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General Welder - Transformers - 2nd Shift

Company: Eaton
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton’s Electrical Power Systems division is currently seeking a General Welder – Transformers Assembly Line – 2nd Shift to join our team, pay starting at $20.00/hour, depending on experience.  This position is based at our Badger Drive facility in Waukesha, WI.

This position is offering a sign-on bonus of $1,000*, less applicable withholding.

*Bonus terms:
•    Bonuses are being offered for a limited time only.  Applications must be submitted on or after June 11, 2021.
•    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: $500, less applicable withholding will be paid after three (3) months of employment and the remaining $500, less applicable withholding will be paid after nine (9) months of employment.

The General Welder will operate various types of welding equipment in both SAL and MAL.  This will include low voltage welding, welding on stainless and mild steel covers, using the robotic welder.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.



In this function you will:


  • Use weld fabrication equipment including: oxy-acetylene torch, plasma arc torch, tig-welder, mig-welders, stick electrode welder, grinders, drills and any other special tooling that may be required.
  • Use the manual robotic welder.
  • Work from basic prints, computer readouts, written and verbal instructions and material lists using judgment when complete prints are not available. 
  • Operate various types of material handling equipment including: bridge crane, jib crane, and manually operated hand trucks when necessary.
  • Put both weld-on and bolt-on covers to units – giving them a pressure test using air and soap.
  • Low voltage welding and mild and stainless steel cover welding.
  • Use care and coordinate hand and eye on seam welds to get proper and uniform build-up for good appearing welds. 
  • Work in Transformer assembly positions as needed.
  • Welder works in all positions; standing, kneeling, squatting, laying and bending.  Some parts are heavy, awkward to handle and require mechanical powered devices to lift position and move them. Welder is subjected to smoke, fumes, flash burns, cuts and burns to hands and body.  
  • Complete other duties as assigned.



Why work at Eaton? Below are a few of the outstanding benefits we offer:


  • Health benefits and Vacation time are available to use day one, Paid holidays, Shift premium, Retirement benefits, Paid Parental Leave, Educational Assistance Program, Wellness Reimbursement, and more!


When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Degree) from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of one (1) year manufacturing experience or a technical diploma in welding.
  • Ability to pass 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.


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.






We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery Division

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Keywords: Eaton, Waukesha , General Welder - Transformers - 2nd Shift, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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