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CNC Setup Machinist III - 2nd shift

North Charleston, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description


Eaton Aerospace Group is currently seeking a CNC Setup Machinist III to join our team. This position is based in North Charleston, SC and relocation will be provided for those who are not local.


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.


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 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 change out all tooling and properly build tools
  • You will have general understanding of CNC programs
  • You will recognize, clear or eliminate machine alarms
  • You will troubleshoot and eliminate variations that are out of process; i.e. run-out, flatness problems.
  • 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 have ability understand, comprehend, and interpret the decimal system in order to measure down to millionths
  • You will  be able to perform all functions of the Operator and Setup Machinist I, II role of designated machine(s) at full trained expertise level
  • You will read, understand, and reset CNC machine program codes
  • You will be able to determine and run work offsets for 4 or more axis, single machine and dual pallet machining centers
  • You will display advanced management of part specific tooling packages more than 30 tools per process
  • You will be able to manage parts more than 50 part features
  • You will calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to determine work offsets – 6 or more offsets
  • 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
  • You will be able to run Mill and Lathes
  • You will cross train other employees in machine operations
  • You will follow all Eaton safety policies and standards
  • You will fulfill the requirements of the Quality Policy and Quality Management System
  • You will maintain a clean and safe working environment adhering to 5S Principles

Additional benefits to include:  Health insurance effective from first day of employment, air conditioned and well maintained facility, paid lunch, two weeks of vacation upon hire.  Eaton is invested in the learning and development of its employees, offering tuition assistance and capitalizing on new machining and measuring equipment.



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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

Requisition ID: 070637