Grinder / Machinist A

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace division is seeking a Grinder/Machinist A on 2nd shift to join our team. The position is based at our Los Angeles, CA (near Glendale metro) 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.

In this function you will:
  • Perform set up, which includes selection, mounting, balancing and truing wheel, securing work holding device/work rotating device setting speeds, feeds and drive dogs.

  • Work from operational sketches and blueprints to determine size and form.  Where not given, select appropriate grinding wheel.

  • Use a variety of mechanical and electronic precision measuring instruments to check size during and after operation.

  • Majority of work consists of close tolerance grinding operations where quality finishes are necessary and frequent changes in set-up are required.  Concentricity or run-out problems may be encountered, and work must be indicated before grinding.

  • Set up and operate all equipment with minimum assistance and be familiar with the work procedures involved in grinding a large variety of parts.  Changes in set-up, maintenance of close tolerances, and quality finishes require almost constant attention.

  • Perform more than one operation at a time as directed by the supervisor.

  • Perform necessary part marking.

  • Chart, plot and react to data per SPC requirement.  Load and unload Datamytes.

  • Be able to grind to tolerances of 0.0001 of an inch


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:
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution

  • Must have eight (8) years’ of set-up and operation of precision production grinding machines

  • 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.

  • 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. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

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

Preferred qualifications:
  • Two (2) year of which must be on CNC grinding machines Technical degree in manufacturing, machining, or related field

  • Experience with CNC or conversational programming
  • 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

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.


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.

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