Eaton Corporation CNC Machine Operator (1st Shift) in Preston, Georgia

Eaton located in Preston, GA has an opening for a CNC Machine Operator on 1st Shift.

Position Overview:

The primary responsibility of the operator position is to run CNC machines and inspect parts to ensure quality production parts within established fabrication standards. Additionally, this position will be responsible for ensuring quality compliance of all parts following customer specifications and internal drawings and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

Essential functions below include job duties and responsibilities that of a “CNC Mill Operator” as well as a “Tool and Die Maker I”

  • Reviews 3D CAD design blueprints.

  • Communicates with engineers and clients who will use the programs.

  • Determines sequence of operations in a program.

  • Chooses cutting tools that will be needed.

  • Writes programs and modifies existing ones for increased efficiency.

  • Simplifies tooling time for workers and increases productivity for fabrication.

  • Properly reads blue prints and can perform basic math calculations

  • Ability to work either independently or within team to achieve daily productivity.

  • Has extensive knowledge to operate all machines in plant proficiently and safely which include, but are not limited to: mill machines, lathes, hand surface grinders, drill presses and miscellaneous hand tools.

  • Must be able to read and understand all precision instruments-- inside and outside micrometers, calipers (Vernier and dial), protractors, machinist scale, and tape measure etc.

  • Ability to competently read and interpret various blue prints.

  • Ability to perform Heat Treating with normal supervision.

  • Professionally adheres to all company policies.

  • Effectively Learns and Complies with all Safety Rules.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Three (3) years of experience in a manufacturing environment performing CNC programming OR diploma/certificate from a Vocational School in CNC programming from an accredited intuition.

  • Legally Authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within 50 miles of Preston, GA will be considered for this position.

Position Criteria:

  • Must be able to program CNC machine utilizing Cad software, as well as competently able design basic programs on machine.

  • Must have the ability to properly operate all aspects of the CNC program, which include initial startup and setup, in addition to modifications of new and existing CNC programs.

  • As a CNC Mill Operator, this position must be able to fill all responsibilities of Tool Maker Class I classification.

  • Must be able to make minor die repairs and sharpen tools with guidance.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: EPG LD Lighting Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor

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

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is 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.