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Eaton Corporation Assembly Technician in Davenport, Iowa

The Assembly Technician is responsible for performing routine and non-routine technical and diverse work on a variety of life support, air-to-air refueling, and personal survival equipment systems.

In this function you will:

  • Perform multi-faceted work that is necessary to build, assemble, inspect, test, calibrate, diagnose, analyze, troubleshoot, repair, replace, modify and program a variety of products and product lines

  • Construct and assemble new products in their developmental stage; work with Engineers on prototype units, first article, and developmental units or upgrades to existing units

  • Set up and operate various metal fabricating equipment including rolling machine, drills and saws

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools (including drills, sanders, files, grinders, rivet guns, and paint equipment), jigs, fixtures, gauges, and measuring and test equipment

  • Document and maintain records of work activity for current and future reference

  • All other related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • 2 year technical degree (electrical or electrical/mechanical) or mechanical degree

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 70 miles of Davenport, IA to be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation

  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience within a Manufacturing environment

  • 3 years troubleshooting experience acquired within the last 5 years

Position Criteria:

  • Must possess demonstrable skills in areas that encompass electronics, electro-mechanical, mechanical and hybrid combinations of the above

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in job related math skills

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret technical and written instructions, engineering blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams including stack-up of tolerances

  • Must understand electronic circuitry and be able to use electronic tools and test equipment to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair electronic components and assemblies

  • Must be able to perform assigned duties without benefit of a family of special tooling and/or test equipment



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 412-893-3600 or send an email to:

What you will get from us

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably. 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 day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees.

We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest power management challenges on the planet and by never losing sight of what matters. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We pledge to always foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. In the past year, our company has received top employment recognition by the Human Rights Campaign and almost fifty percent of our Board of Directors represented diverse groups. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the recent announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030. We are ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and committed to learning. We are confident we can deliver on our promise to improve the quality of life and the environment because of the attributes that our employees embody.

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.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: AER MSD Mission System Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: No