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Machining Programmer - Process Engineer
Production & Support

California - USA

Posted: 01/05/2022 | Accepting Until: 02/05/2022 | Positions Available: 1

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Program CNC Mill’s, Lathe’s, and Swiss machines
  • Perform job set up and tear down
  • Order tools
  • Pre-set tools
  • Review and edit posted NC code for component revisions and tool path optimization
  • Set controls to regulate machining, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Study blueprints and drawings to understand product dimensions and tolerances and how stated component specifications will drive the machining process, including but not limited to: fixturing, cutting tooling development, work holding solutions, tool path development, inspection plan, CNC program
  • Review and edit posted NC code for component revisions and tool path optimization
  • Work with R&D and Manufacturing Engineering during design process to offer suggestions for improved manufacturability of machined components
  • Required to input production data into computer using SAP and SharePoint.
  • Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required per the P.M. charts.
  • Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
  • Must be willing to perform but not limited to the following tasks: milling, turning, drilling, tapping, de-burring, and all bench operations, machine set-up and tear down.
  • Ability to perform checks using methods such as FARO, hard gaging (using micrometers, bore gages and the like).
  • Implement solutions to resolve dimensional issues
  • Conducting significant root cause and problem solving activities within and outside the manufacturing tooling and processes
  • Evaluate and improve on processes in manufacturing systems.
  • Maintain reliable and safe manufacturing systems while improving production rates, efficiencies, yields, costs and changeovers.
  • Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Develop and implement systems that optimize all phases of production process.
  • Ensure projects are completed on time.
  • Collect, record and show results in reports
  • Work with management to develop cost-effective and working production processes
  • Driving dimensional performance of parts to nominal and with variation that meets objectives of dimensional metrics
  • Validation and integration of the process to ensure successful launch and continuous improvement of equipment and tools required for the production of high quality parts.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • 5-axis machine programming, Mill, Lathe, and Swiss
  • 3+ years programming experience (MasterCam/Esprit preferred)
  • General understanding of cutting tools and ability to identify proper tool when tool changes are required.
  • Experience of machining tight tolerance parts is beneficial.
  • Attention to detail in regards to part quality and non-conformance issues
  • Excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills is a must.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T dimensioning is required.
  • Basic knowledge of trigonometry.
  • Knowledge of G & M codes.
  • Knowledge of Fanuc and Mitsubishi controls.
  • Basic knowledge of Vericut helpful.
  • Advanced programming ability including macro B programming, offset error checking is beneficial.
  • Automation development experience is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of LOTO
  • Ability to read and explain blueprints
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of machining
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to provide excellent written and oral presentations and briefs
  • Ability to multitask efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Dependable, reliable and honest
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience working in a machining environment
  • Minimum of 7 successful years’ experience in leadership/management positions
  • Experience as a trainer –instructor of machining operations, programmers, machinist and operators

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding, follow detailed and uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with complex problems involving a few concrete details in variable situations

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to frequently stand, walk, and reach. The employee is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, twist crouch, or crawl, and communicate with co-workers and guests.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Trijicon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and supports workforce diversity. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  


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