CNC Setup/Programmer- 1st Shift

companyPalmetto State Armory
locationSummerville, SC, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/29/2023
Full Time

The CNC Programmer/Setup has operational responsibility for the manufacturing processes of the CNC programs. Operational responsibilities include safety, quality, delivery, and productivity.


  • Creates instructions for machinists.
  • Reviews of 3D CAD design blueprints.
  • Assists with making calculations for programming including where materials should be cut.
  • Translates instructions into a computer automated manufacturing (CAM) program.
  • Checks completed programs running simulations or tests.
  • Prepares geometric layout of designs using proper software.
  • Determines sequence of operations in a program.
  • Choose cutting tools that will be needed.
  • Analyzes job order and performs necessary calculations.
  • Assist with writing programs and modifies existing ones for increased efficiency.
  • Analyzes and selects speeds and cutting tools for programs.
  • Makes improvements to set up times for a task and contouring of complex shapes.
  • Simplifies tooling time for workers and increases productivity for the client.
  • Evaluates all completed designs to validate their functions and ensure they successfully reduce time and money for the client.
  • Monitors all programs to make sure they follow blueprint instructions and safely and successfully complete the task.
  • Provides training for clients on automated systems.
  • Complies with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to all Quality System Standards.
  • Develop compliance with operating strategies to achieve defined productivity, quality, and operating cost goals.
  • Request resources necessary to accomplish group goals and objectives.
  • Assist in on-the-job training of other employees.
  • Participate in Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery improvements.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Experience with fixture design.
  • Mastercam experience preferred.
  • Ability to manage and organize the workflow of manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with executive management and work group.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in CNC machining and set-up.
  • Ability to create and modify G & M code programing for CNC Machines.

Employees work in a controlled climate. Overtime hours may be required including weekends.


Ability to lift/carry fifty pounds, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, climb ladders and other physical activities associated with CNC Setup/Programmer.

Required skills

  • Mastercam