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Welder - 1st Shift

Manufacturing and Production



Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Welder - 1st Shift. At our Worcester, MA we focus in the Electrical Sector when it comes to Critical Power and Digital Infrastructure to multiple segments, so of those being Utilties, Hospitals, Data Centers, and Commercial Institutions. The Welder- 1st Shift role will over full time 40 hour work week, Medical Benefits, 401K, vacation, and opportunity for upward mobility.​ Schedule will be 5:30am-2:00pm and Monday-Friday​

The hourly rate for this position is $23.50 - 25.00 per hour.

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.

What you’ll do:

The Production Welder will perform routine hand-welding or robotic welding on a repetitive and non-repetitive nature on standard and near-standard assemblies. De-burr, grind, and fit components prior to welding. Grind and polish finished elements as required. Block jig or position parts prior to welding. Assist other operators in their work as directed/required. Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world.

In this function you will:

  • Perform work from manufacturing information, bills of material, written and/or oral instructions.
  • Utilize manufacturing information, determine necessary parts/inventory, jigs/fixtures, and obtain materials from stock areas
  • Complete necessary preparation work such as wiping, degreasing, de-burring, or grinding of components
  • Operate spot welders, arc welders, plasma TIG welder, MIG welder, cutting torch, power grinder, power sanders, hand-tools, bandsaws, drills, temporary fixturing devices, jigs and fixtures, and other metal-fabrication equipment as directed.
  • Be responsible for maintenance of equipment such as dressing of welding electrodes, oiling/greasing, machine settings, changing of tooling, and minor adjustments may be necessary. Complete necessary maintenance check sheets and inform Supervisor and / or Maintenance personnel of any problems
  • Maintain equipment and perform housekeeping duties as necessary.
  • Adheres to all environmental, health, safety rules and regulations, and work instructions including the use of ventilation equipment during welding operation and the use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Assist team in achieving plant and department goals by flexing when needed.
  • Assist with on-the-job training and continuous improvement.
  • Fosters an environment that promotes Eaton’s goals, philosophies, and encourages continuous improvement through participation and teamwork.
  • General knowledge of Eaton Quality Management System (EQMS).


Basic (Required):

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited school.
  • Six (6) months of prior welding experience or a technical diploma or certification in welding from an accredited institution
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates in the immediate geographic area (50-mile radius) will be considered.


  • 1-3 years’ weld experience in industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of basic shop math and welding symbols.
  • Ability to read and understand formal, informal drawings, and/or engineering drawings.


  • Ability to read written instructions and comprehend verbal instructions.
  • Ability to read and follow standard work.
  • Ability to use good judgment and problem-solving skills to make informed decisions.
  • Basic computer knowledge of Windows based operating systems and programs.
  • Ability to use measuring tape, and variable gauges, such as calipers.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use a crane once fully trained to lift items
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time. Repetitive lifting, bending, and squatting is inherent to this position
  • Ability to wear required PPE for the role including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, safety shoes, and protective arm and hand coverings

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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.