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Programming Technician 3rd Shift

Searcy, Arkansas
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Programming Technician to join our third shift team. This position is based at our Searcy, AR facility.
The Programming Technician will modify and develop CNC programs from product and tooling drawings that will produce precision parts in accordance with applicable engineering specifications.  Emphasis in this position is the complete preparation of CNC programs, documentation, and the training of the shop floor personnel.  Interaction will be required with manufacturing engineers, supervisors, support people and other employees to satisfy the needs of our customers and Eaton.
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.
  • You will modify and create programs with proper tool sequence and feeds/speeds to optimize CNC programs.
  • You will set up, adjust, prove out programs, and operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools to exact tolerances.
  • You will program and document revisions as required including work procedures, tool lists, and JIP sheets.
  • You will collect and compile data for PPAP submittal.
  • You will program 4 & 5 axis mills, grinders, and Swiss style lathes.
  • You will work from drawings, specifications, programs, setup instructions, and other data to meet deadlines.
  • You will setup machines for operations such as boring, milling, drilling, facing, threading, diamond bar lapping and occasional profiling and contouring.
  • You will operate Coordinate Measurement Machines(CMM), height gage, calipers, micrometers, profilometers and other quality gages to verify part quality.
  • You will calibrate and operate onboard measurement probes to establish work coordinates.
  • You will create and manipulate part geometry for CNC programs in CAM software.
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Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating manual, NC, and/or CNC machine tools or previous programming experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Searcy, AR will be considered
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Vocational certificate or two year degree in machining or a related field
  • CMM Programming experience
  • Cutting tool knowledge
  • Previous experience with AutoCAD, CADKey, ProE, or other drafting package
  • Previous experience with MasterCAM, Esprit, or other CAM software preferred
  • Blueprint reading, including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD & T)
  • Shop math for machinist (inch to metric conversion, addition / subtraction of decimals and fractions, etc.)
  • Gauging concepts and techniques (calipers, height gages, micrometers, profilometer, roundness gages, plug gages, air gages, dial depth gages, etc.)
Position Success Criteria:
  • Previous experience in job setups requiring tooling and fixturing changes
  • Knowledge of Lean principles
  • Ability to read and interpret technical information i.e. drawings, CMM reports, engineering standards, JIP sheets, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability of writing programs for horizontal machining centers and / or turning machines
  • Uploading and downloading files “DNC”
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with run out, flatness, parallelism, and hole positioning is a must
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Understand ability to use precision measurement equipment (calipers, height gages, micrometers, profilometer, roundness gages, plug gages, air gages, dial depth gages, etc.)
  • Operation of personal computer including Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Previous experience creating and modifying engineering drawings on paper or with a computer

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: HYD PMC Power Motion Control

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?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 051302