CNC Programmer

Website Professional Plastics

CNC Programmer Job Highlights

Title CNC Programmer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Manufacturing
Location Orchard Park, NY, United States
Company Professional Plastics

Company Profile

Professional Plastics is the global leader in the fabrication and distribution of high-performance plastic materials that include plastic sheets, rods, tubing, and film.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a CNC Programmer to join its manufacturing team.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a 5-year College or University program Certificate; or 2 to 4 years of related experience or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CNC machine certification (a plus)

Work Experience

  • Possess 5+ years of Mastercam experience
  • Experienced in CNC setup
  • Experienced with Onsrud routers


  • Ability to perform CNC setup on vertical and horizontal mills and lathes when necessary
  • Analyze drawings, sketches, and designs to determine the best program and process to manufacture precision parts
  • Create job travelers and manufacturing operations from material and hardware to outside process
  • Observe the operation of the machine on a trial run to improve program cycle time
  • Program vertical and horizontal mills and lathes
  • Write setup instructions and tool list to optimize setup time


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Able to use and read basic measuring devices (measuring tape, calipers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of design software and manufacturing software, as well as standard office programs.


  • Adaptability – Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires. Adjusts quickly to changes, is versatile in shifting roles, and welcomes new or unfamiliar situations.
  • Attention to Detail – Focusing on the details of work content, work processes, and final work products and selecting critical details to focus on.
  • Communication Skills – Engaging in effective communication verbally and in writing. Presents information clearly and in an organized manner. Adjusts vocabulary and formality according to audience and purpose.
  • Critical Thinking – Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims. Detects flaws, and inconsistencies, and seeks the root causes of problems.
  • Ethics – Keeps commitments; works with integrity. Presents company image and professionalism at all times.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Enthusiastic, naturally social, and persuasive. Establishes rapport and maintains mutually productive relationships. Resilient and persistent. Must be able to work and collaborate with colleagues, be “hands-on” and be able to handle multiple tasks in a multi-corporation environment.
  • Mathematical Reasoning – Performing computations and solving mathematical problems. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
  • Mechanical Knowledge – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Problem-Solving – Work alongside staff to resolve issues with product and customer service. Revise plans or techniques as necessary to achieve optimum results. Partner with other department managers to resolve issues.
  • Safety/Security – Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions. Knows and adheres to all safety practices of the trade and workplace.
  • Self-Management – Shows personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability.
  • Teamwork – Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals. Understands one’s role on the team, helps team members in need, or asks for assistance when needed.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply reasonable understanding to carry out detailed instructions and solve problems involving different variables.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands or arms, and talk or hear
  • Frequently required to type, use telephonic devices, and view data on computer screens.
  • Occasionally required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

  • Frequently exposed to office equipment and moving mechanical parts.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, certain areas of the work environment may have elevated noise levels and require hearing protection.


  • The company offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Account, a 401k plan, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Employer’s Statement

Professional Plastics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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