Switchboard Inspector - 1st shift- Sumter, SC
Location:
Posted:
January 07, 2017
Reference:
020773
Job Description
Eaton Corporation in Sumter, SC has an opening for a Switchboard (SWBD) Inspector on 1st Shift.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
•To verify SWBDs are engineered and assembled to meet customer’s needs by referencing drawings, design literature, electrical / utility codes, and Sumter specific quality management documents (procedures, work instructions, standard work, etc.).
•Visually and mechanically inspect SWBDs, conduct limited electrical tests (Hi-Pot), and perform limited component functional tests to verify acceptability of assembled SWBD products; essential job requirement is to protect the customer (field installation personnel as well as end users) from quality problems.
 
Essential Functions:
•To inspect equipment, ensuring it meets customer specification as well as safety and quality requirements.
• Inspect and Hi-Pot SWBD product produced on all lines, according to inspection work instructions and in accordance with applicable governmental requirements, to confirm proper function of SWBDs and electrical components and identify any product non-conformances.  Document inspections made on applicable checklist.
•Requires thorough knowledge of basic electricity, current flow, component functionality, schematics/wiring diagrams and assembly processes on all lines. (Hi-Pot, Shunt Trip ) 
•Use Hi-Pot, continuity test, and component-specific testing devices to perform electrical testing.  Verify switches and circuit breakers function properly. Verify torqued connections using torque wrench, per inspection instructions. Conduct electrical and mechanical tests per safety and training requirements and procedures. (Hi-Pot) 
•Examine and verify mating structures (all structures in a line-up) as necessary to ensure that job is complete and field installation is problem-free (i.e. splice plate dimensions, kirk key coordination, etc).
•Verify that any revisions released to the production floor regarding functionality and customer specifications are incorporated into the product, all documentation reflects the current revision, and previous revisions of documents are not used / discarded.  (Process and Update paperwork accurately – POM, test reports, etc.)
•Ensure that component literature and necessary product documentation are included with the job.  
•Thoroughly document non-conformances, which are critical quality records, to aid problem solving and continuous improvement efforts.  Communicate production non-conformances to appropriate production personnel in a timely manner and verify required rework.  Communicate design errors to appropriate front end personnel for correction, obtain revisions, and verify required rework.
•Ensure that suspect product is identified as such at all times to prevent unintended use.
•Serve as informal trainer for production associates, communicate well with other associates, and build positive relationships that support job objectives and teamwork. Providing assistance particularly for complex tasks and for product requirements that may not be precisely defined (i.e. barrier placement).
•Troubleshoot, update, develop test setups and new procedures when current procedures are inaccurate.
•Monitor work flow on all production lines and prioritize inspection tasks between all lines to minimize flow disruption.
•Coordinate with other inspector and testers to transfer incomplete jobs from one shift to the other such that no inspections or  tests are missed and full accountability is maintained.
•Support problem solving and continuous improvement efforts by bringing attention to quality problems, participating on improvement teams, and working with production personnel to resolve minor problems.
•Work in a safe manner, observing all safety rules and protocol.  Report unsafe situations to appropriate supervisors / managers.  Stop all work immediately if unsafe conditions warrant.
•To constantly evolve in product and process knowledge.
•To follow procedures with efficiency and attention to details, with little supervision.
•Maintain orderly and clean work area.
•Record any measurable statistics which the position impacts such as production expenses, maintenance expenses, sales volumes, payroll costs, capital expenditures, research budgets, cost of purchases, value of inventories controlled, employees supervised (direct and indirect).
•Warranty Costs
•Customer Quality Management (CQMs)
•Turnbacks
•Scrap Costs
 
Additional Information:
•The SWBD product is a customized offering requiring that each job be thoroughly examined to understand the unique requirements.
•Job is fast-paced at times and requires multi-tasking. 
•There is high accountability associated with job performance. 
•The incumbent requires the ability to work in an environment of high pressure and high expectations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
Minimum of 3-years of experience in Switchboard Assembly or equivalent
Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
Must reside within 50 miles of Sumter SC – no relocation provided.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Two-Year Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics  (Associate's Degree in Mechatronics)
 
Position Criteria:
Knowledge of basic electricity, current flow, and component functionality.
• Knowledge of all assembled SWBD product designs (i.e. PRL-C, PRL-I, IFS, FDS, MF, etc.)
• Experience in applicable UL codes, NEC codes, regional utility codes, customer-specific requirements.
• Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret manufacturing documents, including front view, MIs, Blow-Thrus, Wiring Diagrams, component literature, engineering drawings, and testing procedures.


Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers. Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.
A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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