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CNC Setup Machinist I 1st Shift

North Charleston, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Aerospace Group located in N. Charleston, SC has an opening for a Setup Machinist I – 1st shift.

Primary Function:

The setup machinist will lead the transition/changeover between production runs on various CNC machines such as mills and lathes then operate select machines through the remainder of the production run while ensuring quality parts from the work cell.

Essential Functions:
  • Able to perform all functions of the operator role of designated machine(s) at Fully Trained expertise level
  • Properly set tools in machine locations required for set-up
  • Perform part changeover including program retrieval and input
  • Effectively use pre-setter arm or tool setter and perform tool offsets
  • Establish work offsets (G54, G55, etc.) manually and utilizing probing technology
  • Change out all tooling and properly build tools
  • General understanding of CNC programs
  • Recognize, clear or eliminate machine alarms
  • Troubleshoot and eliminate variations that are out of process; i.e. run-out, flatness problems.
  • Read machine programs and perform speeds and feeds edits under engineering guidelines.
  • Ability understand, comprehend, and interpret the decimal system in order to measure down to the millionths
  • Able to perform all functions of the operator role of designated machine(s) at full trained expertise level
  • Able to calculate and input axis coordinates for CNC machines up to 3 axis’s or use spindle probe to determine work offsets
  • Display management of part specific tooling packages <10 tools per process
  • Able to manage parts with less than 10 part features
  • Calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to determine work offsets
  • Utilize Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing results to make adjustments to work offsets
  • Able to run mills or lathes
  • Cross train other employees in machine operations
  • Follow all Eaton safety policies and standards
  • Fulfill the requirements of the Quality Policy and Quality Management System
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment adhering to 5S Principles
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating CNC lathes and /or mills in a manufacturing or operations environment or equivalent education
  • Must have one (1) year experience setting up CNC lathes and/or mills
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • 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
  • Relocation is not provided. Candidate must reside within 50 mile radius of North Charleston, SC to be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical degree in manufacturing, machining, or related field
  • Journeyman’s Toolmaker Certification
  • Experience with CNC or conversational programming
  • Experience operating a variety of manual machines (lathes, mills, jig bore, grinders etc.)
  • Familiar with Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, TPM, Error Proofing, Standardized Work, Set up Reduction, Continuous Flow, and Pull
  • Experience in Troubleshooting Problems using quality tools such as statistics, 8D, 5 Why, Fishbone diagrams, etc.
  • PC computer skills (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, etc...) with ability to learn other programs
  • Ability  to understand and interpret blueprints and sketches including proficiency in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Ability to perform basic shop math.
  • Ability to demonstrate mechanical aptitude.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—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. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FMC Fuel Motion Control Systems

Job Level: Entry Level
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 047520