CNC Grinder Programmer

CJT Koolcarb, Inc.

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Tavares, FL
Multiple Shifts

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


GWS Tool Group is a rapidly growing, energetic company that is committed to investing in the organization and it’s employees. The CNC Tool Grinder/Programmer will produce premium quality, high precision, carbide cutting tools using specific tool grinding machines and programs, and will also ensure proper set up machines, programming, tooling, and parts are machined in accordance with manufacturing standards and specifications.

Opportunity Details:

As a CNC Grinder/Programmer, you are responsible for:

  • Programming, setting up, and operating machines to produce tools per product specifications.
  • Ensuring product accuracy and uniformity throughout the manufacturing process creating consistent parts.
  • Reading technical drawings/blueprints to develop custom programs for specialty tooling.
  • Providing general preventative maintenance to all machines.
  • Identifying wheel wear on ALL wheel types
  • Creating master programs for all standard and modified standard endmills.
  • Setting up, inspecting, producing good first piece & run production on drills, keyway cutters, dovetail cutters & reamers.
  • Creating programs and wheeling offsets to drills, keyway cutters, dovetail cutters & reamers.
  • Creating master programs for ANY cutting tool within software capabilities.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED);
  • 6+ months of industry-related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience. 
  • Certification from a qualified training institution in the field of tool and cutter grinding is ideal but not required.
  • Extra consideration for certification from companies such as Star, Numroto, Rollomatic, Walter, Reinecker, etc.
  • Vocational school or apprenticeship preferred.
  • Experience in operating and programming machines is preferred.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Outstanding mathematical skills including geometry and math conversions. 
  • Excellent manual dexterity, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Great verbal and written communication skills.
  • General cutting tool technical applications knowledge.


  • PTO with an additional 11 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement 401k employer match 
  • Pre-tax 401k and post-tax 401k Roth retirement savings plan options
  • 100% Match of Employee contributions into an HSA up to the IRS annual limit
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 
  • Training and Development Opportunities 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Basic and voluntary life insurance options
  • Short and long-term disability options
  • Premium pay for 2nd and 3rd shift
  • Employee referral bonuses