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General Welder - 2nd Shift

Manufacturing and Production



Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a General Welder - 2nd Shift to join our team on Lincoln Ave. 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.

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 24th, 2023 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 General Welder operates various types of welding equipment for general repair work and production work. This may include patching leaks on oil filled units, repairing painted parts, welding radiators to tanks, welding on covers and repairing field returns.

In this function, you will:

  • Fabricate rework on tanks and parts called for by NCR's and ECN's using available engineering information.
  • Correct fabrication errors caused by mistakes on the Weidematic tapes or general errors from the machine portion of fabrication.
  • Rework field return tanks and parts. Cut covers off using the air-air process or grinding stone when necessary.
  • Use all weld fabrication equipment including oxy-acetylene torch, plasma arc torch, tig-welder, MIG-welders, stick electrode welder, stud welder, arc-air machine, iron worker, power hacksaw, vacuum pump, sabre saw, grinders, drills and any other special tooling.
  • Operate various types of material handling equipment including bridge crane, jib crane, gas and electric lift trucks and manually operate hand trucks.
  • Repair leaks on oil filled units.
  • Weld radiators and lightning arrester brackets to transformers which requires some fitting and aligning.
  • Put weld on covers to both Terra Tran and power units - giving them a pressure test using air and soap.
  • Perform internal tank repair work with core and coil assembly in the tank with supervisor approval.


  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Degree) from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of a one-year Technical Diploma in MIG and ARC welding AND/OR a minimum of one year of MIG and ARC welding experience.
  • Successfully complete Eaton Weld test.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.
  • No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the Waukesha, WI facility. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.


  • Ability to interpret prints, quality specifications, and applicable instructions for safety, maintenance, operating, and engineering.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • 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 accommodation


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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.