Swiss/Turn-Mill Programmer

Phoenix, Arizona - Direct Hire - Job ID #2455

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Job Description:  The Swiss/Turn-Mill CNC Programmer will manage the CNC-program creation process for machine shop with expanding CNC Swiss late and Turn-mill lathes

.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 using CAD/CAM system (preferably Part-Maker, FeatureCam, etc.)
  • 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. 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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge and understanding of AS9100 quality system.
  • Familiar or working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand, use hands and fingers to flex and extend fingers with opposition of thumb-palmar grasp, to frequently walk, bend, stoop, reach, turn, twist, push, pull and to occasionally crouch or kneel.  Talk or hear, and to move within the areas of the facilities and parking lots.  The employee must also occasionally lift and/or carry objects or loads under 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus.  An annual eye exam may be required.

6:30 am to 3:00 pm 

Salary DOE:
$30.00 – $33.00


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