CNC Programmer I

companyHelwig Carbon Products Inc
locationMilwaukee, WI, USA
PublishedPublished: 3/21/2024
CNC Programmer
Full Time
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Design/develop programs, set up, operate and monitor various Mazak CNC turning centers with live tooling
  • Program on-line
  • Prepare tools and secure parts into machines.
  • Install program and correlate machine position with controls. Manual cycle machine through operator sequence to check fixture and/or work positions, tooling, clearances, speeds and feeds.
  • Recognize, report and correct errors. Record production deviations and other notations necessary to produce and improve high quality product.
  • Diagnose machine malfunctions and coordinate machine repairs.
  • Recommend tooling applications and operational sequence to assist in developing programming for new and unusual machining requirements.
  • Set up for and/or instruct Machine Operators, diagnose operating difficulties and make adjustments as needed.
  • Work from detailed, involved part drawings and/or specifications.
  • Read and follow shop instructions and operate various other milling, drilling, tapping, and turning machines.
  • Perform quality checks on parts produced.
  • Make frequent adjustments and recalibrations to machines to ensure safe and quality operation.
  • Work with production supervisor and other personnel in a cooperative, collaborative and cost-effective manner.
  • Continually suggest and assist the production supervisor with implementing department and process improvements to increase overall quality and productivity.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies (see Competency Dictionary for specific behaviors):
  • Technical Expertise
  • Quality of Work
  • Attention to Detail
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving Leadership
  • Cross-Team Collaboration
  • Initiative
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Safety and Security
  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Organization and Housekeeping

Language Skills

Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills
  • Industrial math skills (to understand product dimensions and setup procedures)
  • Basic math, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to develop workable implementation plans and communicate changes effectively, build commitment and overcome resistance, prepare and support those affected by change, and monitor transition and evaluate results.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be in good physical condition - sit, stand, stoop, and walk most of the day.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The employee works indoors in a production environment. Additionally, the incumbent will work near moving mechanical parts. He/she may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. There is frequent noise in the work environment.

Required skills

  • Mazak