CNC Programmer

companyRock West Composites
locationSan Diego, CA 92154, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/27/2024
CNC Programmer
Full Time
Rock West Composites, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a CNC Programmer.

Rock West Composites, Inc. is an engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to providing innovative solutions for commercial and government customers. This position is located in our San Diego, CA-Otay Mesa location and reports to the Director of Manufacturing.

Position Summary:
Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records and maintaining equipment and supplies.

Essential Responsibilities May Include:

  • Creates instructions for machining parts using MasterCam
  • Reviews 3D CAD design blueprints (SolidWorks)
  • Makes calculations for programming including where materials should be cut
  • Translates instructions into a computer automated manufacturing (CAM) program
  • Communicates with engineers and clients who will use the programs
  • Checks completed programs by running simulations or tests
  • Prepares geometric layout of designs using proper software
  • Determines sequence of operations in a program
  • Writes programs and modifies existing ones for increased efficiency
  • Analyzes and selects speeds and cutting tools for programs
  • Prepares and sets up CNC machines to run first parts
Basic Qualifications & Education:

  • Minimum of 5 years programming experience in composite CNC machined parts
  • MUST have advanced knowledge of programming
  • Strong understanding of 4 and 5 Axis machining, materials, processes and tolerances
  • Mechanically able to assemble and disassemble parts and assemblies
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills and ability to establish objectives
  • Experience with contact and non-contact inspection methods
  • Organized, self-motivated, strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple duties, set priorities and follow tasks through completion
  • Capable of working in an environment in which demands and priorities change
  • Processing techniques such as wet lay-up, mold and fixture design, inspection methods, and infusion preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent
Perks and Benefits:
  • 100% Employer Paid Medical and Dental
  • Annual Bonus
  • 401K - 5% match
  • Employee Stocks Option Program
  • 9/80 work schedule
  • 8- paid Holidays
  • PTO: Maximum 4-weeks after 5 years of employment
  • $2,500 tuition reimbursement

The hourly range for this position falls within $35-$46. The final compensation will be determined based on experience, skillset, and other factors permitted by law.

Why should you want to work with us? Rock West Composites cares about our employees! Not only do we offer great benefits to our full-time employees (Medical & Dental 100% employer paid, Vision, Paid Time Off and 401K match), we offer a fun and friendly working environment!

Rock West Composites is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. Due to nature of defense contracts, US Citizenship is a requirement. As part of our Drug and Alcohol Policy, upon acceptance of any offer of employment, employment will be conditional of passing a required drug test.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 858-537-6260.

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • Composite
  • Solidworks