7 days ago


Lake Zurich, IL



CNC Programmer



We are looking for a strong CNC Programmer  for our 1st shift at our facility in Lake Zurich, IL. They will be working from 7:00AM to 3:30PM, Monday through Friday and making anywhere from $28 to $32p/hour. The ideal candidate would have 5+ years of experience. A few must haves are:


  • 5+ years of experience of programming CNC Mills and Lathes utilizing MasterCam.
  • Strong knowledge of CNC controls: Fanuc, Okuma, Mori Seiki, Haas
  • Modify existing CNC machining programs to standardize and improve processes, working from work orders, routers, prints, program file SPC procedures, job procedures, machine manuals and instructions.
  • Design tools and fixtures as necessary to meet machining needs and to improve existing and for new operations.
  • Select and load program during initial testing, make modification to program and make necessary machine feed, speed and axis point adjustments while maintaining compliance to ISO 9001 standards.  Ensure that all changes made at the machine are written into the program.
  • Troubleshoot problems, respond to alarm, retrace program to locate problem and make necessary corrections and updating documentation as required by the Quality Management System (MMS).  May involve other engineers, as needed.
  • Write tooling requests for new or modified products.
  • Document and record changes to programs and/or processes
  • Keep abreast of changing technologies in the field.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing tooling and processes.
  • Assist in maintaining tool room with Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Strong computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
  • Strong knowledge of trigonometry and mathematics
  • Advanced blueprint reading
  • Advanced understanding of GD&T
  • Knowledge of ferrous and/or non-ferrous materials
  • Strong knowledge of speeds and feeds for various alloysls
  • Ability to machine tight tolerance. +/-.0001 to +/-.0005
  • Strong G and M code knowledge and tooling and insert knowledge




  • What types of CNC machine’s did you work with there?
    • Lathes
  • What were the brand/names of these CNC machines?
    • Mori Seiki, Okuma, Doosan, Daewoo
  • What type of material were you working with?
    • Nickel Aluminum Bronze, Aluminum Bronze, Manganese Bronze, Beryllium Copper, Toughmet, Stainless Steel
  • How many axis's were these CNC machines?
    • 2-7 Axis CNC turning
  • How many of these machines were you responsible for while on the clock?
    • 3-4
  • Did you perform your own set ups? If so, walk me through what a normal set up looked like!
    • Yes. Adjust & check out programming and tools
  • How many set up’s did you have to perform per shift?
    • Depends on the SU
  • Did you change out your own tooling? Was it live tooling or stationary? Did you have to make your own tooling?
    • Yes – change out own tooling.
    • No – you don’t have to make your own tooling.
  • What tolerances did you have to work with on these machines?
    • +/- .0005
  • Did you have to do any programming or edits?
    • Yes
  • Were you responsible for 100% inspection of your finished material? What type of gauges did you use?
    • Yes. CMM, caliper, micrometer, bore gage, groove gage, thread plug gage, flatness gages, QM height gage, std. height gage. This position should/will become a certified 1st piece inspector
  • Did you fabricate your own parts? If so, what types of fabrication did you have to perform?
    • No