CNC Programmer

Clear Path for Veterans: Career Services
Chittenango, New York

Job Title: CNC Programmer
Reports To: Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Dept: Machining

Pay Range: $27-$37/hr


The CNC Programmer prepares detailed manufacturing instructions and programming data to produce machined parts and sub-assemblies using horizontal and vertical CNC machining centers to meet engineering drawings and specifications. The CNC Programmer determines manufacturing procedures and operation sequencing and establish tooling, gauging, and machine requirements to fabricate parts and sub-assemblies for various products, primarily from aluminum castings with some aluminum billet machining. In addition, the CNC Programmer spends time in the machine shop solving problems and improving processes in a team environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Creates medium to high complexity CNC programs using three+ axis CAM software.
  • Works offline to produce a robust CNC program maximizing software capabilities that will simulate accurately at the PC avoiding collisions and excess time at the work center.
  • Provides CAM support, downloads programs to CNC controls, makes or supports in the initial set up/prove out, obtaining of first piece approval and turns over production of part to operator.
  • Diagnoses, analyzes, and troubleshoots programs.
  • Assures compatibility of engineering drawings and specifications with manufacturing and fabrication capabilities by reviewing drawings and making suggestions for changes and revisions to enhance productivity.
  • Reprocesses and/or modifies existing programs for increased efficiency and productivity.
  • Originates studies directed towards more efficient manufacturing of parts. Including recommendations for changes in equipment, process methods, materials, and designs.
  • Works with Quality to create a robust CMM/manual inspection process.
  • Completes and/or maintains required reports and records i.e. CNC tooling lists.
  • Creates work and setup instructions for machinists.
  • Checks completed programs/changes by running simulations prior to posting code.
  • Ensures correct speeds and feeds based on manufacturer cut data.
  • Proactively supports the ISO process approach to quality management per our system requirements.
  • Adheres to all safety policies and practices, consistently uses personal protective equipment and practices good housekeeping.
  • Maintains regular on-time attendance and adheres to company policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.
  • Maintains a positive professional approach with all internal and external controls.
  • Applies classroom and on the job post training information, knowledge, skills, and abilities consistently in a quality-oriented manner (wherein the KSAs are part of the jobs tasks, duties and other tasks as requested).
  • Willingness to do other tasks as required.

Educational, Experience Based, and Skill Qualifications

  • AAS in Mechanical technologies or equivalent work experience and demonstrated ability to program and machine complex geometries.
  • Four (4) years of CNC programming experience desirable.
  • Must have superior computer programming skills.
  • Must have excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Good math skills, especially algebra, trigonometry, and physics.
  • Must have good problem-solving skills.
  • Must have excellent time management skills.
  • Must have good organizational and planning skills.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be highly detail oriented.
  • Must be able to work effectively with little or no supervision.
  • Must have the ability to read blueprints.
  • Knowledge of safety measures pertinent to each job assignment

Physical Requirements:
A combination of walking and sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to lift up to and including 35 pounds
as needed.

Veterans highly encouraged to apply!

Clear Path for Veterans is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing aid to veterans, their family members and associates. This job is posted by the Career Services department within our organization.

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