Job Description

Create programs for CNC equipment using CAD/CAM software. Improve and optimize machining processes by reviewing material removal rates for optimum tool life and increased efficiency. Ensures successful completion of CNC programming goals set forth by management.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Create and maintain multi-axis CNC programs to produce parts using CAD/CAM software.

  • Develop CNC machining processes by selecting the chucking device, cutting tools, tool arrangement, and cutting speeds and feeds with emphasis on standardization.
  • Witness the CNC program prove out on the machine tool and correct the programs as required.
  • Prepare detailed work instructions and supervise machining process validations including operator training.
  • Communicate effectively with Manufacturing Engineering, Product Development Engineering, plant personnel, and individuals outside the company.
  • Maintain the master CNC program directory, through proper file management techniques, to ensure the integrity of CNC programs.
  • Implement and report cost improvements.
  • Coordinates and assigns programming tasks to other programmers as needed.
  • Assist in the design of jigs, tools, fixtures, and special equipment for CNC applications.
  • Ensure compliance with current CNC programming standards and best practices.
  • Assist in the selection of new equipment.
  • Experience utilizing Unigraphics and multi axis mills programming a plus

Other Job Functions
Follow all programming file management procedures, set by the company and/or applicable Quality Specifications to insure compliance of CNC programs with our Quality Management System.

  • Function as subject matter expert and mentor for other programmers and machinists.
  • Work with cross-functional teams on improvement projects or kaizen events.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education And/ Experience

High school graduate. College or technical degree not mandatory but is a definite plus.

  • Minimum of five years of CNC programming experience to include three years experience using CAD/CAM software.
  • Multi axis (5+) Mill/Turn and robotic experience is a plus.
  • Must be able to react to normal machine scheduling and emergency requirements to maintain a steady flow of parts through CNC equipment. Assignments may also originate from opportunities that develop in the shop.
  • Must be able to Program through software (not just controller)
  • Prior Machining Experience or Background in a Manufacturing Environment preferred


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