CNC Programmer - 4/5 Axis in Woburn, MA at Tecomet

Date Posted: 3/23/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The CNC Programmer will review customer needs and make prototype programs, fixture drawings, purchase/maintain tooling and tooling programs.  Develop production programs (CNC) for custom and semi-custom products with engineering input by performing the following duties and drive continuous improvement of the CNC operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consults with engineers and other personnel regarding product information such as design, capacity and propose, and types of material to be used to fabricate product to determine feasibility of product proposal.
  • Analyzes written specifications, drawings, rough sketches and verbal instructions to plan layout and determine sequence of operations. 
  • Coordinates and programs prototypes molds and fixtures through the value stream and tool room departments in cooperation with the managers of each department. Evaluates experimental procedures and recommends changes or modification for efficiency and adaptability to setup production.
  • Analyzes and inspects to determine that design meets functional and performance specifications.
  • Test experimental models under simulated operating conditions for such purposes as development, standardization, and feasibility of design.
  • Confers with engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required.  Confers with manufacturing and engineering on, and programming of, production phase. This will include the scheduling of machinery to be used for prototype work in cooperation with the Value Stream Leader and tool room manager.
  • Program new designs from 3-dimensional computer models.  May use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering and design tasks. 
  • Review and program all mold activity including reworks, ECO's and prototyping.  Contacts the engineer if there are any discrepancies.

Qualification Requirements

Educational/Training Requirement:

  •   High School degree or GED Equivalent


  • Minimum of 5 years;’ experience in CNC programming and fixturing. 
  • Must have 4/5 Axis machining centers experience 
  • Experience communicating with customers to assist in the design of production of surgical containers.
  • Medical device machining or contract manufacturing experience, preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Manufacturing operations
  • Troubleshoot programming and production problems.
  • Read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence and memos.
  • Apply concepts of algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume
  • Ability to deal with problems involving many variables in fluid situations.
  • Thorough knowledge of machine shop practices and window based software.
  • Writing programs for 4/5 Axis Machining Centers.
  • Machines Hass 5 Axis, Hermle 5 Axis, Mazak Integrexi - 150, Mazak 5 Axis and Hass 5 Axis
  • CAD CAM systems on Haas & Hermle:  Mastercam, Surfcam, SolidWorks, Solidcam,  preferred
  • Materials:  Colbalt- Chrome, stainless steel 316 & 317, Titanium, Moly

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