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Assembler - 1st Shift

Company: Eaton
Location: Sumter
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Eaton is currently seeking a Panelboard/Switchboard Assembler on 1st Shift to join our team. This position is based out of our Sumter, SC facility. Openings available in Switchboard Main Floor/FDS, IFS, Mission Critical, and Panelboard 3A.

The Assembler in panelboard/switchboard assembly will be responsible for selecting and installing various components/devices utilizing hand and power tools. You will utilize drawings/diagrams/blueprints to manufacture custom ordered switchboard and panelboards. You will effectively communicate and work with members of a team to complete your job function and meet safety, quality and productivity goals.

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:
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.
You will work from manufacturing information such as front views, bill of materials, drawings, blueprints, order entry systems, and oral or written instructions in order to assemble switchboards/panelboards and proactively identify missing components.
You will utilize various hand tools to accurately install material by closely following established procedures for completing assigned function.
You will maintain expected progress of jobs in area of assignment and communicate problem areas or part shortages.
You will proactively identify opportunities for process improvement as well as complete root cause analysis in response to issues with quality or production.
You will be responsible for quality, including visual inspections of material before and after assembly, identifying nonconforming parts, and troubleshooting errors.
You will cross train and stand in for other employees/job functions when necessary.

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 equivalent from an accredited institution.
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:
Computer literate.
Working knowledge of Lean concepts.
Some experience in assembly operation, or assembly requiring drawings or diagrams.
Ability to read and comprehend front views, one line diagrams, bills of material and pick sheets.

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


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 walk; stoop; lift; carry; push; pull; and grip. The employee is frequently required to lift/carry up to 35 pounds. The employee is frequently required to push/pull up to or greater than 35 pounds. 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 listen and to talk.


We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.
Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
Healthcare/retirement savings programs
Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)


Eaton also 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 412-893-3600 or send an email to:


Manufacturing & Operations


North America - US/Puerto Rico

Primary Location

United States-South Carolina-Sumter

Work Locations

Sumter SC Loc


ES CRDS COMM Commercial

Job Level

Entry Level



Does this position offer relocation?




Requisition ID :111751

Keywords: Eaton, Columbia , Assembler - 1st Shift, Other , Sumter, South Carolina

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