CNC Router Programmer – Saint Michael, MN

A manufacturer of heavy gage custom thermoformed products wants to hire a CNC Router Programmer who is knowledgeable using Mastercam software. The CNC Router Programmer will be responsible for managing, programming and maintenance of computer numeric controlled 5 axis (CNC) equipment for prototype (first run) and production thermoformed plastic products. The company operates a large rotary thermoforming machine, as well as, 9 basic thermoforming machines and 3 CNC Routers.

CNC Programmer Responsibilities:

  • Review electronic or written blueprints or specifications for thermoformed products.
  • Review and obtain proper tooling.
  • Program extremely close tolerance parts.
  • CNC programming in Mastercam 3, 4, and 5 axis geometries, proving programs prior to machining of parts and tools on a 5-axis CNC router.
  • Work with operators, program managers, engineers to determine project scope, schedule and important job details.
  • Determine methods, tooling, feeds, speeds and all other necessary requirements necessary for manufacturing of plastic parts and components.
  • Knowledge of machining various plastic materials.
  • Directing or training other employees in CNC router setup, running, maintenance and cleaning
  • Maintain appropriate records and documentation

Qualification Requirements:

  • Prior experience with Mastercam programming 5 axis CNC routers.
  • Must have strong GD&T knowledge to interpret engineering drawings from sketches to determine cutting or grinding tools to be used, method of holding, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Must have worked in CNC programming, demonstrating a high degree of proficiency.
  • Experience machining a variety of plastic materials.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes for layup, trim, and assembly of thermoformed products.
  • Ability to read and interpret company documents, such as safety rules, operating/manufacturing instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to read/interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Able to perform basic mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

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