CNC Setup Machinist 2nd shift
North Charleston , South Carolina
December 12, 2017
Eaton Aerospace located in N. Charleston, SC has an opening for a CNC Set-up Operator in our Plates, Shafts and Turning HPWT on 2nd shift.
Primary Responsibility:
Lead the transition and 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.
Essential Functions:
  • Properly set tools in machine locations required for set-up
  • Perform part changeover including program retrieval and input
  • Effectively us pre-setter arm or tool setter and comp tools
  • Read and edit machine programs
  • Calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to load offsets
  • Establish Z set-up position for sub-spindle
  • Change out all tooling and properly build mill tools
  • Calibrate pre-setter arm by resetting parameters or tool settler or spindle proble
  • Recognize and eliminate machine alarms
  • Troubleshoot and eliminate variations that are out of process; i.e. run-out, flatness problems.
  • Cross train other employees in machine operations
  • Read and understand complex engineering drawings
  • Read, understand, and rest machine program codes
  • Follow all Eaton safety policies and standards
  • Fulfill the requirements of the Quality Policy and Quality Management System
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment adhering to 5S Principles
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Perform all functions of the operator role:
    • Properly start or restart equipment after power is interrupted or as a new start up.  Re-zero all axes and begin machining process at proper point in program. 
    • Keep machines consistently running
    • Identify non conformances utilizing trace, CMM and various inspection methods
    • Adjust and make offsets to bring parts within tolerance
    • Read and utilize process plan, blueprints, and program in prescribed sequence
    • Properly place parts, casting or stock in machine securely and accurately
    • Operate machines to perform prescribed functions on drawings
    • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings, blueprints, customer specification and internal drawings and procedures
    • Utilize Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • Bring machine tool back to desired location and resume cycle if cycle has been interrupted.  Understand function of proper usage and resetting of Emergency Stop Button
    • Ensure tool lengths correspond to offset register. Have full working knowledge of tool presetter
    • Identify alarm codes and respond with corrective measures
    • Understand status lights, door interlocks, interlock released light and button.  On/off buttons, and panel lock key. 
    • Understand  multi-screen functions, alpha and numeric keypads and machine controls (i.e. alter, insert, delete, input, up, down, lft ,rght, pos, prog, system, message, settings, network, etc.)
    • Operate and Understand function of mode switch and function keys (i.e. mem, mid, tape, edit, handle, job, rapid, zero return, SBK. OSP. BDT. PSM. PST. DRN).
    • Properly use directional jog buttons, rapid traverse override buttons, and feed rate override buttons
    • Determine and input proper wear and geometry offsets
    • Evaluate tooling to determine if free from breaks, chips and abnormal wear


Basic Qualifications: 
High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution required.
Minimum three (3) years of experience operating CNC machines in a manufacturing environment
Minimum one (1) year of CNC machine set up experience
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 50 miles of N. Charleston, SC will be considered for this position.
Preferred Qualifications:
Five (5) years of experience operating CNC machines in a manufacturing environment
Two (2) years of CNC set up experience
Experience using lean or lean tools
Technical degree in manufacturing, machining, or related field

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?: No
Travel: No

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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