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Press Operator - 3rd Shift

Company: Eaton
Location: Kearney
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Eaton's Vehicle division is currently seeking a Press Operator on 3rd shift to join our team. This position is based at our Kearney, NE facility. Relocation assistance will be provided.

This is a direct, full-time position that offers full benefits the day you start. In addition to Eaton's competitive benefits, Eaton offers a salary of $20.00/hour plus a shift differential for being on 3rd shift. Earn up to a $2,000 sign on bonus!

Position Overview:

The Press Operator is responsible for promoting safety, quality, production and 5S. The operator will be responsible to complete changeovers in a timely manner, change their own tooling and minor troubleshooting of the press, which could include the lube system, kickouts, rails, etc. Although this position would start on an automated forge press, the employee would be expected to learn additional operations such as manual valve press, material handler, shear operator, quality control, and die assembly.

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:

  • Operate automatic and manual Valve forge presses
  • Troubleshoot machine malfunctions and performs minor maintenance on machine
  • Communicate with audit/quality control and keep area clean (5S) supervisor
  • Perform set-up on presses for different valve prints
  • Sort valves, gears, and slugs for defects
  • Adjust machinery during changeover, punch and dies and identify quality issues
  • Utilize gauges to check valve/gear specifications

    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 from an accredited institution is required.
    • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future.

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • One or more years of industrial or manufacturing experience is preferred
      • Understands Statistical Process Control methods
      • Previous knowledge and experience with Blueprints or engineering drawings
      • Previous fork truck operation
      • Ability to setup machinery and read process sheets
      • Visual inspection of cold and hot parts and entering data into computer

        Position Criteria:
        • Position may require daily overtime, 7 days a week and working holidays.
        • Physical requirements include constantly being on your feet, using a set of tongs to grab hot valves and perform quality checks. The employee would be working in extreme heat in the summer. When operating an automated press the employee will be on their feet for their shift.
        • Some walking required when completing change overs or tooling changes.
        • Lifting up to 50 lbs, pushing, pulling when changing tooling. In addition to the plant wide PPE the operator is required to wear green tinted glasses, shop coat and gloves.

          As a contractor with the Federal government, Eaton is subject to the Executive Order mandating COVID-19 vaccination. As permitted by applicable law, the candidate(s) hired under this posting must provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines, or request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement. Vaccination status will not be verified until after an offer of employment is provided, and candidates may also request a medical, pregnancy or religious accommodation at that time.

          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 or send an email to:

          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.


          Manufacturing & Operations


          North America - US/Puerto Rico

          Primary Location

          United States-Nebraska-Kearney

          Work Locations

          Kearney NE Loc


          VEH NAA North America Auto

          Job Level

          Entry Level



          Does this position offer relocation?

          Relocation from within hiring country only



          Requisition ID :105250

Keywords: Eaton, Lincoln , Press Operator - 3rd Shift, Other , Kearney, Nebraska

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