CNC Programmer

Location: Huntsville, AL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $60,000.00 - $75,000.00
Date: 3/6/2018
Job ID: 02532668
Job Description
Performs specialized computer numerical control (CNC) Milling programming work. Writes programs for CNC Milling machines that include proper methodology, tooling, cutting speeds and feeds in order to generate quality parts in accordance with product specifications. Work is performed under minimal supervision with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment. Position relies on experience and exercises independent judgment to determine the best approach by using and interpreting policies and procedures. 
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
  • Interprets drawings and/ or solid part models to write programs for the CNC machines that include proper methodology, tooling, cutting speeds and feeds in order to generate quality parts in accordance to product specifications
  • Studies and interprets drawings, manuals, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations, and set-up requirements to maximize efficiency
  • Creates set-up sheets based on tooling selection criteria
  • Monitors and verifies the accuracy of each job’s initial set-up and final outcome
  • Revises programs and documents based on engineering changes
  • Maintains library of programs in the vault
  • Responsible for process improvements and machine time reductions including tool and new product program testing
  • Communicates with the department manager regarding upcoming and existing jobs on the floor
  • Provides shop floor assistance with inspection methods, training on machines, machine alarms, and program issues
  • Communicates with the Quality department to develop inspection methods, tool mapping, First Article Inspections (FAI’s),  and in process checks for the floor
  • Assists the tool room with prints and designs for work holding fixtures

High school diploma or GED; technical certificate preferred; supplemented by three or more years’ experience programming and operating manual or CNC machines in a mid to heavy manufacturing environment; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience. 
  • Knowledge mill CNC controls, including multi-axis machine centers and ability to learn and adapt to ever changing technology
  • Knowledge of precision measuring equipment and the application of such instruments, including but not limited to calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, indicators
  • Detailed knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with an understanding of geometric tolerances and dimensions
  • Detailed knowledge of programming segments and corresponding operations
  • Working knowledge of various tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars and inserts used on various machines
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR820 as it pertains to the job, on the job training provided
  • Knowledge of basic math skills to include but not limited to adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, geometry, and algebra for the purpose of calculating material fabrication
  • Skilled in the use of computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Work, Outlook, and Excel, CAD/CAM software (Tebis experience is a big plus)  and Visual Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Skilled in setting priorities that move projects through efficiently to achieve customer and quality objectives
  • Skilled in working independently and following through with assignments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing technology
  • Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing