The CNC Programmer is responsible for the development of machining processes and programs for the manufacturing of products in multiple-axis machining centers. The incumbent will take the lead role in process improvement and cost reductions through productivity improvement and machine time reductions, including tool and new product program testing. The incumbent will aid in data management of the FACTORY NET system and will be responsible for input into the purchase of new CNC equipment. Responsible for the CAD system that generates computer models of the parts.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
•Develop machining processes and programs for the manufacturing of products in multiple-axis machining centers interfacing with tool engineers, manufacturing engineers, development engineers, quality engineers and production personnel.
•Analyzes part drawings, sketches, and design data to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selecting cutting tools, and machine speeds and feeds, according to knowledge of machine shop processes. Perform debugging and testing of CNC programs in the machining centers.
•Develop and maintain CNC programs of multiple-axis machining centers using an advanced three-dimensional programming CAD system.
•Prepares, store and maintain program files in the FACTORY NET database system.
•Writes instructions sheets and tool list to guide set-up and operation of the machining centers.
•Provide input on the purchase of all CNC related machine tools and programming equipment, to include information on controls, FACTORY NET linking, and aid in any testing required in the purchase of new CNC equipment.
•Assist in the training of production operators on the use of new CNC machine control and tools.
•Support the departmental FACTORY NET system data base maintenance.
•Perform cutting tools evaluations, cost analysis and new technology implementation.
•Maintain status reports on program availability on a timely basis.
Expected Areas of Competence
Must know lathe and mill CNC controls, including multiple-axis machining centers, and be adaptable toward ever-changing technology. Knowledge and programming work experience in EDM, honing, Swiss-lathes and laser etch equipment. Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and ISO standards a plus. Good oral and written communication in skills in Spanish and English. Team work and customer focus oriented.
BS in engineering or Computer Science or a degree in Tool and Die Maker. Minimum of two (2) yrs of CNC Experience. The incumbent must have experience in CNC machining processes and programming, along with a working knowledge in computers. Experience in Electro-Discharge Machines and grinding equipment.
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