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CNC Programmer

Company: Thorlabs
Location: Sterling
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the programming, setting up, and running CNC lathes and milling machines in a fast-paced, team environment. In addition is responsible for programming the day-to-day operations of our CNC machining centers and CNC lathes used to meet both production schedules and the rapid prototyping requirements of R&D. This position will include interacting with both manufacturing and R&D teams to ensure continuous improvement of production and quality processes. Although the location of this position is in Sterling, VA from the time it may be required to undertake duties at other Thorlabs locations.
Essential Job Functions - include the following, but are not limited to:
Ability to program complex work pieces on 4+ axis equipment.
Knowledge of CNC Lathes, Vertical and Horizontal CNC Milling Machines (4+ axes)
Experience with Haas, Okuma -and Mazak controls.
Ability to hand-edit CNC programs (G codes/M codes)
Familiar with the operation of DNC systems.
Capable of fabricating precision tools and fixturing.
Experience machining tight tolerances and complex geometries.
Solid understanding of geometric dimensions and tolerances.
Programming experience of multi-task machines a plus.
Solid Works and or GibbsCAM experience a plus.
In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:
Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.
The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Physical Activities:
Work may be active, could stand or sit for long durations and/or perform repetitious work at times. Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally. While performing the duties, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. Some employees may come into contact with potentially harmful chemicals or fumes, but ventilation systems normally minimize any harmful effects, and the work areas may be noisy at times.
Minimum 3 years' machine shop environment
Experienced with CNC programming
Experience in machining close tolerance components
Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Technical training specific to CNC programming
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge programming for, and performing setups on, vertical and horizontal CNC machines, CNC lathes, and manual milling/turning machines.
Capable of inspecting and troubleshooting his/her own work.
Able to work independently or with a team in an efficient manner.
Strong sense of ownership and work ethic.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills are a must.
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Keywords: Thorlabs, Sterling , CNC Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Sterling, Virginia

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