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Eaton Corporation Tool & Die Maker in Davenport, Iowa

Eaton’s Mission Systems is currently seeking an Tool & Die Maker to join our team on 1 st Shift. This position is based at our Davenport, IA facility. This position comes with a competitive benefit package available on day 1 of hire, along with 15 paid holidays.

The pay rate for this role starts at $34.89/hour

Shift Hours: 7AM-3:30PM

Position Overview:

The Tool and Die Maker is responsible for building and repairing all types, sizes, and shapes of jigs, fixtures, tools, and dies.

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 an array of precision machines, such as conventional lathes, mills, drill presses, and CNCs

  • Determines specifications for inspection of work using precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspection before, during and after machining.

  • Use various hand tools and measuring devices

  • Plans and performs the set-up and operation of all types of machine shop tools, considering types of material, tolerances, types of cutting tools, coolant, lubricants, and machine feeds and speeds.

  • Perform various phases of deburring operations

  • Monitor work to ensure that the machine is not malfunctioning

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 is required

  • Must possess a current journeyman’s status as a Tool & Die Maker from an accredited institution.

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

  • 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.

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 70-mile radius of Davenport, IA will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 8 years of work experience with tool and die

Position Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of geometric Tolerancing, trigonometry, and shop math as they relate to specific job duties

  • Must be able to read and interpret wide variety of written instructions (including prints and sketches)

  • Must be skilled in the use of various kinds of power tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and measuring equipment as required by the job

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift 50 pounds without assistance

  • Must be able to follow both oral and written instructions when performing job duties

  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to work with limited supervision

  • Must be able to manufacture to exact specifications using a variety of materials including metals (both ferrous and non-ferrous), plastics, glass, laminated stock, rubber, wood, etc.

  • Must be able to use the measuring and gauging equipment to perform tasks to exact specifications

  • Must demonstrate a high degree of craftsmanship, independent judgment, and problem-solving skills

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)

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.



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 us at 412-893-3600 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number. All other inquiries related to your job search will not be supported by this phone number.

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

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 have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company’s operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

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