NC Lathe Programmer


  • Posted 3 years ago
  • Addison, Illinois
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NC Lathe Programmer


We are currently looking to hire a NC Lathe Programmer for our manufacturing facility in Addison, IL. We are a industry leading aerospace/aviation precision machine shop and are extremely busy. This will be a 1st shift role, working 6am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday with mandatory OT. Pay starts off at $35p/hour and can go up to $40p/hour depending on experience. Please see below for more detail!


Summary Generate numerical control programs for the purpose of machining metal parts on CNC lathes & CNC Mills by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Analyzes drawings, blueprints, and design data of part to determine toolpath, selection of cutting tools, machine speeds / feeds, and reference points.


Creates angular and linear geometry, radii, solid models, curvatures, and outlines sequence of operations required to machine part.


Prepares geometric layout using computer-assisted drafting software to show location of reference points and visual assistance for setup purposes.


Creates setup sheets and tool sheets to guide setup and operation of machine.


Compare saved programs from shop floor with original master program for changes.


Revises program to eliminate instruction errors or omissions.


Observes operation of machine on trial run to prove out new programs and work instructions.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Uses intuition and experience to complement data.


Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.


Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Interpersonal Skills - Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.


Written Communication - Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.


Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.


Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.


Adaptability - Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.


Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university or 2- 5 years related experience; and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience to be associated with CNC Lathe and or CNC Mill. Multi axis experience a plus.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 


Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


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