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Machinist A

Los Angeles, California
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is seeking a CNC Lathe Machinist on 1st shift to join our team. The position is based at our Los Angeles, CA facility.

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

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

• You will properly set tools in machine locations required for set-up

• You will perform part changeover including program retrieval and input

• You will effectively use pre-setter arm or tool setter and perform tool offsets

• You will establish work offsets (G54, G55, etc.) manually and utilizing probing technology

• You will calibrate pre-setter arm by resetting parameters or tool setter or spindle probe

• You will read machine programs and perform speeds and feeds edits under engineering guidelines.

• You will comprehend and interpret the decimal system in order to measure down to the millionths

• You will 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

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

We are 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.


Basic Qualifications:

•High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required

•Must have a minimum of  five (5) years’ experience operating CNC lathes in a manufacturing or operations environment

•Must have five (5) years’ experience setting up CNC lathes

•No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Los Angeles, CA facility will be considered for this position.

•Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

•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.

•Eaton will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the FCIHO

Position Criteria:

•Must be able to understand and interpret blueprints and sketches including proficiency in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

•Must be able to perform basic shop math.
•Must have demonstrated mechanical aptitude.

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


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
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 063651