30+ days ago


Glenview, IL


Description/Job Summary

Title: CNC Programmer / Operator 

Department: Engineering Services - R&D

Location: Glenview IL

Position: Full Time / Permanent / Direct Hire

Compensation: Strong, competitive hourly wages 

Time to Fill: ASAP


As a CNC Programmer / Operator your primary role is to support engineering development and manufacturing. This includes but is not limited to creating, modifying and reworking machined/fabricated parts. You would also be responsible for maintaining the equipment, reordering tools and material as needed. You will also be required to effectively communicate with the engineer on manufacturability of the design. Identify areas of improvement in the shop.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Program, setup and run CNC machines, experience with HAAS and MasterCAM preferred.
  • Setup and Operate manual lathe, manual mill, cutting tools and other equipment. Cut, shape, and form metal parts, using lathes, power saws, snips, power brakes and shears, files, and mallets.
  • Fabricate precision crafted parts in steel, aluminum and plastic complex equipment, working from tentative design, rough sketch or verbal instructions.
  • Make necessary tools, jigs or fixtures by performing difficult machining and assembly operations. Modify existing tools and equipment.
  • Select proper tooling and perform routine tool reconditioning as required.
  • Investigate and recommend corrective action to help resolve problems with parts.
  • Align, fit, and join parts, using bolts and screws or by welding or other methods. Weld plate steel and other sheet metals.
  • Drill, countersink, and ream holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, screws, and other fasteners, using power tools and equipment.
  • Grind, file, and sand parts to finished dimensions.
  • Inspect and test products to verify conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Layout and mark reference points and dimensions on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools.
  • Study blueprints, drawings, and sketches to determine material dimensions, required equipment, and operations sequences.
  • Assemble mechanical components into models or prototypes, using hand tools, power tools, and fabricating machines.
  • Rework or alter component model or parts as required to ensure that products meet standards.
  • Draft documentation and detailed instructions to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated.
  • Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Assess value and quality and monitor and review information from materials, events and the environment to detect or assess problems and potential safety concerns.
  • Fill out Purchase Order requests for items needed to complete tasks.
  • Other duties as required.



  • High School diploma or GED required; Technical accreditation a plus

Experience / Abilities:

  • 6 - 8 years of model making experience
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics required
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to self-manage and organize their workload
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Experience working directly with engineers in a technical support capacity
  • Experience in development or technical support of industrial equipment a plus

Computer skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite: Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience in Solidworks and Autodesk CAD required
  • Experience with CAD/CAM software required, MasterCAM a plus
  • Experience with Sharepoint a plus