CNC Programmer III @Arizona

CNC Programmer III - Utilizes knowledge to program, set up, operate, and inspect a variety of CNC and manual machines to efficiently produce prototype and production parts to specification.

Location: Tempe, AZ, United States

Essential Functions:

  • Works with a variety of materials, tooling, and machine operations.
  • Interprets engineering drawings and sketches to plan, layout, and establish set-up procedures.
  • Inspects first-run and in-process parts using precision measuring equipment.
  • promptly and accurately completes all required recordkeeping.
  • Performs machine maintenance per preventive maintenance instructions.
  • Maintains the machine and surroundings working clean, safe, and organized using 5S practices.
  • May develop and improve machine processes and document process data sheets.
  • Complete the deburring process as directed by the area supervisor.
  • Maintain security and confidentiality of customer and internal products and documentation.
  • Participate in providing timely feedback to upstream and downstream operations as appropriate.
  • Proactively participate in site Lean engagement and activities.
  • Provide feedback on ways to reduce scrap created within the process by recommending corrective action to reduce or eliminate the root cause.
  • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by the supervisor.
  • Comply and follow all company security policies and procedures.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Able to perform all the essential functions and competencies listed above and Level 2.
  • Works with a wide variety of complex materials, tooling, equipment, and machining operations.
  • Interprets complex engineering drawings and blueprints using associated machining and dimensioning principles.
  • May work closely with engineering in developing and optimizing product part requirements and processes.
  • May offer recommendations for changes or improvements to the process based on experience and knowledge.
  • Recognized as an area expert in being able to perform and train in others in challenging or specialized areas.
  • Has wide latitude for using independent judgment with minimal supervisory oversight.
  • May interact with customers as required.
  • Serves as a mentor as well as a backup to the Team Leader or supervisor in their absence.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex technical procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead within a work group.
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and regarded as an area Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Area SME to assist in resolving the most complex and challenging situations.
  • Normally receives limited instructions on routine work, and detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.


  • 8-10 years of experience in CNC programming and processing software.
  • Must have Mastercam experience and will be tested on their ability as part of the application process.  
  • Experience with SolidWorks is required.
  • Experience with Siemens Controls is a plus.
  • Familiarity with DMG Mori machines.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand complex blueprints.
  • Ability to write reports, and document processes and procedures.
  • 5+ years in a machinist leadership/mentor role.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic-advanced math.
  • Ability to program highly complex machine operations.

High School Diploma or GED
Shift: Shift 1
Work Schedule: M-F

Job Features

Job TypePossible hybrid option with 1-2 days a week working from home.

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