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CAM/CAD Programmer

A world renowned manufacturer of truck accessories and related products, has an opening for a CAM programmer at its LaVergne, TN facility. Our client operates in a fast-paced environment which is experiencing major growth due to a business model which designs, manufactures, and ships custom products to the customer within 3-5 days of receipt of an order. To accomplish this, we emphasize great attitudes, teamwork, and commitment throughout the organization.
Summary:
Make programs for custom and standard products as assigned by the Engineering Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
Use CAM and CAD software to make off-line machine programs for production.
Currently programing for turret punch. Possibly laser nest, press brake, and robot welding to be added over time.
Take the initiative to learn software and improve process and products.
Must multitask, switching between different programs and priorities throughout the day.
Design and maintain daily workloads for equipment in fabrication.
Keep scrap rate low for all jobs.
Support the design and manufacturing teams to resolve unforeseen design and/or manufacturing issues.
Work as part of a team.
Manage files between different software.
Using SolidWorks 3D CAD software to design custom sheet metal, extruded, and welded products in accordance with customer specifications.
Cross-check the design work of coworkers.
Estimate standard labor hours for all projects.
Participate in Lean Events.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and
Experience:
Technical or engineering degree focusing in mechanical design or manufacturing.
1-3 years of experience with 3D CAD or CAM software, SolidWorks preferred.
Must have basic working knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes including sheet metal design, welding and fabrication.
Must be proficient in MS office or equivalent.

LANGUAGE SKILLS and COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Must have excellent English oral communication skils.
Must be able to read and write in English at a professional level.
Must be able to hand sketch ideas and interpret sketches from others.
Must possess a strong technical vocabulary.

REASONING ABILITY:
Must have basic problem solving skills.
Must be able to interact with colleagues to solve problems.
Must be able to look for ways to make engineering processes more efficient.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must be flexible with working hours if needed.
Must be willing to travel domestically occasionally.
Must have a valid driver's license.

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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color 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 this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, hot parts, cold parts, and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but occasionally high when in certain areas. Hearing protection equipment is provided for these areas.



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