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CNC Setup Machinist II- 1st Shift

Manufacturing and Production

CNC Machinist


North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Eaton’s IS AER FMC division is currently seeking a CNC Setup Machinist II- 1st Shift.

The hourly rate for this position is $26.50/hour per hour.

The hours for first shift are as follows; 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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:

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.

• Properly set tools in machine locations required for set-up & perform part changeover including program retrieval and input

• Establish work offsets (G54, G55, etc.) manually and utilizing probing technology

• Change out all tooling and properly build tools

• General understanding of CNC programs

• Recognize, clear or eliminate machine alarms

• Troubleshoot and eliminate variations that are out of process; i.e. run-out, flatness problems.

• Calibrate pre-setter arm by resetting parameters or tool setter or spindle probe

• Read machine programs and perform speeds and feeds edits under engineering guidelines.

• Ability understand, comprehend, and interpret the decimal system in order to measure down to millionths

• Able to perform all functions of the Operator and Setup Machinist I role of designated machine(s) at full trained expertise level

• Read, understand, and reset CNC machine program codes

• Able to determine and run work offsets for 4 axis single machine

• Display advanced management of part specific tooling packages 1-30 tools per process

• Able to manage parts with less than 10-50 part features

• Calculate and input axis coordinates X, Y and Z or use spindle probe to determine work offsets

• Read, understand and interpret complex engineering drawings, GD&T and complex CMM reports to make necessary work offsets


Qualifications - Internal

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• Must have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience operating CNC lathes and/or mills in a manufacturing or operations environment or equivalent education

• Must have two (2) 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.

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.



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