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CNC Programmer

companyColumbus McKinnon Corporation
locationWadesboro, NC, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/23/2023
CNC Programmer
Full Time
Position: CNC Programmer

Location: Wadesboro, North Carolina

Position Overview: The CNC Programmer is responsible for programming the CNC machines and creates fixtures for the Machine Shop. This position is also responsible for the maintenance, inspection, and repair of existing tooling used in the Machine Shop

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for Revising programs and/or tapes to eliminate errors, and retest programs to check that problems have been solved.
  • Analyzes job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and design data in order to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates.
  • Determines reference points, machine cutting paths, or hole locations, and compute angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures.
  • Observes machines on trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications.
  • Designs fixtures and tooling for new products and analyze cost. Quote tooling to determine most cost effective solutions per machine. Draw fixtures as required.
  • Responsible for programing short run jobs using keyboard at machines. Debug processes.
  • Maintain inventory on items stored in tool crib. Order items not included on automatic replenishment system.
  • Inspects and cleans all tooling returned from production.
  • Assesses state of consumable tooling for sharpening, scrapping, or restocking.
  • Communicates with suppliers any issues with their tooling that arise.
  • Adjusts minimum and maximum tool levels as needed.
  • Updates tool database as new tooling is received and obsolete tooling is removed.
  • Operates tooling presenter for equipment requiring preset tooling.
  • Re-sharpens drills that are stored on shelves.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Abilities:
  • Must be able to interpret documents such as manufacturing prints and work order packets.
  • Must be able to listen and receive instructions from the Production Supervisors, Engineering and Operations Managers.
  • Must be able to communicate concerns to the Production Supervisors, Engineering and Operations Managers.
  • Must be able to complete forms as required by within the Machine Shop.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.
  • Ability to interpret Engineering Drawings.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Must have experience and knowledge of basic hand tools.
  • Must be able to use dial calipers, gages, and other measuring instruments.
  • Must be able to program CNC machining centers and turning centers.

Required Qualifications:
  • High School Graduate, GED is required.
  • Qualified candidate will be required to have verifiable machining experience and 3 yrs. in G-code, Conversational and CAM software use on lathes and mills.
  • Candidate must be able to setup, program, and operate CNC lathes and mills.
  • Must be able to edit and write programs along with performing offsets and tool changes.
About Columbus McKinnon:

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of intelligent motion solutions that move the world forward and improve lives by efficiently and ergonomically moving, lifting, positioning and securing materials. Key products include hoists, crane components, precision conveyor systems, rigging tools, light rail workstations and digital power and motion control systems. We are focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by our superior design and engineering know-how. Columbus McKinnon is a publicly traded company that has been in business for almost 150 years - proud of our heritage, where we come from, and where we're going. As Columbus McKinnon grows globally, so does our need for driven and inspired employees. Join our winning team!

Columbus McKinnon Corporation promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other Federal or State legally-protected classes. We also value the safety of all associates and work hard to maintain a Drug Free Workplace.

Fields of study

  • Machining