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CNC/CAM Engineer (NPI)

Company: Horst Engineering & Mfg Co
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:This CNC/CAM Engineer role is an important member of our dedicated New Product Introduction (NPI) team. This is a unique hybrid role that acts as a center of excellence between Engineering and Manufacturing (Operations) teams. You will focus on the engineering and programming of CNC equipment including multi-axis lathes, Swiss screw machines, vertical machining centers, and grinders. You will split time between programming in an engineering environment and performing hands-on set-up on the production floor.Major Areas of Responsibility:Develop CNC programs that mirrors the best manufacturing methods to produces precision and ultra-precision components.Leverage parametric programming, macros, and CAM software to optimize programs.Set-up and operate production equipment during the initial process development of new parts.Optimize set-up, tool paths, material removal rates, finish, and yield.Train production personnel for smooth transition to mass production.Work within the Engineering & Manufacturing teams to develop manufacturing processes, preferred tooling & work-holding, in-process deburring and metrology that will become the approved work instructions to Production team.Manage programs and machine & tool set-up data within the company's product data management (PDM) and DNC systems.Serve as in-house subject matter expert, participating in lean events to optimize existing released products that can reduce set-up, reduce machine time, or otherwise improve productivity and quality.Stay in touch with the latest manufacturing technology through the research of equipment, software, tooling, and gaging systems.Make recommendations on productivity improvements related to technology investments.Other Responsibilities:Support our cost estimating processes by developing and simulating manufacturing processes.Perform tool and die work and assist with fixture building that supports NPI activities.Support our Quality Assurance team by identifying inspection methods and programming advanced metrology such as CMM and vision systems.Train other team members on machining techniques.Requirements:Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experienceFive or more years of advanced manufacturing experience, preferably in a precision or ultra-precision machining centers.Expert knowledge of CNC programming such as Fanuc, Mitsubishi, and Okuma controls, using advanced programming techniques such as parametric programming and macros.Frequent user of CAM software programs such as Mastercam, PartMaker, or SolidCAM.Familiar with operating with a manufacturing enterprise software - experience with EPCIOR or similar is bonus.Strong knowledge of work-holding, tooling systems and set-up of CNC machines.Physical Requirements:Ability to sit/stand for prolonged periods of timeAbility to lift up to 25 lbs.Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs.PI185792519SDL2017

Keywords: Horst Engineering & Mfg Co, East Hartford , CNC/CAM Engineer (NPI), Engineering , East Hartford, Connecticut

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