CNC Programmer & Operator

CNC Programmer & Operator

CNC Programmer & Operator

Location: Columbia Falls, Montana
Category: Manufacturing & Warehouse
Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire
Job ID: 37773

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CNC Programmer & Operator

Put your skills to use to cut out a place for yourself at an established Flathead Valley manufacturer. LC Staffing is hiring for a CNC Programmer & Operator.

Essential Functions / Responsibility:

  • Primary responsibility of programming and operating CNC laser sheet cutter and CNC laser tube cutter
  • Serve as a backup operator for CNC router
  • Implement and operate future CNC equipment such as CNC mill and lathe
  • Review electronic or printed drawings
  • Work with other team members including CNC operators, technicians, and engineers to determine project scope, schedule and important job details
  • Determine laser parameters and components, methods, tooling, feeds, speeds and all other necessary requirements necessary for manufacturing of parts
  • Keep supervisor informed of operations, problems, and opportunities as they arise
  • Maintain appropriate records and documentation
  • Collaborate with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems
  • Use computer software to model cutting paths and program machines accordingly
  • Set up and operate machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data
  • Study drawings and specifications and determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces
  • Verify compliance of finished workpiece to specifications
  • Identify and troubleshoot worn tooling, troubleshoot alignment issues, and quality-related issues
  • On occasion, you may be asked to work irregular hours to accommodate manufacturing schedules
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Knowledge Desired:

  • Proficiency in Solidworks or similar 3D CAD software
  • Experience with one or more of the following software: AlmaCAM cut and/or AlmaCAM Tube, MasterCAM, SigmaTek, Metallix
  • Machine shop and welding knowledge
Experience and education desired:
  • College degree or 2+ years in vocational education in CNC machining preferred
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in programming and operating CNC equipment
  • Mechanically inclined, strong problem solving skills, hands-on individual
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • US Citizen
Wage: $24-$30/hr 
  • Health insurance and 401k with a company match (both available after 60 days),
  • 6 paid holidays (PTO is not used for holiday pay),
  • 3 weeks of PTO, available to use from day 1, and a quarterly incentive plan.
Get in touch! Call or text 406-752-0191 to reach Andrew in our Kalispell LC Staffing Office.


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