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CNC Programmer/Machinist

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled CNC Programmer/Machinist to join our organization. The ideal candidate will possess strong programming and machining skills and have the ability to effectively prioritize and manage competing demands. The CNC Programmer/Machinist will be responsible for programming and operating the machine shop CNC production (mill and lathe) machinery. The CNC Programmer/Machinist also performs machining operations as required on manual machines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze engineering drawings, sketches, and design data of a part to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, select cutting tools, and establish machining speeds and feed rates.
  • Write CNC programs to manufacture parts as required by production work orders and approved Request to Production, focusing on minimizing manufacturing costs and optimizing quality.
  • Upload programs into production CNC machinery, load tooling, and perform set up operations as required by the program.
  • Operate CNC machines to manufacture parts as required by production work orders and approved Requests to Production.
  • Store and back up CNC programs in a centralized location.
  • Maintain a current revision log of CNC programs.
  • Conduct Preventative and Periodic Maintenance on CNC machines.
  • Analyze work orders and other applicable documents to determine materials needed, sequence of operations, and equipment required.
  • Working from blueprints and standardized work instructions, perform machine operations on manual Machine Shop equipment such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders, to manufacture parts as required by production work orders and approved Requests to Production.
  • Devise, construct and maintain fixtures, tools, dies, gauges and equipment to facilitate manufacturing.
  • Provide technical assistance to Field Engineering and the Engineering Department in relation to machining operations and departmental capabilities.
  • Be able to give estimates on machining time as required from management.
  • Performs additional duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • High school graduate, 2 year Technical school, 1 year general metallurgic manufacturing
  • 3 to 5 years in CNC programming and operation and general Machine Shop work.
  • Must possess strong work ethic and organizational skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Intermediate knowledge in general and aerospace machining best practice techniques and the ability to read blue prints and data sheets.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including life insurance, comprehensive medical and dental plan, profit sharing and retirement plan and 401(k) plan. Salary will be commensurate with experience, education and ability. Qualified applicants should e-mail resumes to:

Howell Instruments, Inc.
8945 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76140-4911

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