CNC Programmer/Manufacturing Engineer

Projects, Inc.

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Glastonbury, CT

Job Description

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Job Overview:


 Position Description:

Projects Inc. is seeking an experienced CNS 3,4 &5 Axis Programmer /Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. Projects Inc. is a manufacturer of complex small machined components for the Aerospace and Power Systems industries and has been in business for over fifty years. The qualified candidate will report directly to the Director of operations and is responsible Developing programs that direct CNC machines to cut and shape a variety of metals to produce components for the Aerospace and Power Generation industry. In addition to programming responsibilities, the position also has responsibility for other machines as required.


  • Experience in using Solid Works and Mastercam or GibbsCam is desired
  • Ability to read engineering prints, including knowledge and application of GD&T
  • Development of work-holding fixtures
  • Must be able to select speeds, feeds, and tooling grades for exotic metals as well as Steel and Aluminum
  • Reading G-code is required
  • Integrate work with Engineering, Production, Quality, Purchasing and Scheduling Department to ensure a smooth flow of quality products through the product life cycle.
  • Using 3-dimensional computer designs (CAD models) and/or blueprints that define the configuration of the required component, the CNC Programmer will use CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software programs to generate the program code that guides CNC machines to perform machining operations that result in precise finished components.
  • Responsible for using CAM software (Mastercam or GibbsCam) to generate program code that controls the operations of a CNC machines to perform a series of machining operations (rough cutting, finish cutting, shaping, pocketing, profiling, drilling, tapping, threading, etc.) to produce the required components.
  • Analyze engineering instructions, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and design data to calculate dimensions, tool selection, machine speeds and feed rates.
  • Revises programs to eliminate errors and re-tests programs to ensure problem resolution
  • Observes CNC machines on trial runs or conducts computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications.
  • Determine reference points, machine cutting paths and compute angular and linear dimensions, radii and curvatures.
  • Compare computer printouts with original part specifications and blueprints to verify accuracy of instructions Possess a minimum of 3 years prior work experience in Quality Control Inspection or shop-related work; preferably in Aerospace Manufacturing.



  • High School Diploma
  • 5+ years of related experience programming 3, 4 &5 axis machines,
  • Computer proficiency with Mastercam software
  • Knowledge of probing and machine tools.
  • Tool/fixture and work holding design experience.
  • Ability to use drafting and/or modeling software (SolidWorks)
  • Understanding of lean concepts.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects. Ability to read engineering prints, including the ability to understand GDT


  • Employment type: Full time
  • Compensation: based on experience

Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Projects is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment. Alcohol and drug use and abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of our employees, to the security of our equipment, facilities, and product quality. For these reasons, Projects is dedicated to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.  
This policy applies to all employees and all applicants for employment at Projects. Human Resources is responsible for the administration of this policy.


Applicants being considered for hire must pass a drug test after written acceptance of an offer of employment and before beginning work. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration.
All applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and will be assigned to a testing facility designated by Projects and directed to provide a urine specimen. Collected specimens will be sent to a federally certified laboratory and tested for evidence of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, PCP, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone, propoxyphene use and specimens may be tested for other illegal drug(s) and/or legal cannabis.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their manager. Projects Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law.