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Technician - Military Veterans

at Eaton

Eaton’s IS AER FMC division is currently seeking a Technician.

The hourly rate for this position is $27 per hour. The hours for first shift are flexible; 5:30 am or 7:00 am - 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm

Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. 

What you’ll do:

Eaton Aerospace Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division is currently seeking a Technician to join our team. This position is based at our Grand Rapids, MI location.   

Position Overview: 

The Technician is responsible for assembling, testing, and troubleshooting electro-mechanical components as specified in applicable documents with minimal supervision for the OE and/or Repairs Value Stream.
Please note, certain duties performed by this role require this position to be subject to the guidelines of our Repair Station Certificate and are subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing.

In this function you will:

•    Assemble and test mechanical assemblies, subassemblies, and top assemblies to scheduled delivery date. Prioritize work to ensure business goals are met. Ensure activities are performed correctly and proper tooling and documentation is used. Requires little to no supervision.
•    Use test equipment to perform in process testing and final Acceptance Test Procedures (ATPs).
•    Perform lock wire/safety wire and nameplate.
•    Utilize hand tools such as, but not limited to, pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, arbor press, vises, soldering iron, depth micrometers, calipers, lockwire pliers, dial indicators, pressure gauges, flow meters, multimeters, and other basic hand tools as required.
•    Perform visual inspection, identify any defective items and handle according to established procedures.
•    Assist in process improvements.
•    Support engineering on new production manufacturability.
•    Adhere to operational procedures and ensure tooling is in calibration before use.
•    Maintain clean and safe work area. Adhere to all safety rules and regulations.
•    Other duties as assigned. May be reassigned to cover workload in other areas of production as necessary.


•    Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
•    Associates Degree in Technical Field or equivalent of six (6) years in assembly and testing of electromechanical actuators or similar equipment. 
•    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 50-mile radius of Grand Rapids, Michigan will be considered.  Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:     

•    Aerospace manufacturing experience preferred





Position Criteria:

•    Participate in functional cross training within all major requirements of the assigned department and demonstrate willingness to support any area of the business.
•    Ability to read, understand and follow product specifications, drawings, and work orders in English
•    Working knowledge of shop test equipment and testing procedures.  
•    Know-how and ability to work with inspection gages, multi-meters, volt meters, force scales, torque wrenches, and electrical test equipment.
•    Knowledge of fundamental electrical components and mechanical physics.  Ability to identify wire by color code.
•    Solder certification will be provided. Prior experience preferred in IPC certification J-STD001, 7711, A610.  Ability to cross train on a variety of hardware/sub-assemblies and test procedures.
•    Position includes standing, bending, twisting and the capability to lift / move up to 40lbs. 

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 1-800-836-6345 to discuss your specific need. Only accommodation requests will be accepted by this phone number.

We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.   


Grand Rapids, MI


At Eaton, we value many of the skills and competencies that you gained in your military career.

  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

These are our values too!

As we aspire to be a model of inclusion and diversity in our industry, we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique. We create an environment that fosters learning and teaching, allowing employees to reach their full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

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.



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