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Switchboard Quality Inspector

Manufacturing and Production

Quality Inspector


Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is in search of a Switchboard Quality Inspector. The core hours are Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm. The rate for this position is $19.00 per hour and is also eligible for a variable incentive program. Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based on candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

The Switchboard Inspector will verify correct wiring and components, program controllers, and conduct electrical testing of switchboard products and components, as required, per applicable test procedure and/or component literature with the overall goal of timely order fulfillment and adherence to Eaton’s quality standards.

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• You will inspect and Hi-Pot switchboard product produced on all lines, according to inspection work instructions and following applicable governmental requirements, to confirm the proper function of switchboards and electrical components, identify any product non-conformances, and ensure it meets customer specifications, safety, and quality requirements. Document inspections made on an applicable checklist.

• You will use Hi-Pot, continuity test, and component-specific testing devices to perform electrical testing. Verify switches and circuit breakers function properly. Verify torqued connections using a torque wrench, per inspection instructions. Conduct electrical and mechanical tests per safety and training requirements and procedures. (Hi-Pot)

• You will examine and verify mating structures (all structures in a line-up) as necessary to ensure that the job is complete and field installation is problem-free (i.e. splice plate dimensions, kirk key coordination, etc).

• You will verify that any revisions released to the production floor regarding functionality and customer specifications are incorporated into the product, all documentation reflects the current revision, and previous revisions of documents are not used/discarded. (Process and Update paperwork accurately – POM, test reports, etc.)

• You will ensure that component literature and necessary product documentation are included with the job.

• You will thoroughly document and communicate non-conformances, which are critical quality records, and verify required rework to aid problem-solving and continuous improvement efforts. Communicate design errors to appropriate front-end personnel for correction, obtain revisions, and verify required rework.

• You will ensure that the suspect product is identified as such at all times to prevent unintended use



• High school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution.

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

• No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate area of the Sumter facility (50-mile radius) will be considered for this position.


• Switchboard experience including bus assembly or wiring.

• Working knowledge of Lean concepts.

• Associate's degree in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or Electronics.



• Knowledge of basic electricity, current flow, and component functionality.

• Knowledge of assembled SWBD product designs (i.e. PRL-C, PRL-I, IFS, FDS, MF, etc.)

• Experience using Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

• Knowledge of Eaton systems such as Enovia, material management (DMM), Plant Order Manager (POM), MRP/ERP (AS400), and Quality Tool (MQ1).

• Knowledge of applicable UL codes, NEC codes, regional utility codes, and customer-specific requirements.

• Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret manufacturing documents, including front view, MIs, Blow-Thrus, Wiring Diagrams, component literature, engineering drawings, and testing procedures.

• The switchboard product is a customized offering requiring that each job be thoroughly examined to understand the unique requirements.

• Job is fast-paced at times and requires multi-tasking.

• There is high accountability associated with job performance.

• The incumbent requires the ability to work in an environment of high pressure and high expectations.


Expected to work with some degree of independence and make decisions that affect the workgroup. Focus efforts on attaining assigned goals and objectives, which include meeting the needs and expectations of internal and external customers.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach at or above shoulder level, grip, and use hands to handle and feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, lift, carry, push, pull, and grip. The employee is frequently required to lift/carry up to 35 pounds and to push/pull up to or greater than 35 pounds with or without accommodation. The vision requirements include far and close vision with depth perception and color discrimination. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to communicate.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to noise and frequently exposed to dust

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