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CNC Programmer Specialist

Harvard, MA

Posted: 04/28/2023 Industry: Manufacturing Operations Job Number: 15575

Job Description

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Title: CNC Programmer Specialist
Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering
  • Duration: Perm
  • Pay rate: $32-37/hr
  • Job Location: Harvard, MA
  • Job# 15575

Coordinates complex programming support for machining parts, tools, or sheet metal on numerically controlled  machine tools from engineering design stage through the finished part. Ensures parts conform to dimensional  specifications and equipment achieves throughput efficiency. 
  • Provides programming support for machining parts, tools, or sheet metal on numerically controlled machine tools by writing complex programs of machine instructions in symbolic language to encode numerical control tape or direct numerical control database to regulate movement of machine along cutting path. Changes, updates and/or initiates manufacturing processes.
  • Safely and economically produces a part to the manufacturing engineering specification or drawing by  selecting proper cutting tools for each part, taking into consideration such factors as speeds, types of cutters,  feeds, and control system limitations.
  • Selects program routines for the most efficient computer calculation of dimensional and machining requirements for each part buy computing angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures, and outlining sequence of operations required to machine the part. 
  • Determines dimension and configuration of difficult cuts, selection of cutting tools, and machine speeds and  feed rates by analyzing drawings, sketches, and design data of part.
  • Coordinates and oversees tape tryouts, including complete follow?up on all cycle related procedures,  documentation and communications. Assures accuracy by comparing encoded tape or computer printout with original program sheet.
  • Shows location of reference points and direction of cutting paths by preparing geometric layout on graph paper  or using computer?assisted drafting software.
  • Modifies existing parts programs for engineering changes or program improvements. Eliminates instruction errors or omissions by revising program.
  • Analyzes proposed changes in methods and materials and contributes to continuous improvement and key lean manufacturing/production activities. Recommends actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses. May lead special projects in applying continuous improvement techniques and implementing changes.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing technical publications.
  • May provide leadership to others in department. Acts as prime contact on high level projects. Establishes goals and objectives required to complete projects. Trains and mentors less experienced employees.
  • Shares specialized knowledge with others. Serves as a resource to others in resolving a variety of problems.  Supports the team by accomplishing related results as needed. Work assignments may include cross?functional or project team responsibilities.
Education and Experience 
  • Completion of related trade school program, AA, or equivalent external training in NC Programming. 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through seven or more years of directly related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of key numerical control programming principles, concepts, and techniques. Knowledge of CNC programming language. Thorough knowledge of N/C tooling, proper speeds and feeds for the material to be machined and proper machine sequences. Ability to correct and optimize N/C programs. Thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes and routines. Ability to develop part processes that better integrate programming practices. Ability to effectively apply continuous improvement methods to design and manufacturing functions (e.g. process mapping, design?to?production automation). Ability to work on a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity where analysis and evaluation of various outcomes require tradeoffs. Ability to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways and evaluate alternative solutions that may require coordination across multiple teams. Ability to establish goals and objectives to complete projects. May  require ability to use standard business software applications and/or specialized design, data analysis, or  database tools. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret policies and recommend changes to procedures. Ability to  effectively communicate and present information to team members, team leaders, and top management. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to effectively demonstrate team member competencies and participate in goal?setting, performance feedback, and self?development activities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit. The employee frequently is required to  use hands to operate a computer and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Also expected of the employee is regular  attendance, the ability to work cooperatively and professionally with others and members of the public, and  the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
(The essential functions have been provided as examples of types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. The Company reserves the right to modify the work assignments and/or to make reasonable  accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. The physical and mental demands described above are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.)

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Emily Donahue
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  • Directthe recruitment efforts for both the Quincy, MA and Providence, RI branches. 
  • Manages a distributed team of recruiting leads, individual contributor recruiters and account managers. 
  • Responsible for leading the fulfillment and execution of sourcing, recruiting, sales and business development practices across the region. 
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