Programmer CNC-2nd Shift

companyKewaunee International Group
locationStatesville, NC 28677, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/4/2024
Full Time
Responsible for writing and generating CNC machine code, ensuring the production of high-quality components from raw materials. The role demands a keen eye for detail, proficiency in computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Read and interpret technical blueprints and design models to understand product dimensions and requirements.
  • Program CNC machines by inputting design specifications into computer modeling software, selecting appropriate cutting tools, and adjusting machine settings to meet product specifications.
  • Perform quality control tests during the manufacturing stage and on the final product to ensure all items meet client specifications.
  • Work closely with other departmental staff to ensure efficient operation procedures and meet production deadlines.
  • Balance workload between various machines to maintain production schedule.
  • Write Work Instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for departmental tasks.
  • Train users to use software and provide technical assistance.
  • Monitor performance of program after implementation and troubleshoot programming issues to put countermeasures in place to prevent reoccurrence of the problem.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to navigate the windows environment.
  • Participation in continuous improvement lean processes and events.
  • Familiarity with quality process control systems and workplace safety standards.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of materials including resin, wood, and steel.
  • A willingness to learn the operation of the equipment to be programmed across all manufacturing plants.

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.

Associate's degree (A. A.)in a related field or 2 to 4 years' experience programming CNC sheet metal punching and cutting machines. Must have experience using CAD/CAM programming software, preferably Autocad and/or Optimation. One year manufacturing experience required.

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 calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

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.


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.

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


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Required skills

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • Steel