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CNC Programming Specialist

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Syracuse, New York, United States

Eaton’s Global Energy Infrastructure Solutions (GEIS) division is currently seeking a CNC Programming Specialist to join the Syracuse, NY site manufacturing team.

Who we are: As the electrical industry's global leader for explosion proof and hazardous environments, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Business is constantly pushing forward and looking ahead, advancing electrical and instrumentation products in new and innovative ways. Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Business manufactures over 100,000 products for NEC and IEC applications, including: conduit fittings and cable glands, industrial control and electrical apparatus, enclosures, industrial luminaires (including LED), plugs and receptacles, drilling and marine products, commercial construction and solar solutions. The Syracuse, NY site core competencies are iron & aluminum foundries, machining, plating, and assembly. Manufacturing about 1 million units per month, the Syracuse team places high value on talented professionals who are focused on problem solving and efficiency.

Our commitment: We’re not just about business; we’re about making a difference. Our team is dedicated to improving lives and safeguarding the environment through our products and services.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $65250.0 - $95700.0 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

What you’ll do:

Position Summary:

This position will develop and implement CNC programs and tool layouts to support continuous improvement in the manufacturing processes, as well as, focus on productivity optimization within department requirements and identify opportunities for improvement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program and assist with set ups as required of CNC machines using long hand G-Code, Mazatrol, Mastercam and other software. Provide programming support on production jobs.
  • Assist in the installation and implementation of new CNC equipment by creating programs and work holding fixtures.
  • Identify and order new tooling needs for the creation or improvement of programs as needed. Design new jigs, tools, fixtures, and provide technical direction to production personnel.
  • Redesign existing tooling, update fixture drawings, and revise records, as required by changes in manufacturing processes.
  • Supervise the validation of new program roll out and communicate the process effectively with process engineers, quality, and production personnel.
  • Implement projects and best practices to maximize CNC work center efficiency using Lean principles.
  • Collaborate daily with manufacturing engineering and production supervisors concerning operational challenges.
  • Investigate quality problems relative to machining and provide technical direction to implement corrective actions and error proofing for future production.
  • Train CNC machine operators on new machining technologies as needed.
  • Review Engineering Change Notices and make timely changes to programming, tooling, fixturing, etc. in order to implement changes to production parts.
  • Be pro-active in identifying and administering projects, in order to obtain the best results for the company and maximize use of resources.
  • Understand and follow a high standard of professional ethics, to ensure the integrity of the department and the work performed.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • 2 year technical degree or certificate with focus on CNC machining or related discipline from an accredited institution OR in lieu of certification or degree, a minimum 3 years’ experience writing programs for CNC machining centers in a manufacturing environment
  • Minimum 1 year of continuous improvement experience
  • Experience in at least one of the following: SolidWorks, MasterCam, or AutoCAD
  • No relocation is offered for this position. All candidates must currently reside within 50 miles of Syracuse, NY to be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now and in the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 4+ years of experience writing programs for CNC machining centers in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of continuous improvement experience
  • Experience programming Okuma horizontal machining centers
  • Union experience


Position Criteria:

  • Be results-oriented and be able to drive the necessary activities to get things accomplished
  • Must know how to organize and combine tasks into efficient workflow
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Six Sigma and/or Lean manufacturing principles
  • Leverage opportunities for synergy and integration

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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.