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Swiss/Turn-Mill CNC Programmer

Phoenix, AZ

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 21 Pay Rate: $30 - $33 Remote Friendly?: Office

Job Description

​​​​​​Swiss/Turn-Mill CNC Programmer

Location: Phoenix, AZ (with training in Chatsworth, CA)
Position Type: Direct Hire or C2H
Hourly / Salary: BOE
Residency Status: US Citizen or Green Card Holder ONLY

Our client is looking for a Swiss/Turn-Mill CNC Programmer to join their team!

Job Description: 

The Swiss/Turn-Mill CNC Programmer will manage the CNC-program creation process for machine shop with expanding CNC Swiss lathes, CNC Turn-mill lathes, CNC 3 axis lathes, CNC 2 axis lathes and CNC 3 axis mills.

Key Responsibilities:

Interprets drawings, create new solid models (where necessary) to generate CNC programs for Swiss lathes and/or multi-axis Turn-Mill (double-turret, double-spindle) machines CNC 3 axis lathes, CNC 2 axis lathes and CNC 3 axis mills. Using CAD/CAM system (preferably Part-Maker, FeatureCam, etc.)
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  • Include proper methodology, tooling, cutting speeds and feeds in order to generate quality parts in accordance to product specifications.
  • Set-up to produce First Piece on the Swiss, Turn-Mill machines, CNC 3 axis lathes, CNC 2 axis lathes and CNC 3 axis mills. Run jobs when required. Studies and interprets drawings, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations, and set-up requirements to maximize efficiency.
  • Creates set-up sheets (tool list, x-y-z home positions) and communicate with set-up machinists of the tooling requirements, fixtures, etc.
  • Monitors and verifies the accuracy of each job’s initial set-up and final outcome.
  • Revises, update, and maintain all programs and documents based on engineering changes or per process improvement projects dictate.
  • Work with machine shop supervisor/manager on process improvements and cycle time reductions including testing of new cutting tools and new processes to balance main/sub cycle time.
  • Communicates with set-up machinists and/or Machine Shop Supervisor/Manager regarding tooling/fixtures/material requirements for upcoming and/or existing jobs on the floor.
  • Provides shop floor assistance with inspection methods, training on machines, machine alarms, and program issues.
  • Communicates with the Quality Engineer to develop inspection methods, First Piece Inspections (FPI’s), and In-process inspection during production run.

Skills and Requirements:
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  • Applicant must be ITAR compliant.
  • 5+ years of experience programming Swiss CNC Machines and/or Turn-Mill lathes (Tsugami, Star, and double-spindle + double-turret CNC machines) preferred and CNC 3 axis lathes, CNC 2 axis lathes and CNC 3 axis mills.
  • Deep understanding of machining fundamentals or formula correlation of machining parameters (i.E. SFM, RPM, IPR, IPT, etc.) on cutting tool, work-piece materials, etc.
  • Knowledge of newer Fanuc controls (18i, 31i), including Tsugami machines (S-series, B0-series,) multi-axis turn-mill centers and ability to learn and adapt to ever changing technology
  • Knowledge of measuring equipment and the application of such instruments, including but not limited to calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, indicators, comparators.
  • Deep understanding of mechanical drawings and specifications and ability to interpret geometric tolerances and dimensions call-outs on drawings.
  • Detailed knowledge of programming segments and corresponding operations.
  • Working knowledge of various tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars and inserts used on various machines
  • Knowledge and understanding of AS9100 quality system.
  • Proficient level of Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, etc).
  • Familiar or working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

  • Technical certificate from trade school/community colleges on CNC machining and/or programming. 
  • Five or more years’experience of Swiss and /or Turn-Mill programming using leading CAD/Cam system such as Part-Maker, FeatureCam, etc.
  • Able to set-up and produce First Piece on Swiss and/or Turn-Mill lathes.

  • High School Diploma or GED

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