Senior CNC Programmer / Machinist in Summerville at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 7/19/2020

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The Opportunity | Senior CNC Programmer / Machinist

The primary function as a Senior Machinist will be to set up and operate all NC/CNC machines for producing and repairing a variety of finished and semi-finished components and assemblies including multi-axis planer mill, horizontal millturn, and vertical turning/milling machine centers, and can perform duties of a Machinist as required. Assemble and disassemble or machine parts and components using established manufacturing processes, including conventional machines as well.

In accordance with the primary function, perform the following:

  • Receive job assignment with drawing and other necessary information, including oral or written instructions from appropriate supervision or engineers when required. Read and interpret detailed part and tool drawings. Set up machines to perform the required operations for any part assigned, including special adapters and attachments such as arbor supports, right angle heads, indexing heads, etc. Obtain all tools, fixtures and related equipment.

  • Follow established operational procedures to perform all machining functions such as turn, mill, bore, groove, chamfer, profile, taper, tap, etc. Hand or machine blending and finishing as required. Maintain drawing requirements including length, diameters, perpendicularity, parallelism, concentricity, etc.

  • Work to close tolerances on interrelated dimensions.

  • Support development and routine machining operations associated with NC/CNC Mill/Turn, HBM, VTL, Horizontal Lathe equipment.

  • Assist in the startup of NC/CNC machines including Mill/Turn, HBM, VTL, Horizontal Lathe, multi-axis equipment.

  • Use all types of measuring and gauging devices. Check work and record dimensions or characteristics as required.

  • Lift lighter parts by hand. Use crane or lifting devices for heavier components.

  • Train others when necessary.

  • Perform routine machine and equipment checks. Maintain cleanliness, lubrication and fluid levels, and perform simple machine error recovery.

  • Keep equipment and work area in clean and orderly condition.

  • Observe all safety and hygiene requirements as specified and directed.

  • Machine operation includes editing programs, proving programs and utilizing conversational and/or teach modes


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Minimum of 8 years' experience machining and programming CNC machines.  Must have experience operating WFL Machines and Waldrich Coburg Machines.  

SKILLS and COMPETENCIES: Ability to operate material handling equipment, read and interpret blueprint, layout and process worksheets, set-up and operate assigned machines and equipment, prove out CNC programs, maintain acceptable quality and efficiency level, and effectively communicate with others.

PREREQUISITE: Must demonstrate basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to assembly work and machining. Lifting objects weighing 50 pounds to waist height and transporting a distance of 10 feet.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: High School graduate plus completion of a four-year machinist apprenticeship or equivalent.

* Must be a sole US citizen and able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

This position may require exposure to information, which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.


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