CNC Programmer
At Arconic

Date Posted: 6/19/2017

Job Description

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for creating, verifying and proofing machining programs for 3, 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centers, supporting the development of touch probe procedures and programs, developing and maintaining machining processes and standard post-processor activities, participating in machine fixture and cutting tool design and development, providing tool lists, set-up instructions and graphics to the shop floor, participating in cost reduction projects and developing relevant documentation.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Create, verify and proof machining programs for 3, 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centers working from blueprints and 3D models. Buy off on programs in conjunction with Engineering pre-production.
2. Support the development of touch probe procedures and programs to be used for on-machine pre-production inspection and verification.
3. Develop and maintain machining processes, including standard post-processor activities.
4. Participate in machine fixture and cutting tool design and development.
5. Provide tool lists, set-up instructions and graphics to shop floor pre-production.
6. Participate in cost reduction projects related to NC programming.
7. Develop relevant documentation, including programs, procedures and best practices.
8. Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment, adhering to 5S principles.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • A related machine trades certificate/diploma and two years relevant experience, or, six years relevant experience.
  • Understands basic concepts of high velocity machining and/or the machining of complex prismatic components requiring 3, 4 and 5-axis positioning a plus.
  • Siemens NX CAM or Gibbs CAM programming in full 5-axis positioning and 3-axis contouring experience.
  • Experience with milling, turning or grinding.
  • Experience setting up and operating machine tools.
  • Intermediate ability to read and interpret assembly drawings and specifications.
  • Proficient in the use of machinist hand tools and measuring tools, process planning and inspection.
  • Proficient PC skills in a Windows environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a precision machine shop environment.
  • An understanding of fixture concepts and designs.
  • Experience verifying and optimizing NC programs or machine programs prior to the release to the shop floor. Vericut software experience a plus.
  • Experience with assemblies and nesting parts into billets for machining of part families.
  • An understanding of postprocessors, Cimpro or Gibbs CAM desired, for a variety of machine and control types.
  • An understanding of touch probe macro programming and utilizing standards and procedures for the safe and effective use of probes on the shop floor.

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:


New Brighton, MN


Job Type:


At least 2 year(s)


Date Posted:

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