CNC programmer will be responsible for writing code to automate power driven machines that cut and finish metal, wood or plastic such as lathes, grinders and mills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the CNC Programmer:
•Create instructions for machinists.
•Reviews 3D CAD design blueprints.
•Make calculations for programming including where materials should be cut.
•Translates instructions into a computer automated manufacturing (CAM) program.
•Communicates with engineers and clients who will use the programs.
•Check completed programs by running simulations or tests.
•Prepare geometric layout of designs using proper software.
•Determine sequence of operations in a program.
•Choose cutting tools that will be needed.
•Analyze job order and performs necessary calculations.
•Writes programs and modifies existing ones for increased efficiency.
•Analyze and selects speeds and cutting tools for programs.
•Make improvements to set up times for a task and contouring of complex shapes.
•Simplify tooling time for workers and increases productivity for the client.
•Evaluate all completed designs to validate their functions and ensure they successfully reduce time and money for the client.
•Monitor all programs to make sure they follow blueprint instructions and safely and successfully complete the task.
•Provide training for clients on automated systems.
•Comply with all safety rules and regulations.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Must have superior computer programming skills. •Must have excellent reading comprehension skills. •Good math skills, especially algebra, trigonometry and physics. •Good active listening skills. •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 mechanically inclined. •Knowledge of metal shop work. •Must be highly detail oriented. •Must be able to work effectively with little or no supervision. •Must have the ability to write and read complex spreadsheets. •Must have the ability to read blueprints. •Knowledge of safety measures pertinent to each job assignment.
HS Diploma / GED
2 years +