About the Role
The CNC Programmer is responsible for programming and producing production and prototype machined products using CNC equipment and utilizing precision measurement and gaging tools to meet customer requirements.
Essential Function / Duties
- Determining Tooling and Raw Material size requirements for machining processes based on finished product, fixturing, and workholding requirements.
- Purchase tooling to meet product requirements and result in reliable/sustainable machining processes (e.g., mitigate tool breaks and wear).
- Perform CNC programming and troubleshooting, and manufacture standard production and prototypes utilizing solid modeling and CAM software.
- Manage CNC programs (e.g., saving current version, transferring it to machines, controlling updates/revisions to the master copy, etc.).
- Manage tooling/fixturing inventory to assist with setup reduction efforts (e.g., 5S).
- Accountable for the documentation of process sheet instructions, prints, tool lists, and inspection procedures to verify sequence and conformance to requirements.
- Lead the culture of 5S by creating an orderly work area including machining equipment and tooling.
- Resolve machining problems and capture opportunities to achieve the current production schedule.
- Machine parts, fixtures, tooling with manual lathe, mill & grinding to support prototype and standard production.
- Collaborate with Development Engineering to optimize new product design concepts for manufacturability.
- Utilize precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspections before, during and after machining.
- Monitor machining operation to detect malfunctions or out of tolerance machining and adjust machine controls as required.
- Perform preventative maintenance checks before, during, and after operations on machine centers.
- Visually inspect small tools and tooling kits to ensure correct tooling, sequence of use and tool offsets.
- Understanding engineering drawings, especially orthopedic medical device implants and instruments
- Understand tolerance range by interpreting geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) design specifications to optimize machine fixturing and programming.
- Vigilantly observe and analyze potentially hazardous conditions in the areas of production.
- Document “fail safe” attributes of products and processes.
Production and Process Development (Level 3 only)
- Assist with quoting potential work for contract manufacturing (e.g., estimate setup and cycle times, tooling, fixturing, and material requirements, etc.).
- Sourcing new cutting tools, workholding, auxiliary equipment to reduce cycle time or increase production capabilities (e.g., manufacturing engineering efforts).
- Assist in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques to support a culture of continuous improvement.
- Assist in the implementation of SPC to ensure that machines and processes are operating predictably.
*This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions
Work Schedule / Supervision
Position: Full-time: 40 hours per week; potential for more; infrequent travel
Position Status: Non-Exempt Status: with compensation, without notice; Overtime may be necessary
Recommended Education / Experience
Education: High School education or equivalent; 2-year associate degree in CNC or equivalent technical discipline preferred but not required.
- Level 1: 2-4+ years of experience at proficiency as CNC Programmer for Medical Device Implants and Instruments (or equivalent); thorough understanding of production and product development regulations and Quality Control processes, including gaging and OGP operation; competency with MS Office applications; written and verbal presentation skills.
- Level 2: 7+ years of experience at proficiency as CNC Programmer for Medical Device Implants and Instruments (or equivalent); thorough understanding of production and product development regulations and Quality Control processes, including gaging and OGP operation; competency with MS Office applications; written and verbal presentation skills.
- Level 3: 10+ years of CNC programming experience with Medical Device Implants and Instruments (or equivalent); Proficient in CNC Machine Tool platforms for Medical Device Implants and Instruments (Tsugami Swiss Lathe with Fanuc Controller, main and sub spindle, front, rear, and back tool posts with turning and live tools for turning, whirling, and cross-milling applications (6 Linear Axes), and up to 5-Axis milling, and/or 3-Axis, 3+2-Axis (using rotary, not simultaneous 5-Axis), 5-Axis (simultaneous) Milling on various platforms HAAS Minimill, VF-1, VF-2SS, Okuma M560-V, Fanuc Robodrill); Proficient in CAD (SolidWorks) and CAM software (CAMworks, SolidCAM, MasterCAM, etc); Skilled in Quality Control processes including gaging and OGP vision system operation; Possesses thorough understanding of production and product development regulations; Competent with MS Office applications, as well as written and verbal presentation skills.
Excellent benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, parental leave, 401K, vacation, and holidays
About Able Medical Devices
Able Medical Devices is a leader in contract manufacturing and development. Able partners with companies seeking first class, outsourced services from design & development to comprehensive finished goods manufacturing. The company’s extensive expertise includes working with surgeons and OEM’s in spine, trauma and cardiothoracic markets. Able specializes in developing full surgical systems as well as custom instrumentation. Please visit our website www.ablemedicaldevices.com to learn more about the company.