Senior CNC Programmer – Humanetics Innovative Solutions – Huron, OH

Humanetics Innovative Solutions

Humanetics is the pioneer and global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs), calibration equipment, crash sensor instrumentation and crash software modeling. Humanetics also offers a growing portfolio of active safety testing products for ADAS and autonomous vehicles. Its devices and simulation software are used to develop safety systems in vehicles, airplanes, helicopters and space rockets. In the automotive sector alone, Humanetics serves 100% of the OEMs and Tier I safety suppliers worldwide.

Role Purpose:
The Senior CNC programmer is a production support role to develop machine programs and processes for new product releases, engineering changes, and R&D. As a Senior CNC Programmer, you will be responsible for reviewing technical blueprints, writing 3, 4, and 5 axis CNC programs, program validation, work holding design, work instruction development, machine process routing development, design review support, and the continuous improvement of machining processes.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
· Provide numerical control (NC) files and programs, methods, and technical support to the Machine shop and Quality as required.
· Review programming requests and blueprints to assist with determining the most efficient and cost-effective methods for machining.
  • Develop tooling solutions, as needed; both cutting tools and fixtures.
  • Prepare geometric layout of designs using CAD software.
  • Analyse and select speeds and cutting tools for programs.
  • Make calculations for programming; including where materials should be cut.
  • Create tool list.
  • Translate instructions and designs into a computer aided manufacturing (CAM) program.
  • Create 3, 4, and 5 axis machine programs from supplied part models and specifications.
  • Define print conforming material and billet size for machining process.
  • Define process steps and time to route product through in-house and external machining sequences to achieve most efficient process to produce our products.
  • Check completed programs by running simulations or tests.
  • Design and generate fixture and shop aids.
  • Review and update existing programs.
  • Validate new and updated programs. (This is a hands-on function)
    • Setup and Load machine.
    • Run Program.
    • Inspect and measure part to verify the machine is producing print conforming parts.
    • Ensure there are no yield rate issues.
    • Make Program and Instruction updates as required.
  • Provide and/or assist with programming training.
  • Work with machine operators on 1st piece runs.
  • Practice safe working habits and follow all safety policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Create work instructions.
  • Troubleshoot issues during the manufacturing process, including fixture design and programming.
  • Review 3D CAD design blueprints.
  • Support design reviews.
    • Evaluate designs to ensure machining capability and reduce constraints where possible.
  • Provide feedback to Product and Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Understand the application of Lean Mfg. in a tooling environment.
  • Monitor and review machine programs/routings for accuracy to make sure they are capable to meet blueprint requirements while efficiently, safely, and successfully completing the task.
  • Propose and implement new technologies (software and hardware) to keep or drive “Best in Class”.
  • Make improvements by reducing set-up and process times.

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.

  • Required to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to bend.
  • Adequate dexterity for using various hand tools.
  • Ability to install and uninstall tools, parts, and fixtures in machines.
  • Visual acuity to read directions, prints, gauges, and to inspect parts closely to ensure they meet specifications.
  • Physical strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally.


Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful job performance will be considered. Typical qualifications would be:

  • High school diploma or GED required; Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or trade school preferred.
  • 10 years related experience writing CNC programs in a tooling/machining environment.
  • 5 years’ experience in aspects of tooling fabrication and/or machining practices.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with CAD (solid modelling) and CAM software.
  • 5 years’ experience using Edgecam or other mainstream CAM software preferred.
  • Basic competency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with GD&T.
  • Experience in using Autodesk Inventor software preferred.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement along with a professional and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated strong work management skills with the ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects.
  • Experience in fixturing, proving out of programs, and working with machine operators.
Humanetics is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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