CNC Programmer

Dexter Magnetic Technologies
January 13, 2022
1050 Morse Ave, Elk Grove Village
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This position has overall responsibility for programming CNC equipment along with establishing machining methods and tool sequences to meet required customer specifications and work instructions.


  • Develops NC programs for various types of machines (CNC lathes, vertical machining centers, multi-axis machines (3, 4, and 5 axis)
  • Establishes appropriate machining methods and tool sequences.
  • Determines the necessary fixturing and tooling to maintain tight tolerances.
  • Possesses good understanding of CNC tooling.
  •  Analyzes and solves program and tooling-related problems on the shop floor, which cause downtime or otherwise limit productive capacity of equipment.
  •  Creates and updates setup sheets and assures integrity of produced documentation.
  •  Create and maintain job documentation files.
  •  Troubleshoot issues with DNC system (communication between machines and servers).
  •  Assists setup personnel with program, tooling and setup issues.
  •  Possesses working knowledge of CAD (Solidworks/AutoCAD) and CAM software (Mastercam)
  •  Optimizes and proves-out programs on machines to maximize equipment utilization.
  •  Trains and assists in development of personnel (cross-training)
  •  Identify opportunities for cost savings and setup time reduction.
  • Performs all work in a manner that ensures safety of self and others, paying attention to lock out/tag out of OSHA requirements.
  • Required at times to operate various hand tools, precision measuring equipment and associated gages and tooling.
  • Assist in running machines to support Operations coverage as needed.
  • Initiates preventative maintenance and housekeeping duties.

Education and Experience

  •  Requires 3 years CNC programming experience (preferably Mastercam), and 3+ years CNC setup experience.
  •  Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, tooling, fixturing and materials.
  •  Proficiency with MS Office tools. (word / excel)
  •  Proficiency with CAD/CAM software (preferably Solidworks, AutoCAD, Mastercam) Knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Excellent knowledge of blueprint reading and drawing interpreting. GD&T required
  • Working knowledge of most machine shop equipment including mills, lathes, drills, surface and rotary grinders, plunge EDM and wire EDM.
  • Experience working with wide range of steels. (CRS, Aluminum, Hastelloy, Inconel, etc)
  • Familiar with working properties of different steels.
  • Experience in a make to order / engineer to order shop environment is a plus.
  • Ability to program, set up and run up complex jobs without supervision.
  • Able to routinely develop programs, set ups, and set parameters on new / prototype parts with speed and precision.
  • Knowledge and use of a wide variety of precision measuring equipment.
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