Programming Engineer (CNC) in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 7/13/2019

Job Snapshot

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!


This position provides all programming, fixturing, tooling, and process optimization support for all CNC machinery and manual equipment within the Kenosha facility.  Provides necessary support to all production machine operators and operations management where necessary.

Using CAM software, develops multi-functional, multi-axis code to program machinery and ensures that all programs are debugged and functional for efficient operator use.  Documents and establishes standards for new products, adjusts and corrects existing programs to incorporate engineering changes, delivery improvements, and/or cost reductions.  Initiates and at times participates in the resolution of internal and external corrective and preventive actions. Relies heavily on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works under minimal supervision.


  • Translates and converts print dimensional specification to CNC code to ensure optimal product quality and performance, utilizing CAM software.
  • Identifies tooling requirements, both perishable and non-perishable, indexing sequences, speeds and feeds to conform to prescribed engineering data and industry standards.
  • Together with the machine operator, proves out new or modified CNC programs and first article support.
  • Develops and supports all new and existing fixturing and tooling.  Identifies cost reduction strategies, by working closely with machine operators, quality personnel, and external suppliers to reduce scrap and waste.
  •  Prepares tooling and layout sheets for machine operators to setup jobs.
  • Develops standards and optimizes machine processes to eliminate waste in all areas of the process.
  • Assists in new product quotes, machine validations, and creation of control plans.
  • Participates in MRB reviews to determine root cause analysis, corrective and preventative action, modifying tooling, fixturing, programs or documentation as needed.


  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM for designing and manufacturing
  • Experienced blue print reader and GD&T knowledge
  • Experience in the area of manufacturing operations with emphasis in the area of multi-axis milling, turning, Swiss turning, and EDM
  • Knowledge of lean/six-sigma manufacturing concepts
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Driven to resolve problems systematically and methodically
  • Teamwork oriented


  • 2 –year technical degree or series of programming/engineering classes in the field of programming, engineering, or manufacturing operations required.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a CNC programmer/engineer in a machine shop environment required.
  • Ability to write in G and M code required.
  • Hands on experience in waste reduction utilizing lean concepts preferred.
  • Medical industry background preferred.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job both within the office and plant floors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/Vets/Disabled