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CNC Setup Machinist- 2nd 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- 2nd Shift.

The hourly rate for this position is $24-$29/hour + $2.50 shift differential..

The second shift hours are as follows; 3:00 pm - 11:00 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:


Eaton Aerospace Group is currently seeking CNC Setup Machinists to join our 2nd shift team. This position is based in our North Charleston, SC facility. Relocation assistance will be provided. This position is currently offering a sign-on bonus of $3,000*; less applicable withholding.

Position Overview:

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.

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:

• 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

• Read, understand, and reset CNC machine program codes

• Be able to calculate and input axis coordinates for CNC machines up to 3 axis’s or use a spindle probe to determine work offsets

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

• Utilize Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing results to make adjustments to work offsets

• Additional benefits to include: Health insurance effective from the first day of employment, air-conditioned and well-maintained facility, paid lunch, and two weeks of vacation upon hire. Eaton is invested in the learning and development of its employees, offering tuition assistance and capitalizing on new machining and measuring equipment.

*Bonus terms:

• Bonuses are being offered for a limited time only.

• Bonuses are only applicable to specific job types and shifts; additional terms and conditions may apply.

• Associates must be employed at the time of the payout.

• Bonuses will be paid out in two installments: $1,000 less applicable withholding in the first (1st) paycheck. The remaining $2,000 less applicable withholding will be paid out after six (6) months of employment.

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


Qualifications - Internal

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

• High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution

• Must have a minimum of two (2) years experience operating CNC lathes and/or mills in a manufacturing or operations environment or equivalent education

• Must have one (1) 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 the use of information or access to hardware that 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 the 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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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.