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Senior CNC Programmer & Machinist

Department: Machine Shop
Shift: Day Shift M-F 6am-2:30pm
Location: Rio Rancho, NM 87124
581 Laser Road
Job Type: Full Time
Duration: Permanent
Travel: None
Compensation: Hourly


Under general supervision performs a wide variety of routine to complex tasks which include: Programming CNC machining centers, develop programs from Engineering-supplied solid models, setting up and operating CNC machinery for prototyping and production, perform program adjustments, troubleshoot machine code, machine parts and inspect for conformance to specifications. May include some tooling and/or workholding design and machining of fixtures for in-plant use. Will be expected to perform production work when no prototyping or programming work is required. Other machinery operated may include hydraulic and drill press, CNC, manual lathe, milling, shearing, saw cutting machine, band saw, belt sander, surface grinder, dual grinding/buffing machine, tumbler and computer terminal. In addition, perform deburring, buffing, polishing, filling and cleaning machines and sweeping the floor as part of cleanup rotation.

Although the above is typical of the duties and responsibilities normally performed, additional duties and responsibilities requiring essentially the same skills, knowledge and dexterity may be required.


CNC programmer-oriented technical school graduate or equivalent experience required. Must have completed at least (6000) hours toward the standard (8000) hour machinist apprenticeship program or possess the journeyman equivalent level. Must possess at least (2) years experience in programming, setting up and operating various CNC machines, equipment and tools typically found in a mid to large size machine shop. SolidWorks (3-axis) strongly preferred; EspritCam (5-axis) experience a plus.


Hydraulic, kick, punch and drill press, lathe, milling, shearing, plastic/mold and saw cutting machine, CNC, band saw, belt sander, surface grinder, tumbler, dual grinding/buffing machine, computer terminal, fork-lift, propane torch, measuring tools, various power and hand tools, jigs, fixtures, dies, high pressure air hose, roll-around wagon and occasionally the telephone. Safety glasses must be worn at all times while in the machine shop. Additional safety equipment to be worn or utilized as indicated by company policy or applicable State and Federal regulations.


Normal machine shop equipment and machine noise, some vibration, metal chips and shavings, lubricating oil and grease. Tasks require sitting for prolonged periods, walking, carrying and some lifting.



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