Sustaining Engineer -- CNC Programmer

companyAscentec Engineering
locationTualatin, OR 97062, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/1/2024
CNC Programmer
Full Time
Job Type



Ascentec Engineering LLC is growing! If you want to be part of a culture that values integrity, innovation, and providing excellent solutions for customers look no further.

We are seeking a Sustaining Engineer - CNC Programmer that will support moving projects from NPI to production, while maintaining the integrity of our components and holding to exacting standards. This role requires the ability to rapidly deploy highly-automated manufacturing processes as well as succinctly identify and prevent any shortfalls in product quality. The programmer has project-level responsibility for the critical components manufactured on vertical, horizontal, lathe, and 5-axis CNC machines. This role has significant growth opportunity, and is part of a rapidly developing, dynamic organization that directly supports commercial access to space, commercial aviation, and cutting-edge semiconductor technologies. Technical excellence, as well as stellar interpersonal team skills, are key attributes of top candidates.


Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with commercial aerospace, spaceflight and semiconductor companies to develop manufacturing solutions for extremely complex and challenging components
  • Comprehend engineering notes and communicate with internal and external customers to accurately conceptualize and complete designs
  • Use SolidWorks & CAM software to develop standard and custom tooling solutions
  • Streamline SolidWorks to CAM programming using SolidWorks output or 3RD party CAM software
  • Train new or current programmers and be a resource for others when questions arise
  • Take the role of reviewing manufacturing process for other engineer's method
  • Other tasks as defined by leadership

Job Qualification/Experience & Technical Skills:
  • Proficient in SolidWorks and 3-D modeling with advanced knowledge of MasterCam or NX
  • Conceptual design visualization skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas to others
  • Ability to problem solve efficiently, working toward simple solutions to complex problems
  • Aptitude for mechanical design and can design intermediate to complex multi-parts assemblies
  • ASME Print Reading and GD&T fundamentals
  • Ability to review designs with quality team
  • Must be excellent with computers and file systems
  • General understanding of material properties, uses, machinability, and finishes a plus
  • Manufacturing Associate Degree or equivalent required

Personal Qualifications:
  • Aggressive Self-Starter/Self-Motivated
  • Professional Demeanor and Respectful in all situations
  • Flexible and willing to help others as needs and tasks change
  • Positive Attitude & Team Player
  • Quality oriented- "Do it right the first time"
  • Honest with Stellar Integrity
  • Reliable and Dependable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Enjoys fast pace and rapidly changing environment

Working Conditions:
  • May sit for long periods of time
  • Will frequently walk to Production, where noise level can be low to moderate
  • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed
  • The physical demands described above, represent those 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 of the position

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401k match
  • Paid Holidays/Paid time off
  • Paid short- & long-term Disability coverage

Location: Tualatin

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • SolidWorks CAM
  • Solidworks