Numerical Control Programmer

    • Baltimore, MD

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Numerical Control Programmer to join its Manufacturing Organization. This position is located in Linthicum, Maryland.

Program Numerical Control (CNC) Equipment through the use of Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programming tools. Adjunct to this function, the NC programmer is required to plan and design the tooling required to perform associated NC operations.

  • Working from piece part, assembly and layout drawings and manufacturing routing, develop or modify NC code which produces piece parts according to the requirements stipulated in the drawing package. Drawing package interpretation requires knowledge of internal manufacturing processes, drafting standards and geometric tolerancing.
  • Application of principles of automation in programming and fixture design/utilization should be considered to provide for economical and efficient production of the piece part.
  • Create/modify machine post processors such that NC code can be output for all CNC controls. Detailed understanding of machine controllers and their associated machine language is needed in order that full utilization of each machine tool can be obtained for each Post Processor.
  • Develop computer systems environment to promote standardization of programming methods and system tools. This encompasses a detailed understanding of system and application architecture to best utilize tools for the efficient and economical creation of NC code.
  • Confer with machine tool and CAM manufactures and suppliers to effectively resolve system and controller problems as well as learning new and more efficient means of producing a part.
  • Create/modify tooling in order to effect Engineering product design and change. Confer with Engineering and Drafting on possibilities for manufacturing economy through design simplification and standardization of parts. Represent Tool Design department in planning committee meeting and make recommendations concerning the economical manufacturing procedures.
  • Responsible for the efficiency, safety, design, simplicity and economical operation of NC programs and tools designed to produce piece parts.


Basic Qualifications:

Certificate in CNC machining/programming OR minimum two years college level study with an emphasis in Manufacturing /CNC Machining

Experience Requirement:

Minimum 5 years of experience as a Numerical Control Programmer and 5 years in a CNC machine operation. Must be able to use prior machining and programming experience to develop programs, fixtures and processes under limited supervision.

Preferred Qualifications: N/A

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