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CNC Programmer - Machine Tool & Fabrication
West Columbia, SC
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Job Description

•   Write and effectively optimize machine code for advanced interpolation functions for the following processes vertical and horizontal milling, large part turning utilizing live tooling and Plasma and Oxy/Fuel plate cutting. 

•   Possess a working knowledge that consists of standard Machine shop and sheet metal fabrication practices.

•   Familiar with Plasma and Laser cutting processes. Must have the ability to modify process parameters to ensure optimum cut quality. 

•   Interpret material standards for Mechanical and Chemical composition in order to determine proper combination of work and tool materials.

•   Complete accurate Surface Feet per Minute calculations for speeds and feed Values. To include Turning, Milling, Drilling, Reaming, Thread cutting and Broaching. 

•   Understanding of Helical Path composition. Helix radius and ramp angle.    

•   Specify machine tool, work support and work holding requirements for a machining application. To include machine power estimates and spindle load.

•   Identify tool wear, dictate tool life cycle calendar.  

•   Create and compile necessary documents to aid in setup of machines

•   Develops product/process designs and implements production methods to reduce manufacturing costs and ensure quality as part of the process while working with Machine Operators and other production personnel.

•   Update ERP data and including, but not limited to, routings, BOM’s, and production orders when updating machining processes.

•   Drive manufacturing development, increased productivity, and continuous improvement with a focus on lean principles.

•   Partner with product designers, materials management, supplier quality, supply chain, and operations to deliver and execute manufacturing solutions for new and existing products.

•   Master cam and nesting software a plus.



  1. Education
  • AA Machine tool or equivalent work experience


  1. Experience
  • 2 - 5 yrs experience writing CNC programs in a machining and sheet metal fabrication environment. This includes Plate Nesting for material utilization



III. Preferred Qualifications 


  1. Education or Experience
  • AA Machine tool or equivalent work experience
  • 2 - 5 yrs experience in a machining manufacturing environment
  • 2 - 5 years of Lean manufacturing


  1. Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data
  • Must possess good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Ability to overcome obstacles and pursue alternate methods when required
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and extract, lead, and implement improvement ideas
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and partner with cross-functional teams
  • Must be time-driven, possess a strong product development & operations attitude.


  1. Technical Skills
  • Strong knowledge, belief, and application history of lean manufacturing principles
  • Jig and fixture design and implementation
  • Problem solving within a PDCA cycle
  • CAD – Solid Edge preferred. AutoCAD a plus.
  • LN ERP system
  • Team Center and Team Center Manufacturing
  • Mathematical skills
  • MS Project


IV. Essential Functions 

  • The ability to predictably and regularly attend work
  • The ability to work cooperatively with others
  • The ability to deal politely with customers and coworkers
  • The ability to perform several tasks at once
  • The ability to follow direction or instruction
  • The ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • The ability to stand/bend/stretch, etc.


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