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CNC Programmer / Process Engineer

Oceanside, CA 92056

Posted: 06/25/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Engineers-All Other Job Number: 82270
  • Develops CNC machining processes by studying product requirements, creating programming geometry and tool paths using available programming systems, and developing/specifying all support fixtures, tooling and gages required.
  • Create and maintain documentation in accordance with Configuration Control SOP: Customer tech data, Travelers, Work instructions, Check sheets, CMM programs, CNC files and programs, Setup sheets, Setup part designs, Deburr plans, Plating plans, Fixture designs, Tool designs, Gage designs.
  • Set-Up and run new programs and run parts through the manufacturing process to find and correct any errors or process inefficiencies before handing over to production personnel for operation.
  • Work with Quality and other Engineering team members to determine inspection requirements and measurement methods.
  • Select appropriate cutting tools including standard purchased tools and custom cutting tools, and provide purchasing the information required to procure and adequately stock the tools.
  • Choose part holding methods, design and build required fixtures, ensuring the designs are assigned a part number, properly documented, approved, and released.
  • Train operators to run parts: loading and unloading, measuring, offset instructions, deburring, use of Check Sheets and Travelers, and any other required documentation and/or procedures.
  • Monitors and improves manufacturing process capability and productivity.
  • Responds to corrective action requests, as needed.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with government regulations.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • At least 5 years in the precision metal parts industry
  • Experience in CNC machine set-up and operation
  • Experience with fixturing and gauges design for machine tool applications and processes
  • Knowledgeable of tool selection, G and M codes
  • Reading and interpreting drawings
  • Proficient measuring precision metal parts using various measurement devices
  • Strong math skills
  • Hands-on problem solving
  • Creative thinking in machining processes
  • Experience with CAM Software, Mastercam, Surfcam, or Esprit
  • Proficiency with MS Office Software
  • Ability to read, write and speak English


Desired Experience:
  • Familiarity with MIL-Specs
  • Quality Systems (i.e. ISO9000, ISO13485, AS9100)
  • Six-sigma methodology implementation in the manufacturing industry
  • Lean manufacturing concepts and applications


  • Work will be conducted in both an office and factory environment. Must be able to stand at a machine for a full shift and must be able to lift and move and secure tooling for the machines as required.
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