CNC Programmer


Raleigh, North Carolina

24 days ago

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Job Description

Job Title: CNC Programmer
Duration: 4–5 months Contract to Hire
Location: Raleigh, NC
The CNC Programmer will be responsible for creating and documenting an efficient and accurate CNC machining process to meet internal and customer requirements of precision aluminum thermal components for the Aerospace and Defense industries.  This is a critical role within the manufacturing team and requires a strict attention to detail as the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Review customer and internal drawings to fully understand the requirements and tolerances associated with each necessary component to create a proper machining approach.
  • Design all necessary work holding, fixturing and custom tooling in Solidworks or Mastercam to support the CNC machining process.
  • Create accurate CNC programs and associated setup documentation for all required workholding and fixturing.
  • Create manufacturing drawings for all custom tooling using Solidworks for use by outside tooling vendors.
  • Create efficient and accurate CNC programs and associated setup documentation using Mastercam for all CNC operations required to create compliant components.
  • Create probing and macro programs as required.
  • Create in-process (IP) documents for critical features on each CNC operation.
  • Maintain all NC code and associated documentation in directory.
  • Support Continuous Improvement and cost reduction efforts through the reprogramming of legacy components to improve overall process quality and reduce cycle times.
  • Support CNC Machining during setup and production process for all required CNC program updates
  • Collaborate with other CNC Programmers to develop best practices and innovative approaches to complex machining challenges.
  • Collaborate with other technical disciplines such as Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Control to ensure each project is a success.
  • 3 Years CNC Milling Programming (Mastercam preferred)
  • CNC Milling Programming (3-Axis, 4-Axis, 5-Axis preferred)
  • CNC Lathe Programming (Preferred)
  • Probing and Macros (Preferred)
  • Solidworks 
  • Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work in team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve highly technical challenges.
Physical demands: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and sit.  The employee will use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and to use a computer keyboard with mouse for long periods of time. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.
Work environment: 
Office, Plant, Warehouse or Remote locations:
  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • While performing the duties of this job in the Plant or Warehouse, the employee is exposed to noise and aluminum particles. The noise level is usually moderate, but hearing protection may be required in designated areas.  The employee is required to wear safety glasses when in the plant. 
  • Conditions in remote locations vary, depending on the job requirements.

About us

Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams.

We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation.

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Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances. Additional benefits SPECTRAFORCE offers to the eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE offers unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

EEOC: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation.