Company Name:

BAE Systems


York, PA

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Date Posted:

April 6, 2019

Principal CNC Applications Engineer

Responsibilities include:

  • Directs and manages CNC programmers for large structure machining efforts;
  • Collaborates with Operations, Maintenance and Machine OEMs to provide in-depth technical support for the heavy machining centers;
  • Develops efficiencies within existing processes and drives the use of industry best practices.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry best practices, business trends, and application of new technology.
  • Ensures concepts, development and machining processes support customer requirements and standards;
  • Supports the design and evaluation of machine-related tooling and fixturing;
  • Leads capital acquisition projects that support the advancement of machining capability and capacity;
  • Creates and provides training to CNC Programmers and Machine Operators;
  • Supports development of CNC programs and troubleshoots issues on machining centers.
Typical Education & ExperienceTypically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experienceRequired Skills and Education
  • Extensive knowledge of 5-axis CNC part programming in Siemens NX CAM software;
  • Experience supporting low volume, multi-mix, complex application setup for large structure machining;
  • Experience managing a CNC multi-shift operation;
  • Applications and operation/user knowledge of CNC equipment;
  • Excellent organization, management and leadership skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels;
  • Lean Manufacturing Experience;
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, specifications and inspection instructions to determine product conformance requirements;
  • Experience leading Root Cause/Correct Action investigations;
  • Thorough understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing;
  • Ability to train CNC programmers and operators on new machining technology;
  • Extensive knowledge in cutting tool design, selection, and application;
  • Ability to support travel of 10% to supplier and customer locations;
  • Experience using, and programming, probe routines.
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience in Siemens 840D control is preferred;
  • Experience with equipment manufacturers such as FIVES, G&L, and/or Ingersoll preferred;
  • OEM/Software/Programming certifications a plus;
  • Experience using Vericut software is preferred;
  • Experience using Renishaw probes is preferred.

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