CNC Programmer

CNC Programmer

locationDanbury, CT, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/11/2023
CNC Programmer
Full Time

Danbury Mission Technologies is part of the ARKA Group, L.P. ARKA stands for more than creating better technology. We believe in building a better world. Built on a diversity of people, ideas and thoughts, we develop the technologies and projects that have a meaningful impact for a more certain, sustainable world of opportunity for everyone.

Position Overview:

In this role you will be part of the Optical Manufacturing team which is responsible for machining precision optics using a variety of CNC machinery. As an experienced CNC Programmer, you will be part of a team which includes Manufacturing and Methods Engineers, CNC Operators, Technologists, Opticians, and Strategy & Analysis Engineers. This position will expose the candidate to various optical manufacturing assignments supporting multiple business units. The core of the assignment is to implement standard CNC programming techniques and protocols across a variety of machine types while supporting production of various optical components. The position will require you to productionize CNC processes to support new and existing machinery and products.  

This is a 2nd shift position, with a schedule of 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM.


  • Manufacturing high precision optics on CNC manufacturing equipment in accordance with manufacturing documentation, process documentation and technical requirements
  • Support the manufacturing team as a subject matter expert in programming. Assist in incorporating industry best practices in the work center
  • Support operators by preparing CNC programs used in optical manufacturing
  • Ensure program check and verification methods are established for the work center
  • Develop manufacturing processes on CNC machinery (e.g., grinders, polishers, multi-axis machining centers, etc…)
  • Recommend and define tools and fixtures to support CNC processes
  • Identify problems and recommend solutions on a variety of the more complex CNC manufacturing issues
  • Draw upon your experience and knowledge of machine control and programming to improve processes and identify opportunities to enhance product quality and increasing efficiency
  • Work in partnership with Optical Methods Engineers and CNC Operators to define process refinements and enhancements

Education Requirements: 

Associate degree in Programming, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Technology preferred

Experience Required: 

  • Minimum of 3+ years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Fagor, Fanuc, Siemens, Heidenhain, or similar CNC control system required
  • Previous experience with Mastercam required
  • Previous experience with Vericut preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Basic knowledge of optical materials.
  • Ability to perform problem solving tasks.
  • Strong math aptitude including knowledge of trigonometry and geometry.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of flexibility and assist others as needed including in areas of CNC machine operation to delicate hand polishing.

Due to contract requirements, US citizenship is required. Additionally, if you are a dual citizen (a citizen of the US and another country), the Company must obtain approval for you to have access to the information required for this position.  You will not be able to begin employment until such approval is obtained and this may take several months.

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government Security Clearance.  For your information, here is the form the government requires to begin the process of obtaining a clearance:  https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Danbury Mission Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Fields of study

  • CNC
  • Machining

Required languages

  • English

CAM Software Experience

  • Mastercam