Senior Milling Programmer – Department Lead

  • Location: Fridley
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #36139

SkyWater Search Partners is now looking for a Sr. CNC Programmer and Department Lead for a client of ours in the Northwest Metro. This would be a full-time opportunity with a growing machine-shop organization with a wide variety of capabilities and a great reputation here in town.

Sr. CNC Milling Programmer – Department Lead

We are a market leader in precision machining, operating out of a 24,000 SQR facility in the Northwest Metro. We continuously invest in new equipment and machinery to expanded and improve our capabilities to support customers in a variety of industries. We specialize in small to medium size parts, and becoming more versatile as we grow.

We have three departments: Milling, Swiss and Turning. This would be the lead programmer and set-up specialist for the Milling department.

Position Summary:

Develop CNC programs and layouts to process new or improve existing production parts. Technical consideration must be applied in the following areas: Machine capability, tooling capability, cutting parameters, setup standards, and material properties. Attention to detail is critical when maintaining and updating controlled documents.

Essential Duties:

  • Obtain and maintain knowledge on all appropriate equipment and process including; OKK, Doosan – Mynx 7500, Mazak and Haas Vertical Mills.
  • Build and maintain program standards across multiple machine platforms
  • Develop layouts, and CNC programs for machining centers in accordance with process plan.
  • Assist in providing cycle times for quoting new work.
  • Maintain engineering documents with minor updates including cycle time, process instructions, tool substitutions, and operation print changes.
  • Recommend improvements on tools, machining process order, and equipment.
  • Participate on cross functional teams to reduce setup time, increase throughput, or eliminate quality issues.
  • Build out the Milling department over time, including being part of the hiring process for machinists, operators and technicians.

Required Experience:

  • Technical Associates Degree in related field or 5-10+ years of relevant industry experience within CNC Lathe and Milling.
  • Extensive knowledge of programming software(s) and applying those technologies and software’s to each machine.
  • Hands-On and willing to be a doer within the organization. Being a smaller company (yet growing), it’s a very inclusive and cross-functional work environment.
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