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Leak Proof Welder - 2nd Shift

Manufacturing and Production



Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Leak Proof Welder - 2nd Shift to join our team on Badger Dr. in Waukesha, WI!

The hourly rate for this position is $26.25 per hour + $2.50/hr shift premium. The core hours are 3 pm - 11 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.

Stop by our Badger Dr. facility on Mondays to learn what makes Eaton a great place to work! Our team hosts Walk-in Interviews on Mondays from 9 am - 4 pm at 2300 Badger Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188! We can't wait to meet with you and show you how Eaton makes what matters work!

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:

Leak-proof welders operate a pulse welding machine, stud welder, cutting torch, plasma cutter, grinder, and jib crane to assemble 3 phase/Switch module/Regulator tanks with leakproof seams. Welders also check parts against blueprints for proper dimensions and locations and know how to use fixtures and jigs. Finally, welders sign off on safety and quality checklists.

 In this function, you will:

  • Check material specifications and dimensions on shop orders and prints against customer specifications for accuracy.
  • Cut and trim material using oxygen-acetylene torch and plasma when required.
  • Assemble component parts to front plates checking part numbers and locations against blueprints.  Splice multiple pieces of material to make up front plate and other tank components.
  • Check corrugate for the proper size of volutes.
  • Assemble and welds front plate, tank bottom, and tank body, including corrugate, providing all leakproof seams.
  • Grind excess weld from seams, edges, and gasket seats to improve the fit of parts. Scrape and wipes down unit to ensure it meets applicable customer requirements.
  • Set tank on conveyor line, stamping with the employee identification number.
  • Attach shop orders to the units with initials signed on it.
  • Operate jib and bridge crane to move and position heavy parts and assemblies.
  • Assist co-workers with the assembling and tipping of large units.
  • Abide by Product Quality Guidelines and all weld quality standards.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High School education or GED from an accredited institution required
  • Completion of a 1-year Technical School diploma from an accredited institution AND/OR a minimum of 2 years of welding experience in mig and arc welding
  • 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.


  • Ability to successfully complete Eaton’s Power Systems weld test with a score greater or equal to 80%
  • Ability to lift up to 50 LBS; bend, twist, grab, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, use both hands to lift and lower materials, and perform all other essential duties with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Ability to work overtime when required.


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