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CNC Programmer

We are looking for an experienced CNC Programmer to design, develop, and write CNC programs, to engineer and design tooling and fixtures to facilitate and optimize manufacturing processes.

LOCATION: Columbia, CT

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design, develop, document, analyze, write and test Turning/CNC programs to manufacture quality parts on schedule for a minimum cost.
  • Interface with members of engineering, production, and customers to resolve problems, make clarifications or make modifications to blueprint and/or other customer supplied data.
  • Design and engineer tooling for CNC lathes, mills, and 5-axis production.
  • Interact and consult with machinists and address programming and engineering concerns and problems.
  • Design, develop, document, analyze, write, and test program modifications that will enhance quality and product flow.
  • Interact with inspection personnel to ensure 1st article parts meet customer tolerances and drawing requirements.
  • Determine tooling, set-up, inspection and gage procedures and sketches.
  • Interpret and apply engineering drawings, specifications, sketches, and other documentation.
  • Design and produce CAD (SolidWorks) drawings for immediate manufacturing needs.
  • Develop and determine manufacturing processes and techniques to improve productivity, standardize manufacturing processes, solve production problems, ensure conformance to specifications while keeping manufacturing costs and process times to a minimum.
  • Hands-on involvement in fabrications of fixtures, when needed.
  • Determine procedures for and assist in various aspects of documentation, including manufacturing processes.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player. Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills are required. 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.

High school diploma or equivalent, plus a minimum of 5 years’ of hands-on manufacturing process experience in a machine shop environment. Associate degree and Aerospace industry experience is strongly preferred. Must possess a strong knowledge of blueprints, technical specifications, working in an ISO quality system and must be proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs as well as CAD, preferably Solidworks.

Columbia Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and may be subject to our random drug testing program depending on where they are assigned to work.

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefit package that includes, among other benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer several options for medical insurance, dental insurance, and 401(k) plan with a Company match.