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CNC PROGRAMMER

Open Position

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posted Date: 10/20/20

How will you make a difference as our new CNC Programmer?

The CNC Programmer will produce parts by programming or running CNC machines, set up and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, maintain quality and safety standards, keep records, maintain equipment and supplies.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T)
  • Program mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs
  • Set up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads
  • Load feed mechanism by lifting stock into position
  • Verify settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards
  • Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling, and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

CNC Programmer Skills and Qualifications:

  • CNC Certification, CNC Programming a must
  • Strong manufacturing background
  • Conceptual skills, process improvement, verbal communication, functional and technical skills
  • Controls and instrumentation and tooling
  • Attention to detail, judgment