JO – 3645 CNC Programmer
The position of CNC Programmer is responsible for drawing, nesting, and programming parts to be cut on our CNC router. Additionally this position will cut bill all work orders, assist in material take offs and liaise between the engineering and machining departments.
o Will report directly to the Engineering Department Head on all Engineering Department issues; I.E.: Department Workload, Personnel issues, Department expenditures and etc.
o Will coordinate own workload with all Engineering/Drafting Department
o Responsible for up keep and development of Engineering Standards; i.e. drawings, cutbills, programs, etc.
o Responsible for development and maintenance of standard process, procedures and policies with in the Engineering Department
o Responsible for training and development of new hires
o Responsible for attending appropriate meetings or designating someone to stand in; i.e.: Engineering Meeting, Production Meeting
o Department liaison between Engineering and Production
o Responsible for own and department continuing education
o Prepares geometric layout from graphic displays, using computer-assisted drafting software or drafting instruments and graph paper
o Sorts shop orders into groups to maximize materials utilization and minimize machine setup
o Reviews shop orders and print layouts to determine they are accurate
o Determines reference points, machine cutting paths, or hole locations and computes angular and linear dimensions, radii and curvatures
o Draws machine tool paths
o Analyzes drawings, specifications and design data to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds and feed rates
o Writes instruction sheets, cutter lists and machine instructions programs to guide setup and encode numerical control programs
• ENGINEERING SUPPORT
o Provide engineering with supplemental support as needed. This may include drafting, cut-bills, programming, running prints, etc. While supporting the engineering department, work direction will be given by the engineering work director until the Engineering Department Head determines a need for the Engineering Estimator.
• OTHER DUTIES
o Perform other duties as assigned by the Engineering Department Head and/or company President, this may include working in the shop. Attend assigned meetings prepared to discuss current projects, schedules, and work load.
o This position requires the ability to work with minimal work direction and requires above average communication skills. This positions requirements and duties will change often, sometimes on a daily basis. The Engineering Estimator’s key goals are to support both the Project Management and Engineering departments on an as needed basis.
• DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
o Knowledge of materials and processes related to the company’s manufactured products.
o Cabinetry and/or architectural millwork experience desirable.
o Extremely detail oriented.
o Ability to read and interpret specifications and blueprints.
o Ability to use common engineering measurement tools (i.e. caliper, micrometer, ruler) to accurately take measurements to the thousandths (.xxx) of an inch.
o Experience using AutoCAD.
o Experience using Inventor or equivalent.
o Exposure to 3D CAD automation options (i.e iParts, iFeatures, and iAssemblies)
o Experience using CAM software, such as MasterCAM, Router-CIM, etc.
o Experience using a CAD data management system such as Autodesk Vault or Solidworks PDM.
o Technical degree related to wood product manufacturing, engineering, CAD design, CNC programming or 3 years applicable experience.