CNC Programmer (Fanuc) in Fullerton CA

Phoenix Resource Group
CNC Programmer (Fanuc)
Job ID: 
Fullerton CA
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Employment Type:
Full Time

Responsibilities and Duties

As a minimum, the following is a basic description of typical duties and responsibilities expected of the CNC Programmer. These duties are not exhaustive and are subject to change as the needs of the organization require.


  • Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints and specifications to calculate dimensions, determine the sequence of machine operations, select the proper cutting tools, machine speeds and feed rates needed to optimize production
  • Create and edit CNC programs using CAM Packages, such as MasterCam or Gibbs CAM.
  • Test and revise programs to eliminate errors, and retest programs to check that problems have been resolved.
  • Create and maintain process documentation with instructions and in-process drawings or photos so machinist can understand instructions on how to set up and run the programs with ease
  • Observe machines on trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications
  • Ensure that operators are running programs properly.
  • Work with Management, Machinists, and Operators to identify opportunities for process improvement within machine operations
  • Be primarily responsible for initiating, executing, and analyzing Tooling Tests.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Five or more years of experience as a CNC Machinist
  • Two or more years of experience as a CNC Programmer using a CAM Package such as MasterCam, Gibbs Cam, G-Code, M-Code and Mazatrol.
  • Experience Programming for different types of CNC Machine Tools including Verticals, Horizontals, and Lathes
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Print Reading, Geometry and Tolerances
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Basic Process Improvement Principles (5S, Kaizen, or Six Sigma Preferred)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience with regards to working on machine tools and equipment
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to interface with others and liaise with management


Preferred Qualifications

  • Two-year or four-year degree in CNC Machining/Programming
  • Experience working with Haas, Fanuc, Osai, and Mazak Controls desirable
  • Five or more years of experience as a CNC Machinist in leadership or supervisory roles.
  • Experience in programming swiss-type programs


Physical Requirements

Physical demands:

  • Sitting—More than ½ of the time
  • Standing—Less than ½ of the time
  • Use of hands or fingers to handle or feel—Over ¾ of the time
  • Reach with hands or arms—Over ¾ of the time
  • Bending/Climbing—Less than ½ of the time
  • Talk or hear—Over ¾ of the time
  • Close vision (clear vision at 36 inches or less)

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