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CNC Setup Machinist III - 1st shift

North Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Greenville, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Aerospace Group located in N. Charleston, SC has an opening for a Setup Machinist III 1st shift.
Primary Responsibility:
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.
The Essential Functions Include:
  1. Properly set tools in machine locations required for set-up
  2. Perform part changeover including program retrieval and input
  3. Effectively use pre-setter arm or tool setter and perform tool offsets
  4. Establish work offsets (G54, G55, etc.) manually and utilizing probing technology
  5. Change out all tooling and properly build tools
  6. General understanding of CNC programs
  7. Recognize, clear or eliminate machine alarms
  8. Troubleshoot and eliminate variations that are out of process; i.e. run-out, flatness problems.
  9. Calibrate pre-setter arm by resetting parameters or tool setter or spindle probe
  10. Read machine programs and perform speeds and feeds edits under engineering guidelines.
  11. Ability understand, comprehend, and interpret the decimal system in order to measure down to the millionths
  12. Read, understand, and reset CNC machine program codes
  13. Able to perform all functions of the Operator and Setup Machinist I, II role of designated machine(s) at full trained expertise level
  14. Able to determine and run work offsets for 4 or more axis, single machine and dual pallet machining centers
  15. Display advanced management of part specific tooling packages more than 30 tools per process
  16. Able to manage parts with more than 50 part features
  17. Calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to determine work offsets (6 or more offsets)
  18. Read, understand and interpret complex engineering drawings, GD&T and complex CMM reports to make multiple work offsets including angular fixture offsets using basic trigonometry
  19. Able to run Mills and Lathes
  20. Cross train other employees in machine operations
  21. Follow all Eaton safety policies and standards
  22. Fulfill the requirements of the Quality Policy and Quality Management System
  23. Maintain a clean and safe working environment adhering to 5S Principles
  24. Other duties assigned


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must have a minimum of  five (5) years’ experience operating CNC lathes and/or mills in a manufacturing or operations environment or equivalent education
  • Must have three (3) years’ experience setting up CNC lathes and/or  mills
  • 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 
Position Criteria:
  • Must be able to perform basic shop math.
  • Must have demonstrated mechanical aptitude. +
  • Ability to understand, comprehend, and interpret the decimal system in order to measure down to .0001
  • Understand and demonstrate ability to use gauging equipment.
  • Must be able to understand and interpret blueprints and sketches including proficiency in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
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

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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?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 051808