CNC Programmer

Website Precision Castparts Corporation

Job Highlights

Title CNC Programmer
Type Full Time
Experience 2-3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Jenkintown, PA, United States
Company Precision Castparts Corporation

Company Profile

Precision Castparts is a market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures, and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. The company also produces airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a CNC Programmer who will be responsible for designing complex tooling and preparing programs to manufacture work orders for complex aerospace and precision industrial fasteners on CNC equipment.

Select suitable designs, tools, and materials from a wide variety of combinations to obtain optimum tool life.

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (preferred)

Work Experience

  • 2-5 years of CNC programming
  • Experience machining aerospace-grade alloys (especially high nickel content)
  • Tooling selection
  • Turning and milling capability (3 axis, 4 axis)


  • Attend programming courses and seminars as required to become knowledgeable of new methods and equipment and the latest developments in the field.
  • Maintain daily contact with Manufacturing, Production Control, Purchasing, and other engineering departments.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or appropriate to the position.
  • Prepare layout sheets as required, especially for complicated progressions or multiple tooling, to show manufacturing the position of each tool on turrets, carriages, slides, etc., the relationship to other tools, and the sequences of operation.
  • Prepare programs for each operation scheduled on CNC lathes, milling machines, and grinding machines.
  • Prepare the necessary drawings for each new tool, assign part numbers, and maintain part number files, parts books, reference files, or other records used to locate tools and parts and to eliminate duplication.
  • Resolve difficult and unusual problems, rarely refer problems to supervisor. Advise supervisor of all orders where the costs or delivery dates cannot be met.  Prepare a monthly summary of all cost improvements.
  • Review all first-piece runs at the machine to assure product conformance and to prove the accuracy and efficiency of the program and method. Make necessary changes to improve tool life and achieve the most economical cycle time. Review each order for possible cost reductions.  Recommend method changes where CNC methods are more economical.
  • Review and analyze method sheets, product drawings, work drawings, and related specifications for each order to be processed and have any errors or inconsistencies resolved.
  • Select and assign drills, reamers, cutters, threading tools, form tools, fixtures, spacers, holders, cams, bushings, collets, etc (tooling) necessary to set up and perform each operation as called for on the method sheet.
  • Tool check each order. Estimate the tool life for each work order and list the quantity of each item required.  Review the availability of each item and prepare tool requisitions for all items not in stock.
  • Utilize existing or standard tooling wherever possible. Design complicated tooling or modify and improve existing tooling when standard tooling does not exist giving full consideration to the dimension requirements, material, shrinkage, formability, machinability, machining rates, etc.


  • 2D or 3D modelling
  • Able to define new machine tool requirements and project manage implementation
  • Automation and gantry load systems for high-volume components
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement on tooling cost and cut time
  • Esprit and SolidWorks Software
  • GD&T knowledge
  • Green Belt
  • Solid works
  • Strong communication skills with vendors and operators

Working Conditions

  • Noise, Noxious Orders, Temperatures
  • Hazardous Materials

Physical Conditions

  • Close Eye Work (computers, typing, reading, writing)
  • Sedentary (continuous sitting)
  • Light Work (standing, walking, lifting <15 pounds)
  • Moderate Work (lifting 15-30 pounds, prolonged use of small hand instruments or tools)
  • Moderately Heavy Work (lifting, moving, loading up to 35 pounds)
  • Heavy/Hard Work (above-average strength and stamina)

Employer’s Statement

Precision Castparts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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