Machine Operator B
EATON - Los Angeles, CA

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Eaton Aerospace Group Fuel and Motion Controls Division located in Los Angeles, CA (near Glendale metro) has an opening for a Machine Operator B.

Hone and Lap

Inspects parts for quality and appropriate tolerance using the appropriate measuring tools such as micrometers, calipers, air gages and comparators.

Interprets plans, work order, blueprints or drawings to determine the necessary bench operations.

Uses basic measuring tools, air guns and other power tools for use in bench operations.

Finishes all materials to close tolerance with supervision.

Examines surface of work piece for defects.

Secures work piece to bench or table and guides abrasive polishing wheel over work piece to remove scratches and other defects from metal surfaces to the specification.

Selects grade of abrasive belt, wheel, or disk according to specifications, knowledge of abrasives and condition of metal and attaches to grinder.

Polishes machined areas with abrasive to reduce smooth, unmarred surface.

Replaces worn abrasive disks, wheels and belts as necessary.


Interprets specifications and blueprints, holding close tolerances, inspection and acceptance of parts as a certified operator.

Performs first article inspection and in-process quality checks.

Requires use of all common basic fabrication equipment and inspection tooling/gauges.

Optimizes production by performing secondary work such as running multiple machines, deburring, vibratory, and any hand work as well as preparing for the next job, organizing and cleaning the cell, and performs preventive maintenance andī€ helping others while machines are running.

Position Criteria:
Familiar with machines tools, production methods and shop practices preferred.

Ability to learn equipment and processes for fabrication of aerospace parts, produce parts in accordance with the production plans, sketches and/or verbal instructions. Ability to maintain close tolerance dimensions on critical parts.

Knowledge of dimensional measuring instrumentations and use of such tools to verify actual measurements of machined dimensions and features.

Ability to read and interpret drawings, sketches, manufacturing routings, procedures, and routers.

Good verbal and written communication skills a must.

Familiarity with SPC principles and methods.

Ability to logically solve problems and to keep assignments and projects moving in an orderly and structured fashion.

Training possible for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Aerospace experience preferred.

Involvement in successful process definition and re-engineering.

Experience in employee involvement in multi-discipline teaming.

Proficiency with computer based methods and tools.

Familiarity /experience with Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen events, and continuous improvement and Six Sigma methodology.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

Basic Qualifications:
High School Diploma required.

Minimum 2 years experience in machining, deburring, honing or lapping parts in a manufacturing environment.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds often.

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


North America - US/Puerto Rico


United States




Los Angeles

Employee category




Level" > Minimum 2 Years


No Travel

Relocation benefit provided?




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