Eaton’s Electrical Power Systems division has a  Coil Winding Machine Operator Apprenticeship Program – 2nd Shift , pay starting at  $22.09-$30.00/hour with a shift premium of $1.25/ hour . No prior experience is required to participate in this apprenticeship! This position is based at our North Street Facility in Waukesha, WI.

The Coil Winder Machine Operator Apprentice will set-up and operate winding machines to produce coils of various size to specifications called for on winding sheets, winding diagrams, and order pouches. Coil conductor configurations include strip, round, and rectangular wire, in various combinations. The training apprenticeship program will include classroom technical training, welding and brazing training at WCTC, use of HoloLens virtual reality smart glasses, and on the job training.

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In this function you will:

  • Read and interpret winding specification documents.
  • Find the coil number, quantity, and revision, and also record the coil number on the coil and on labor recording paperwork. 
  • Install and adjust appropriate devices as needed onto the coil winding machine in order to meet window sizing specifications.
  • Load strip, conductor, and insulating paper to dereeling mechanisms on the machine.
  • Measure materials, make adjustments to the machine to accommodate materials, and verify proper alignment.
  • Place and adjust the coil form as specified.
  • Apply pack out as needed per specification, repeated on each section of the coil.
  • Fold, insulate, and tape-weld pre-cut leads to strip stock of coil body.
  • Operate a crimping tool to crimp wire to static shielding.
  • Complete two-week welding and brazing training at WCTC
  • Why work at Eaton?  Below are a few of the outstanding benefits we offer:

  • Training and support for your career development
  • Health benefits and Vacation time are available to use day one, Paid holidays, Shift premium, Retirement benefits, Paid Parental Leave, Educational Assistance Program, Wellness Reimbursement, and more!
  • 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 GED (General Education Degree) from an accredited institution.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.
  • No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the Waukesha, WI facility. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
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  • Minimum of one (1) year manufacturing experience or military technical training.
  • Minimum of six (6) months prior coil winding experience.
  • Ability to interpret prints, quality specifications, and applicable instructions for safety, maintenance, operating, and engineering.
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