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Quality Inspector - 2nd shift

Manufacturing and Production

Quality Inspector


South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Quality Inspector - 2nd shift to join our team in South Milwaukee, WI!

The hourly rate for this position is $23.20 per hour + $2.50/hr shift premium. The core hours are 2:30 pm - 10:30 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 Quality Inspector initiates supplier corrective action process (DMRs/QNs) and follow-up. This position will conduct internal audits, process checks, support the manufacturing departments in the deployment of Eaton Quality System (EQS) elements and Lean Manufacturing Systems and will assist maintenance of calibration and test/data collection.

In this function, you will:

  • Inspect finished goods and ensure that they conform to the bill of materials, prints, specifications, test requirements, and customer specific requirements.
  • Read and interpret blueprints including general knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Troubleshoot non-conformances, product defects, and process scrap utilizing structured problem-solving methodology and tools such as a 5Y.
  • Inspect incoming material and initiate supplier corrective action processes (DMRs/QNs) and follow-up.
  • Work with hand inspection tools and equipment including thread gages, micrometers, calipers, pin gages, optical comparator and profilometers; will work to train others on these skills.
  • Participate in quality data collection activities and process test data.
  • Support production personnel on quality related issues, data collection, and measurement tool issues.
  • Train operators in quality processes while leading by example with a positive attitude, high productivity and concern for quality and service.
  • Perform computer operations: use SAP, Microsoft office tools, Quality Management, and other computer software to access drawing, bills of material and ERP systems.
  • Perform layered process audits (LPAs).
  • Performs other related tasks and assignments, as necessary.

After demonstrating you can perform the tasks required above, this position also offers a growth plan to become a quality technician. Additional to the responsibilities above, a quality technician performs first article inspections (FAI), assists with Gage Calibration and record keeping, and exhibits advanced knowledge on quality concepts, calibration, and Lean Six Sigma problem solving methodology.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a manufacturing environment and/or quality role
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without out company sponsorship, now or 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.


  • Computer and math skills
  • Demonstrated history of mechanical/electronic aptitude
  • Proven ability to be self-motivated, self-managed, team-orientated, proactive, attentive to detail, display a professional demeanor and overcome obstacles to meet schedule requirements
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to make critical quality related decisions with limited guidance
  • Ability to work overtime when required.


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.

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call us at 1-[Register to View] to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.

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.