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CNC Set up Machinist I - 2nd Shift

North Charleston, South Carolina
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton Aerospace Group is currently seeking a CNC Setup Machinist I to join our team. This position is based in North Charleston, SC


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 be able to perform all functions of the operator role of designated machine(s) at Fully Trained expertise level
  • 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 read machine programs and perform speeds and feeds edits under engineering guidelines.
  • You will read, understand, and reset CNC machine program codes
  • You will be able to calculate and input axis coordinates for CNC machines up to 3 axis’s or use spindle probe to determine work offsets
  • You will calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to determine work offsets
  • You will utilize Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing results to make adjustments to work offsets
  • You will be able to run mills or lathes
  • You will cross train other employees in machine operations


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating CNC lathes and/or mills in a manufacturing or operations environment or equivalent education
  • Must have one (1) 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.
  • Relocation Assistance is provided. 
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: 070665