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CNC Set Up Programmer/ Swiss Turn

Precision Grinding and Manufacturing
Rochester, NY
  • Expired: January 23, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Summary

Develops and debugs processes, sets-up programs and operates CNC swiss lathes on complex short and long run jobs to produce precision machined parts to acceptable levels of efficiency and quality. Trains Operators and S/U Operators on new processes and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

a. Setup and program CNC Swiss lathes using proper procedures and equipment to establish and ensure consistent and efficient operation, optimum perishable tooling usage, and acceptable quality levels.
b. Operate CNC Swiss lathes, running new and existing production jobs per established processes.
c. Work with other CNC personnel in debugging and developing new production processes.
d. Provide training and instruction as needed to set-up operators, operators and trainees in the operation and preventive maintenance of CNC Swiss lathes and proper usage of required inspection equipment.
e. Monitor and maintain perishable tooling inventory for each assigned job.
f. Establish and perform all required inspection duties to maintain acceptable quality levels.
g. Record Statistical Process Control data as required.
h. Follow company policies as outlined in the employee handbook.
i. Complete job related paperwork accurately and completely, which includes; tool sheets, expedite sheets, move tickets, and job cards.
j. Basic to advanced Vantage skills.
k. Perform manual and CAD/CAM programming on short and long run production jobs.
l. Perform setups, teardowns and organize perishable tool lists - tooling to proper kit location.
m. Follow department guidelines as set forth by PGM and department supervisors.
n. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Specifications

This job requires a sound knowledge of CNC machining and CNC programming. Must also be well versed in the use of production gauging, open plate measurement, statistical process control, and blue print reading/geometrical tolerancing. The incumbent must also possess good interpersonal skills to work both with fellow employees and customers, good working knowledge of tooling concepts, machining practices, and troubleshooting/debugging processes.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position requires supervisory responsibilities when production supervisor is absent.

Experience and Skills
Education and/or Experience

Associates degree (AAS) and five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Benefits
  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical effective on start date
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance (plus additional supplemental coverage)
  • 401(k) program
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Vacation Program
  • Educational Financial Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • And others!

EEO Statement

PGM will consider all individuals for any position for which they are qualified and able to perform. We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age,disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

It is also the policy of PGM to administer all phases of its personnel activity, including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, separation, recall, compensation, benefits, education, recreation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PGM prohibits Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

PGM is a government contractor and is subject to Executive Order #11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 which require government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era.


Hard Copy resumes and applications are not accepted. All candidates must APPLY ONLINE at

Precision Grinding and Manufacturing


Rochester, NY
14606 USA