CNC Lathe Programmer


Responsible for generating CNC Lathe programs for production as well as tooling. Also supporting the production machine shop with complete, accurate and cycle-efficient CNC programming which meets all customer and companies’ quality, productivity and safety requirements.

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develops, prepares, optimizes, and maintains CNC Lathe programs.

Develop a concept for machining & set up on the machine.

Develops, prepares, optimizes, and maintains related Set-up and operation documents.

Records and maintains the established processes to ensure only authorized and documented changes are made.

Drives continuous improvement in programming and manufacturing.

Ability to use Predator or equivalent DNC software to send/receive programs from the machine.

Ability to support machinist to validate his/her own programs on the machine for the first article.

Seeks professional growth and advancement through continued education.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret product drawings, technical requirements, customer specifications, and program code for major CNC machine controllers.

Ability to develop manufacturing process sequences and prepare efficient CNC programs using Mastercam and/or other CAM systems.

Ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to develop new tooling concepts and implement them into production.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with machine operators, peers, and management.

Must have a demonstrated ability to take initiative, be proactive, and act with minimal oversight/direct supervision.

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma and at least five years of related industry experience and/or technical training.

Two-year degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Technology is highly desirable, but not required.

Job Type: Full-time

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