Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical sector is currently seeking a Machinist to join our team. This position is based at our Reno, NV location. 

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.

In this function you will:
  • Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.

  • Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.

  • Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.

  • Set up and operate conventional or computer numerically controlled machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to cut, bore, grind, or otherwise shape parts to prescribed dimensions and finishes.

  • File, grind, shim, and adjust different parts to properly fit them together.

  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.

  • Conduct test runs with completed tools or dies to ensure that parts meet specifications, making adjustments as necessary.

  • Inspect finished dies for smoothness, contour conformity, and defects.

  • Smooth and polish flat and contoured surfaces of parts or tools, using scrapers, abrasive stones, files, emery cloths, or power grinders.

  • Lift, position, and secure machined parts on surface plates or worktables, using hoists, vises, v-blocks, or angle plates.

  • Measure, mark, and scribe metal or plastic stock to lay out machining, using instruments such as protractors, micrometers, scribes, and rulers.

  • Develop and design new tools and dies, using computer-aided design software.

  • Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes, using power saws, power shears, rules, and hand tools.

  • Design jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products.

  • Select metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys, based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.

  • Set pyrometer controls of heat-treating furnaces and feed or place parts, tools, or assemblies into furnaces to harden.

  • Set up and operate drill presses to drill and tap holes in parts for assembly.

  • Supports all facility Continuous Improvement and LEAN initiatives including, but not limited to:

  • Maintain 5-S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) throughout shop floor and office areas.

  • Track and sustain all visual management tools such as, but not limited to: layered audits, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) boards, and any additional LEAN tools that are deemed necessary to provide direction, goals and status to the shop floor.

  • Encourage, support, and actively participate in Kaizen improvements and events throughout the facility, department, and area of responsibility.

  • Other various duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

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



Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • A High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required

  • 2 Years Minimum experience in related field or comparable Trade School.

  • Read and write and communicate effectively in English.

  • Must have working knowledge of Shop Math including Trigonometry, Angles and Circle interpolation.

  • Capable of setting up & Operating all shop equipment (Lathes, Mills, Grinders etc.) to tolerances of +- .0005.

  • Working knowledge of all production machinery, equipment, and material forming.

  • Able to read, accurately interpret and produce parts from blue prints and shop drawings.

  • Working knowledge of progressive die construction.

  • Able to identify different gauges and types of raw material.

  • Able to accurately inspect tooling and read Micrometers, calipers, dial indicators etc. within .0005.

  • Must have own basic hand tools and measuring instruments.

  • Able to work effectively and productively as member of a team with minimal supervision.

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Candidates must live within 50 miles of this location in order to be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand on feet continuously during working shift.

  • Able to regularly lift 50 pounds without assistance.

  • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment as required by company policy and procedure.

  • Able to work with water soluble oil coolants

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: EPG BLD BLine Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No