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CNC Milling Machinist Lead Programmer in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 1/22/2019

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Job Description

Would you like to be part of cutting edge technology in the field of medical devices? Is being part of a team that makes a difference in people's lives important to you?  Then our Tecomet -Kenosha manufacturing plant, conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and within 1-2 miles of the expressway might be the right fit for you!

Tecomet, Inc. is a dynamic and growing  contract manufacturing organization specializing in forged, cast and machined orthopaedic implants, precision surgical instruments, sterilization cases/trays and photochemical etched products for the orthopaedic industry.   It is an exceptionally exciting time to join Tecomet as we grow our organization through the recruitment of great team member candidates.   It's not how we do it now today - it's how we do things in the future; let's all learn something new together and achieve our overall goals TOGETHER!


Provides leadership, and takes ownership of respective machining department with specific focus to safety, department on time delivery, scrap reduction, earned hours, and efficiency metrics, along with 5S, Lean initiatives and ongoing continuous improvement activities.


  • Organizes tasks, prepares work schedules, communicates and assigns work by priority using dispatch list, and oversees the overall production for assigned area(s).

  • Monitors dispatch list to ensure team members are signed in to jobs being worked on and working from the top to the bottom of the list.

  • Programs parts using Cad/Cam software; monitors fixturing and work holding replacing as needed.

  • Supports shop floor in addressing program, work holding, paperwork issues making corrections as needed.

  • Verifies and debugs new programs sent to the shop floor.

  • Offers the programming staff opportunities for improvement.

  • Oversees teams operation and staffing to ensure that peers are following procedures, work instructions, productivity standards, quality, priorities, and working in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Enforces and monitors Factory – Wiz entries/and or machine utilization data sheets filled out by operators.

  • Monitors consumable materials for assigned area(s) and prepares purchase requisitions as needed.

  • Ensures a smooth transition between first and second shifts, making sure work is lined up and operators understand what jobs are being worked on.

  • Provides leadership, coaching, and training of employees in operation procedures and policies.Trains and develops back-up personnel for all key positions within department.

  • As applicable, reviews jobs/parts in the area on a daily basis for proper paperwork, parts stored in the proper bins, carts, or packed boxes, and spot check routers for correct date and initials, counts, legibility, and ensure that operations and special instructions such as custom packing or paperwork are accurate.

  • Actively encourages and supports employee involvement, continuous improvement, and teamwork.

  • Identifies areas of cost savings, waste reduction, cycle time reductions to improve processes, quality, and efficiencies.

  • Conducts weekly audits of another department, documents results, and reports findings.

  • Maintains department metric boards, safety crosses, and 5S metric. Audits daily 5S, and Maintenance sheets for work stations of respective department.

  • Verifies that employees are following good documentation practices at all times.

  • Ensures the productivity and efficiency required to meet customer due dates, while maintaining quality parts.

  • Performs special projects and assists in other areas of production as needed.

  • Monitors parts leaving respective department for visual defects and burrs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 5 or more years of experience in applicable department

  • Math with the ability to add and subtract decimals

  • Ability to read Blue Prints and measurement tools

  • Prefer previous computer skills with Microsoft Office knowledge


  • Clear and concise communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels of employees

  • Must be able to read procedure documents, work instructions and FDA Regulations


    Add and subtract decimals.


  • Working knowledge of Mastercam preferred.

  • Working knowledge of all Milling center controls and machines. (Milling)

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.

  • Must be well-versed in many aspects of production operations, quality standards, company policies and procedures, as well as FDA guidelines and applications.

  • Act as a motivational support for peers as well as a leader in the day-to-day operations and planning of the area.

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of manufactured product use and applications.

  • Attendance and flexibility in working schedule is required due to the expectations and variety of workloads and the teams’ work schedules.


    Assists Production Manager in decision making, problem solving, policy or procedure interpretation, and facilitation. Keeps manager informed of all pertinent information and developments affecting production. May be involved in disciplinary investigations but not actual administering of discipline.


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