CNC Programmer

Website Wakefield Thermal

CNC Programmer Job Highlights

Title CNC Programmer
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Raleigh, NC, United States
Company Wakefield Thermal

Company Profile

Wakefield Thermal is one of the world’s leading complete end-to-end thermal solutions design, engineering, and manufacturing companies. It solves cooling challenges, at the component, system, and facility levels.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a CNC Programmer who will be responsible for creating and documenting an efficient and accurate CNC machining process to meet internal and customer requirements of precision aluminum thermal components for the Aerospace and Defense industries.

Requires strict attention to detail as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

Education Level

  • Not mentioned, yet a High School Diploma will be a plus

Work Experience

  • 3 years of CNC Milling Programming (Mastercam preferred)
  • CNC Milling Programming (3-Axis, 4-Axis, 5-Axis preferred)
  • CNC Lathe Programming (preferred)
  • Probing and Macros (preferred)


  • Collaborate with other CNC Programmers to develop best practices and innovative approaches to complex machining challenges.
  • Collaborate with other technical disciplines such as Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Control to ensure each project is a success.
  • Create accurate CNC programs and associated setup documentation for all required work holding and fixturing.
  • Create efficient and accurate CNC programs and associated setup documentation using Mastercam for all CNC operations required to create compliant components.
  • Create in-process (IP) documents for critical features on each CNC operation.
  • Create manufacturing drawings for all custom tooling using Solidworks for use by outside tooling vendors.
  • Create probing and macro programs as required.
  • Design all necessary work-holding, fixturing, and custom tooling in Solidworks or Mastercam to support the CNC machining process.
  • Maintain all NC code and associated documentation in the directory.
  • Review customer and internal drawings to fully understand the requirements and tolerances associated with each necessary component to create a proper machining approach.
  • Support CNC Machining during the setup and production process for all required CNC program updates
  • Support Continuous Improvement and cost reduction efforts through the reprogramming of legacy components to improve overall process quality and reduce cycle times.


  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve highly technical challenges.
  • Microsoft Office
  • Solid works
  • Strong verbal and written communication

Physical Demands

  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • Use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to sit and to use a computer keyboard with a mouse for long periods.
  • Occasionally lift or move 25 pounds.

Work Environment

  • Exposed to noise and aluminum particles.
  • The noise level is usually moderate, but hearing protection may be required in designated areas.
  • Required to wear safety glasses when in the plant.
  • Conditions in remote locations vary, depending on the job requirements.

Employer’s Statement

Wakefield Thermal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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