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Production Welder - 1st Shift

Manufacturing and Production



Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Production Welder - 1st Shift to join our team on Badger Dr. in Waukesha, WI!

The hourly rate for this position is $22.30 per hour. The core hours are 7 am - 3 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!

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:

Operates a mig welding machine and air grinder, assembling and welding tank covers, nut guards, doors, risers/sills, production orders, switch module cubicle components, and single/three phase cubicle components. Operator checks parts against prints to assure proper dimensions and locations. The welder is responsible for proper fit and appearance of finished part, according to quality specifications.

In this function, you will:

  • Determine if material is to specs, check prints for E.C.O.’s N.C.R.’s, etc., and for latest revisions.
  • Set-up material in positioner, jig, or fixtures. Make simple layouts when required.
  • Weld or stud weld various types of hardware to the part being built.
  • Tack weld part, adjusting wire feed for proper size weld seam.
  • Grind excess weld and trim edges for fit of parts and appearance.
  • Operate crane, electric stacker, and other mechanical assists to move, position, and unload heavy parts and assemblies.
  • Operate oxyacetylene cutting/carbon arc torch and replace mig torch body, lever switch, and hoses from wire feed to torch body.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or GED is required from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of manufacturing experience or completion of a Welding Certification.
  • 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 work overtime when required.
  • 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.


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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.