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Old 09-30-2019, 03:57 PM
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Default CNC Operator/Programmer at Van's

We've posted a job opportunity for a CNC Programmer/Operator at the Mothership. If you or someone you know fits the bill and is interested, let us know!

CNC Operator and Programmer

Vanís Aircraft strives to continually increase and improve our in-house manufacturing capabilities. With the recent introduction of a CNC machining center, we seek skilled and motivated individuals to join our team. We are currently looking for a competent CNC operator and programmer to join either our day or swing shift.

Responsibilities Include
  • Generating new 3D models from blueprints or physical parts and editing existing models
  • CNC machine programming using CAM software and manual authoring of G Code
  • CNC machine operation, including loading and unloading of parts and tools, setting up and indicating fixtures, recognizing and remedying nonstandard machine sounds, operations and broken tools
  • Design, production and use of custom work holding fixtures
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing processes as well as developing methods for improvement

Minimum Experience
  • Machine/job-shop production experience and/or collegiate CAM curriculum
  • 3D modeling in Solidworks and/or Fusion 360
  • Generating toolpaths for CNC mills using CAM software such as Fusion 360, MasterCam, GibbsCam, Solidworks CAM etc
  • Understanding of G/M codes and how the machine interprets commands
  • Ability to read blueprints and understanding of basic GD&T

Preferred Experience
  • Operation of Haas CNC mill and lathe (4th and 5th axis experience a plus)
  • Fixture design for parts with unusual geometry, and/or to reduce setups required
  • General familiarity with manufacturing processes
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Experience with automated production systems a plus

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to
Greg Hughes - Van's Aircraft - Community, Media, Marketing
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