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Eaton Corporation Machine Operator - 1st Shift in Worcester, Massachusetts

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS division is currently seeking a Machine Operator - 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 Machine Operator- 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 $20.00 - 22.50 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:

Set-up/operation of multiple mechanical or hydraulic brakes, presses, shears, turret punch presses, grinders, and spot welders to fabricate components for product assemblies to meet customer demands. Maintain necessary records for all operations including 1st. piece inspection and safety start-up. Monitor equipment conditions and perform basic preventative maintenance. Checks completed parts to ensure compliance to Eaton Quality standards and makes necessary adjustments when required to meet quality goals.

In this function you will:

  • Determine necessary tooling and program to complete production.

  • Determine and enter the Process parameters required for work order.

  • Operate equipment/machinery to produce parts

  • Interpret work orders including written, oral, Kanban cards, and drawings

  • Maintain necessary tools and materials for continuous operation

  • Inspect final component against work specifications

  • Maintain equipment and perform housekeeping duties as necessary.

  • Adheres to all environmental, health, safety rules and regulations, and work instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Assist team in achieving plant and department goals by flexing when needed.

  • Support 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 institution

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • Minimum of six (6) months prior experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Only candidates in the immediate geographic area (50-mile radius) will be considered.

  • Ability to read and

  • understand formal, informal drawings, and/or engineering drawings.


  • Experience with Eaton systems including DMM and AS-400.

  • Experience reading blueprint, manufacturing diagrams or drawings, or operating instructions.

  • Previous experience in sheet metal fabrication including experience with standard punch and bend tooling and processes


  • Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Receive information from team members regarding customer needs and product requirements and utilize this information to perform one’s function.

  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve any obstacles or delays that may occur in the production process.

  • Knowledge of basic shop math.

  • Willingness to flex to different areas as needed.

  • Basic computer knowledge of Windows based operating systems and programs.

  • Ability to use measuring tape, and variable gauges, such as calipers.

  • Ability to change tooling/tooling parameters.

  • Ability to lift, push and pull 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.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call us at 1-800-836-6345 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.

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.