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Paint Line Operator - 1st Shift

Eaton’s Electrical Power Distribution Controls Division is currently seeking a Paint Line Operator on 1st shift to join our team. This position is based at our Arden, NC location.   


Position Overview:

The primary function of the Paint Line Operator is to perform operator maintenance tasks and collaborate with paint line personnel to achieve daily 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:

  • Perform initial set-up for machine operation
  • Operate equipment/machinery to produce painted parts
  • Maintain inventory of supplies necessary to perform daily operations of paint line
  • Perform quality checks to ensure quality standards are met
  • Perform necessary operator maintenance on fabrication equipment
  • Provide on-the-job training  as needed
  • Perform TPM and 5S+ responsibilities daily
  • Flex to perform other responsibilities as needed


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 G.E.D from an accredited institution
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Arden, NC facility will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Fabrication
  • Past experience with powder coat


Position Criteria:

  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds – waist, shoulder, overhead
  • Proven history of safe work habits
  • Must be able to work effectively without direct supervision
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with the team in a fast paced environment
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office, Internet, machine-specific programs, etc.
  • Must be able to work overtime – weekdays and weekends


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.


Why work at Eaton?  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:  






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 PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Salary Range
$22,000.00 - 31,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Arden, NC 28704, US