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CNC Set-Up Technician I - 1st Shift

North Charleston, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Aerospace Group is currently seeking a CNC Set-up Technician I to join our team.

This is a 1st Shift Position, based in North Charleston, SC.

  • Actively works to evaluate, create, document and train others in current and/or new processes for the department as a whole
  • As a Tech you are the first line (step) of the escalation plan
  • Supports department in lean activities including 5’s audits & process checks
  • Helps drive change through CIF & daily Kazan’s
  • Role model for the department (behavior and production when running product)
  • Knows how to set up and change over majority (or at least 75%) of machines in department assigned
  • Can trouble shoot and correct program, quality, technical and mechanical issues with machines
  • Collaboratively works with the Engineer and Programmer for the department assisting in any changes, updates, new program creations needed, and selecting/testing of new machines in the department.


  • You will read machine programs and perform program edits under engineering guidance.
  • You will properly set tools in machine locations required for set-up
  • You will perform part changeover including program retrieval and input
  • You will calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to load offsets
  • You will establish Z set-up position for sub-spindle
  • You will change out all tooling and properly build mill tools
  • You will calibrate pre-setter arm by resetting parameters or tool settler or spindle probe
  • You will troubleshoot and eliminate variations that are out of process; i.e. run-out, flatness problems.
  • You will read and understand complex engineering drawings
  • You will read, understand, and rest machine program codes
  • You will manage parts with less than 10 part features
  • You will utilize Geometric Dimensioning Tolerancing results to make adjustments to work offsets


  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution required.
  • Minimum 4 years  CNC machine setup experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to train and evaluate effectively
  • Must be able to setup machines for 75% of department
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area will be considered for this position.
  • 6 years’ experience setting up CNC machines
  • Experience using lean or lean tools
  • Technical degree in manufacturing, machining, or related field
  • Experience leading teams

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: No

Requisition ID: 067657