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Switchboard Wiring Technician


Computer Technician


Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ARS division is currently seeking a Switchboard Wiring Technician. The hours are Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm. The rate for this position is $18.50 per hour. This position is also eligible for a variable incentive program. Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based on candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

In the Wiring Technician role, you will wire switchboard or panelboard products and provide wiring expertise. You will effectively communicate and work with members of a team to complete work assignments and meet safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity goals.

In this function, you will:

• Contribute to a safe, engaged, and inclusive work culture by complying with all policies, including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment, and performing 5S duties.

• Use various tools, such as wire strippers and plyers to perform the electrical wiring assembly of switchboards or panelboards.

• Work from manufacturing information such as front views, bill of materials, wiring diagrams, drawings, blueprints, order entry systems, and oral or written instructions to accurately select and install the correct wires and complete production on time.

• Be responsible for understanding power flow and referencing guidelines to comply with regulations when wiring switchboards or panelboards.

• Maintain expected progress of jobs in the area of assignment and communicate problem areas or part shortages.

• Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement as well as complete root cause analysis in response to issues with quality or production.

• Be responsible for quality, including visual inspections of material before and after wiring, identifying nonconforming parts, and troubleshooting errors.

• Cross-train and stand in for other employees/job functions when necessary.


Basic Qualifications:

• High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.

• Minimum 1 year of wiring experience or successful completion of Eaton wiring certification.

• 1 year experience in manufacturing or operations and/or technical experience in an industrial setting.

• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

• No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate area of the Sumter facility (50-mile radius) will be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications :

• Demonstrated comprehension of wiring diagrams, schematics, and power flow

• Experience with Eaton systems including PLM (Enovia) and material management (DMM).

• Working knowledge of Lean concepts.

• Some experience in Panelboard assembly operation, or assembly requiring drawings or diagrams.

• Ability to read and comprehend front views, one-line diagrams, and bills of material.


Position Criteria:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills, persuasive skills, and analytical problem-solving skills. Work with individuals and groups to effectively participate within team environment.

• Demonstrated comprehension of power flow.

• Utilize various hand tools to wire and verify quality in switchboards/panelboards in a lean environment.

• Self-driven and able to produce desired results with minimal direction.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach at or above shoulder level, grip, and use hands to handle and feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, lift, carry, push, pull, and grip. The employee is frequently required to lift/carry up to 35 pounds and to push/pull up to or greater than 35 pounds with or without accommodation. The vision requirements include far and close vision with depth perception and color discrimination. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to communicate.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to noise and frequently exposed to dust.

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