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Laser Operator - 1st Shift


Computer Operator


Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

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

The hourly rate for this position is $20.80 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:

The Laser Machine Operator is responsible for converting sheet metal into parts needed to build transformer and regulator tanks. They are responsible for moving necessary materials to the laser and routine maintenance of the machine. Laser Machine Operators must be willing to do various jobs as directed and assist all other team members as needed to build products through the continuous flow line.

We never leave you unprepared. We offer several pieces of training: Laser operation, troubleshooting techniques, and other related training to help you succeed.

In this function, you will:

  • Load appropriate materials onto laser table and perform laser cutting operations per specifications, work instructions, schedules, and drawings.
  • Complete tasks for laser operation while applying standard practices; perform set-up and operation on laser; use steel gauge to validate thickness of appropriate materials loaded for specific job orders; load correct materials and unload and sort all parts; use precision instruments to check tolerances and visually check quality of parts.
  • Operate a forklift and crane.
  • Keep work area clean and provide a safe environment of area for self and others.
  • Wear PPE including safety glasses w/side shields, ear plugs or other hearing protection, steel-toed boots w/meta-tarsals, and gloves.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with lasers in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the safe operation of various types of material handling equipment such as forklifts and cranes.
  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution.


  • Ability to read and interpret measuring devices (such as tape measure)
  • Ability to troubleshoot minor program errors independently; work under little supervision.
  • Must possess basic math skills to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and convert fractions to decimals and vice versa.
  • Ability to read blueprints along with understanding verbal and written instructions, schedules, documents and specifications
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE(Personal Protective Equipment) such as safety glasses w/side shields, earplugs or other hearing protection, steel-toed boots w/meta-tarsals, gloves, and any other PPE and follow safe manufacturing and material handling practices as required with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • 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.