CNC Programmer

Website Means Engineering

CNC Programmer Job Highlights

Title CNC Programmer
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Engineering/IT
Location Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company Means Engineering

Company Profile

Means Engineering features a depth of experience in medical, industrial, semiconductor equipment, and military products. The company’s turn-key capabilities provide smart, simple solutions to cumbersome outsourcing issues, and provide our clients with an intelligent route from concept to market.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a CNC Programmer who will be responsible for programming complicated engineering using Master-CAM for 3, 4, and 5-axis mills.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants may be required a High School Diploma or GED

Work Experience

  • Possess 5+ years of Master-CAM programming experience
  • 7+ years of experience as a machinist
  • Experience programming 3,4 and 5-axis mills


  • Assist in the development of programming procedures and manufacturing practices.
  • Assist with equipment operation, maintenance, and cutters/tooling procurement.
  • Assist with physical dimension verification using machine tools and support inspection of parts to ensure quality and accuracy
  • Be highly visible to associates and promote hands-on, high-involvement approaches to problem-solving.
  • Create CNC Program using MasterCam X9 (or above) and Fusion 360.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement initiatives and process changes
  • Modify CNC programs based on data from quality or other sources
  • Performs first article machine set-ups
  • Performs operator maintenance and operational checks on all departmental tools and equipment.
  • Support internal customers/departments and deliver an estimate of completion and tooling requirements for all projects.
  • Trains other employees in basic and complex machine operator techniques
  • Transitions projects to machine operators and trains for the highest efficiency and output
  • Utilizes properly calibrated precision measuring instruments such as calipers, depth gages, thread gages, pin gages, and other measuring tools.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Ability to interpret, and document QC standards as part of the operation
  • Ability to produce parts within tight tolerances
  • Ability to quickly react to non-conforming operations as they occur
  • Ability to read, and interpret technical drawings and standards
  • Advanced measurement skills
  • Former or active secret security clearance (a plus)
  • Knowledge of tooling capabilities
  • Must have strong English communication skills


  • The company offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, holidays, paid winter shutdown, PTO plan, and monthly employee events

ITAR Requirements

  • This position requires the use of information that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Employer’s Statement

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

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