• CNC Programmer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Integrated Supply Chain
    Job ID
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for development and modification of NC programs for mill, lathes and multi axis machines for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of producing accurate programs, set-up sheets and tool lists enabling first article success on tight tolerance high value parts.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Development of machining strategy to take design data and produce machined hardware
    • Develop manufacturing Mills/Lathes/Multi axis mills and Multi axis lathes/VTLs
    • Concept manufacturing plans
    • Develop programs
    • Design custom tools and fixtures as needed
    • Develop set-up sheets
    • Communicate with designers and machinists
    • Design for manufacture feedback
    • Make-buy decision support + machine time estimates
    • Process improvement (both machining actual inputs and administrative process changes)
    • Maintain configuration control on files and job records
    • Safely working within an industrial environment
    • Material sizing


    • This position requires a minimum of 6 years of experience in NC Programming
    • Excellent blue print reading skills including GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard
    • Tools fixture design
    • Set-up sheet creation
    • Initial feeds and speeds
    • Cutter selection and when needed cutter design
    • 5 years of machining experience
    • Design for manufacture experience
    • Excellent Communication
    • Must have Stainless Steel and Aluminum experience
    • Fluent in use of precision hand tools and familiar with use of personal computers
    • Individual must be self-motivating to prioritize work to meet project completion dates
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


    • MasterCam X8 or higher experience preferred
    • Nickel based alloys, copper, Ti exp
    • Vericut or other program verification software experience
    • Experience operating heavy lifting equipment such as cranes and forklifts around flight critical hardware
    • CMM programming/operation
    • Faro arm experience
    • Setup and operate CNC machines


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