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Machine Operator 1st Shift

Manufacturing and Production

Machine Operator


Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Eaton’s Electrical Power Distribution, Controls and Assembly Division is currently seeking a Machine Operator – 1st Shift to join our team. This position is based at our Omaha NE, facility.

This is a direct, full-time position that offers full benefits the day you start. In addition to Eaton’s competitive benefits, this position offers a salary of $20.25 / hour.

Position Overview:

The Machine Operator is responsible for performing a variety of fabrication operations to fabricate our metal clad medium voltage switchgear product line which contain many parts and substantial fitting and aligning of components.

In this function you will:

  • Operate a punch machine, laser machine, or press brake as requested by supervision
  • Correlate materials for weld, paint, and job closure as required.
  • Set-up and operate manual shear.
  • Receive work assignments from supervisor or production control system.
  • Input information into data collection system as required.
  • Work from manufacturing information, sketches, drawings, oral and written instructions.
  • Perform routine maintenance on machinery such as oiling, manual clamp adjustments, and clamp/finger replacement
  • Perform statistical process control on machinery, as required.
  • Assist lower coded operators or perform tasks of lower coded positions.
  • Maintain work areas with effective 5S+ practices

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 1 year working in a manufacturing environment
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out 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 Omaha, NE location. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience working in machine operation
  • One (1) year experience working with and deciphering blueprints/schematics
  • One (1) year experience working with precision measuring devices

Position Success Criteria:

  • Utilize calipers, gauges, or other measuring devices to assure engineering standards to the .001 precision level.
  • Ability to read a tape measure down to the 1/16th
  • Use material handling equipment, including powered industrial vehicles, to move product and supplies. May lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and push or pull up to 100 lbs. occasionally with assistance or use of overhead crane.
  • Must wear proper steel fabrication PPE, such as steel toe shoes, safety glasses, material handling gloves, ear protection and long sleeve shirt or cut resistant slip-ons
  • Contribute to a safe, clean, and productive work environment



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What you will get from us

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. 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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. 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 pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

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.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

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