CNC Senior Programmer

Job Locations US-WI-Germantown


Education and/or Experience and Training


Completion of an accredited two-year technical college program and/or state indentured apprenticeship in a related field of study or equal accrued experience and training. Experience with standard & molds with actions. Should have background in plastic injection moldmaking. Two-shot experience is helpful.


Good understanding and ability to perform tasks and create documents using Microsoft Word,


Excel PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Knowledge of at least one of the following: Pro-E, Solidworks, UniGraphics, and applicable CAM package/s.


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to lift fifty pounds.



Essential Tasks/Duties and Responsibilities

  • Modeling part geometry changes for moldability
  • Integrating automation techniques using the latest equipment & technology
  • Team collaboration for problem solving and new innovations.
  • Read engineering drawings and use necessary measuring devices.
  • Perform design calculations and prepare equipment or material specifications.
  • Coordinates and demonstrates the training of new department members
  • Evaluates systems based on quantitative results and makes suggestions for the improvement of these systems
  • Work independently from supervisor and team with minimal guidance
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principals, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications
  • Model / extract electrodes form existing 3D mold-design
  • Generate toolpath programs for electrode cutting 3-Axis and 5-Axis
  • Generate toolpath programs for mold components 3-Axis and 5-Axis
  • Verify programs before being sent to shop floor
  • Make recommendations to mold designers to facilitate ease of manufacturing
  • Work closely with toolmakers and suggest appropriate machining processes
  • Research and stay up to date with software and cutter capabilities
  • Follow up with machinists to verify how programs run
  • May be required to run programs on the CNC machines
  • Work in an organized efficient manner
  • Generate toolpaths for moldbase hole work


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