  • Moderate physical exertion.
  • Moderate degree of mental acuity and/or moderate visual attention required.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge & use of shop mathematics as well as direct reading of detailed work instructions.
  • Able to read and interpret advanced drawings and schematics



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Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER ITD

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