CNC Programmer-Intermediate

S&C Electric Co.

Chicago, IL

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Creating and modifying 2D Sketches using the Solid Edge CAD software application
  • Creating and modifying basic 3D part models using the Solid Edge CAD software application
  • Creating 2D DXF Files from Solid Edge models and other available computer-generated files.
  • Developing and maintaining tooling standards, and tool code assembly drawings
  • Selecting appropriate tools, feeds, and speeds to be used during machining of the part.
  • Generating G and M machine code using CAM software applications
  • Basic programming of Robotic equipment applications.
  • Investigate trends in cutting tool applications.
  • Investigating new technologies regarding tooling and processing methods as they relate to CNC machine tools.
  • Working with factory personnel to troubleshoot both old and new CNC programs
  • Perform associated data tasks in Oracle and 3DX applications.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • Has, or is pursuing, certificate in CNC/CAM related field.  3 year minimum experience with metal cutting operations.
  • Ability to read blueprints, perform shop math, use of inspection tools, and ability to read basic machine code commands.
  • Good interpersonal skills to work with engineers, designers and machinists.
  • Experience in use of SolidEdge 3D modeling, or equivalent CAD software.
  • Minimum 1 year experience offline programming (ESPRIT preferred)
  • Minimum 6-month experience programming robotic applications.

Relevant Experience Required:
Has operated or programmed machining equipment, minimum 3 years. Has performed some offline CNC programming on mills and lathe applications and basic robotic programming. 


  • Standing: Occasional, during program proveouts at machines.
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting of parts.
  • Walking: Frequent walking of moderate distances (1 mile) within the S&C complex.
  • Carrying: Occasional carrying of CNC tools or parts short distances.
  • Reaching: Occasional reaching to investigate parts in machines.
  • Handling: Occasional handling of CNC tools or parts.
  • Other: Frequent use of computer workstation monitor, keyboard and mouse.
  • Some travel required.  May be required to travel offsite for company related functions.