Eaton Corporation Machine Operator III in Houston, Texas

Eaton in Houston, TX is seeking a full-time Machine Operator III to work first shift.

Primary Function:

Performs duties to construct, fabricate, machine, alter and CNC a wide variety of parts and subassemblies for company product line. Monitors and run production lots, communicates with co-workers regarding production runs and maintains safe organized and clean work environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Read and interpret drawings, follow routers with understanding in material handling.

  • Understand quality control process of inspection sheets and non-conforming material.

  • Ability to setup, trouble shoot and run manual and CNC machines like lathes, mills and drills.

  • Understand and identify difference in machining methods and tools to machine materials such as brass, aluminum, stainless steel and fiberglass.

  • Ability to use geometry to calculate bolt patterns and measuring product features and use of hand tools such as precision measuring equipment, jigs, fixtures and gauges.

  • Ability to adjust tooling or existing programs for all machines in job description.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on machinery such as oiling and cleaning. Notify supervisor of more serious problems.

  • Maintain 5-S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain) within work area.

  • Keep area clean and follow all safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to lead and cross-train others in proper work duties to control work on shop floor.

  • Create and modify new programs for new or existing product runs on CNCs and NCs (Lathe, Vertical Mill and Horizontal Mill.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 2 years manufacturing experience

  • Minimum of 2 years CNC and manual machining experience

  • Minimum of 2 years CNC programming experience

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within the immediate geographical area of Houston, TX will be considered

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of previous experience in a machine shop setting or equivalent

  • 3 years experience in creating and modifying programs for CNC Lathes, Vertical mills and Horizontal mills (Haas)

  • 3 years experience with manual machining

  • Finn Power programming experience (FeatureCam software)

  • Training in Safety Rules and Equipment, Ergonomics and Lean Manufacturing.

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal format in English.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, can be expected along with other means transfer of tooling, parts, containers and raw castings (8+ hours/day for long periods of time).

  • Must be able to frequently lift, push, and pull objects that are up to 35 pounds without assistance, occasionally 50 pounds with assistance.

  • Repetitive wrist, elbow and arm movement continuously throughout the work day.

  • Must be able to wear daily required PPE (safety glasses, steel toe shoes and hearing protection) as required by company policy and procedures.

  • Able to wear leather gloves required to handle sharp metal and face shield when grinding and deburring.

Work Environment:

  • Exposure to high noise level, dust, odors, fumes and oil.

  • Temperature of work area may be affected by outside temperatures and machining.

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 CHD EP Americas

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