The CNC Programmer / Machinist analyzes blueprints and drawings to determine machining configurations and suitability for CNC machining. Utilizing various software programs the CNC Programmer / Machinist is capable of programming with G-code as well as conversational programming strategies across a variety of CNC machines.
Fully qualified as a Machinist A, the successful incumbent has an in depth knowledge of feed rates, cutter speeds, and fixturing for a wide variety of part and cutter materials. Practical knowledge of machining properties and characteristics for a wide variety of materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, etc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Fabricates fenestration-framing materials to exacting tolerances using all manual and CNC equipment including the Emmegi 5 axis, Emmegi 3 axis and Hurco machining centers or has a working knowledge of similar machinery.
- Computes dimensions, plan layout, and determine most effective method and sequence of operations, including load balancing among machine centers, all with input and concurrence from Manufacturing Engineering.
- Sets-up tooling, fixturing, and programs for efficient and accurate part production; clearly provides training and instructions for all CNC operators, including off shifts, to perform the machining functions after “proving out” the program.
- Establish machining center
- Builds schedules for all shifts and directs off shift teams accordingly
- Manages the flow of work through the CNC machining cell.
- Produces any component required from sketch or blueprint with no instruction.
- Routinely accesses the database of programs and setup instructions for commonly produced parts.
- Assembles, fits, and tests fixtures, gauges, etc. for proper function.
- Works with immediate supervision and production scheduling personnel daily to establish the most efficient fabrication and build sequence. Then coordinates the CNC workstation across all shifts.
- Performs routine preventive maintenance on machining centers: diagnose cutting problems to insure condition of cutting tools.
- Works directly with design and manufacturing engineers on process related concerns.
None – but provides direction and training for the CNC Operators.
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/or EXPERIENCE
Technical school training in machining and tooling
10 years experience in manual and CNC machining.
LANGUAGE / COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Basic English language skills
Knowledge of trigonometry and geometry
Ability to visualize completed product
Ability to determine steps necessary to produce components.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
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.
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time
- Must be able to lift 75 lbs. regularly
- Non-Climate controlled plant floor environment
- May be asked to work on varying shifts
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