CNC Programmer 1

Lakeville, Minnesota
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Sep 01, 2020
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Company Overview: BTD is a fast growing metalworking company. We provide custom metalwork services for some of the world’s top brands. Our 1100+ employees work from four facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our clients the best value possible. We are also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ.

Summary: Capable of programming and set-up for most blocks and able to operate all types of CNC equipment. Excel at maintaining a high level of accuracy in produced work. Exercises a willingness to problem solve, but will utilize necessary resources in accomplishing functions of the position.

Safety is #1 at BTD: Our expectation is that every employee: 1) Strictly follows safety policies, rules and safe work methods. 2) Promptly corrects or reports safety hazards or unsafe conditions. Promptly reports injuries for prompt diagnosis and treatment. 3) Makes regular suggestions for safety process improvements to support continuous improvement in safety.

Essential Functions:
  • Reviews assigned jobs and corresponding due dates.
  • Programs jobs ahead of time per load requirements.
  • Reviews die designs. Understands how the die is producing the finished part before programming is started. Anticipates and corrects problems.
  • Maintains CNC task manager, adding jobs and updating them as needed.
  • Documents all pertinent information in the CAD then files for easy retrieval to reproduce the part as needed.
  • Plays an important role in communicating with toolmakers and operators on what die components will be made in CNC or Manually. Always keeping cost in mind.
  • Solves problems (i.e., trouble with setting up block or creating new program).
  • Analyzes the optimal way to program and set-up.
  • Operates CNC as needed.
  • Draws basic parts or related projects as needed.
  • Assumes responsibility for Renishaw Probe, Tool set pot, Tool pre-setter and diagnostic calibrations of the equipment, where applicable.
  • Performs all duties in a safe manner, complying with safety rules and regulations.
  • Maintains a safe and clean work area.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Graduation from high school (or equivalent) plus two years of technical tooling training. Minimum two (2) years’ directly related experience.

    Experience and Skills Required: At least two years of recent related mechanical and shop experience, of which a minimum of one year of related CNC experience, which includes the following skills and abilities:
  • Working knowledge of the tooling process and CNC machinery.
  • Working knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods and practices used in production tooling operations, which leads to efficient decision making whether to use a manual or CNC operation to be most productive to a specific application.
  • Knowledge of related safety requirements to include proper use of safety equipment and proper safety precautions.
  • Ability to understand, follow and issue routine oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

    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 the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 the job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)