CNC Programmer - Lvl III

companyAxiom Space, Inc.
locationWebster, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/28/2024
CNC Programmer
Full Time
Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station - a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic CNC Programmer who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • Developing and modifying programs for multi-axis CNC mills and lathes
  • Determining tooling and fixture needs
  • Machine set-up and maintenance
  • Manufacturing products from a variety of raw materials, including metal, wood, plastic, and composites
  • Working closely with other machinists and programmers to produce mockup, prototype, and flight hardware
  • Collaborating with design, engineering, and production teams to develop manufacturing projects and processes
  • Heavy lifting and handling of parts
  • Operating shop equipment, such as drill presses, band saws, grinders, and pallet trucks
  • Adhering to safety guidelines and shop protocols
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

Education & Experience

  • 8+ years' experience in CNC machine programming, certification a plus
  • Programming of CAM systems, hyperMILL preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, assembly, and inspection processes
  • Knowledge of inspection equipment
  • Comprehension of GD&T
  • Operational knowledge of CNC equipment, workholding, and fixturing
  • Ability to interpret schematics and assembly drawings
  • Familiarity of SolidWorks or similar computer aided design tools
  • Knowledge of Mastercam and Siemens 840d a plus
  • Knowledge of DMG Mori machine tools a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on multiple projects
  • Ability to thrive in a fast environment and produce timely results
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail
Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
Physical Requirements
  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment
Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Fields of study

  • CNC

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • Siemens
  • hyperMILL
  • Solidworks
  • Siemens