CNC Programmer (Master CAM/GIBBS)

Camden, NJ
Full Time
Mid Level

The primary purpose of the CAD/CAM Programmer position is to review drawings and create the CAM programs using AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Master Cam. In addition, the CAD/CAM Programmer verifies machining programs match drawing interpretation and symbols, and supports Project Management by monitoring machining outcomes in the shop.

Essential Job Functions

  • Review Drawings / Assembly Drawings
  • Review drawings for components and sub-assemblies from Project Management and identify the number of pieces to be drawn.
  • Identify weld symbols, surface symbols, and quantities of components in order to create drawings.
  • Create individual components drawings in AutoCAD and Solidworks (CAD)
  • Draw dimensions in AutoCAD/Solidworks and verify dimensions by hand to match original blueprints.
  • Assign correct layer in AutoCAD to identify angled or beveled surfaces to match drawing symbols.
  • Verify drawings and beveled surfaces created in AutoCAD/Solidworks with Project Management prior to machining.
  • Create Burn Table program in Pronest (CAM)
  • Select correct drawing file from drawing library and identify quantities to be nested in the program.
  • Select the correct post-processor program to code which machine will be used.
  • Return the nesting report to Project Management for review prior to machining.
  • Return the nesting report to Scheduler to be written for laser/burn tables.
  • Create CNC machine program in Master Cam (CAM)
  • Select correct drawing file from drawing library for component to be programmed.
  • Select tools, drills, endmill, reamers, and facemills that will shape the component.
  • Create the tool path to program machine movement.
  • Program machine speeds and feeds.
  • Return the machining report to Programming Supervisor to be written for CNC machines.
  • Monitor machining outcomes on the floor.
  • Verifying dimensions, nesting, and resolving material conflicts.
  • Re-issuing programs if necessary.
  • Reports to Service Center Manager, Manager Shared Services Division
  • Supports Project Managers, Corporate Procurement (Purchasing)
  • Occasionally interfaces with Production Supervisors


  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree (Engineering or Drafting) is required to perform the duties. or 5 years of CNC programming with Master Cam
  • Minimum of at least 5 years of CNC programming using Master Cam
  • Advanced knowledge AutoCAD Mechanical (2011) including flat developments, intersections, and 3D drafting techniques.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Solidworks (2010)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in print reading and drawing interpretation required to perform the duties.
  • Knowledge of machining practices (CNC machines, burn table operation, CNC programming)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge and certification in Solidworks (2010) or most recent version.
  • Experience in a welding or heavy machining environment preferred. 

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