CNC Programmer

companyLSI Industries, Inc.
locationHouston, TX 77041, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/19/2024
CNC Programmer
Full Time
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LSI's heritage spans more than 40 years, beginning in 1976 when the company was founded. The company employs about 1,400 people at 11 manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada and we continue to grow. Headquartered in Greater Cincinnati Ohio, LSI is a publicly held company traded on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the symbol LYTS. We manufacture commercial lighting solutions, advanced graphic and image solutions, digital and retail display solutions.

We are looking for a CNC Programmer to support our Graphics Team out of our Houston, TX Location


Support CNC programming activities in conjunction with strategic goals of the Grocery store division.

  • OPERATOR (other duties as assigned)
    • Operate machine to cut, shape, or form workpieces to specifications, when required.
    • Manage program data and assure relevant programs are up-to-date for current production
    • Ensure supply inventory levels support the production schedule by reviewing material requisitions and expediting materials from the Receiving department.
    • Organize work flow by determining the priority of jobs based on standard reporting or scheduled meetings and determining when, where and how jobs will be worked.
    • Assist in efficient production by communicating to Team Leader possible avenues for better material yield or increased efficiency of routing techniques.
    • Manage tooling capability for the required machine function, based on product demand and application.
  • PROGRAMMER (other duties as assigned)
    • Ensure that program updates occur on a timely basis. Both NEW and SUSTAINING product.
    • Ability to utilize ENROUTE to program the CNC router.
    • Identify and stage raw materials and select the optimum tools required for job production.
    • Create AutoCad DXF drawings and program tool path as required.
    • Ability to use various programs like Corel Draw/ACAD/Adobe Illustrator to mate digital press files with Enroute to net identical product outcomes
    • Optimize machining through operation of local controls of CNC router and knife cutter and digitize; program optimum feeds, home and offsets.
    • Design and fabricate holding fixtures.
    • Maintain/Upload programs / files through daily backup of files.
    • Observe and listen to machine operation to detect malfunctions such as worn or damaged cutting tools.
    • Ensure that machines, equipment and tools remain in good working order by performing daily preventive maintenance, regular and consistent inspection and repair; completing checklists as needed.
    • Maintain a 5s, clean and orderly work area.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with AutoCad, Inspire and Tool Path software.
  • Experience in CNC programming. Knowledgeable of typography and graphics assembly (bleeds, traps, borders, stroke).


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as decimal to fractional conversion, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to use measuring tapes, machinist rule, dial indicators, calipers, squares and protractors.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to work in a team environment with initiative and minimum level of supervision. Ability to comply with safety policies. Mechanically inclined. Ability to perform at a beginner's level in operation of information systems, to include J.D. Edwards' OneWorld. Ability to perform at an intermediate level in AutoCad, Inspire and Tool Path software.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off


LSI is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. LSI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Fields of study

  • CNC

Required skills

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • EnRoute