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CNC Programmer

Date: Jan 7, 2020

Job Title: CNC Programmer


Department: Machine


Reports to: Machine Shop Supervisor


Shift: 1st Shift, Monday –Friday (Weekends as needed)


Vizient® Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. is a robotic integrator specializing in custom engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. All of the products are engineered and manufactured in-house for complete control over product quality and project timelines. Our diverse customer group provide interesting and challenging work for our employees and ensures profitable growth for our company.


Vizient is a division of Lincoln Electric Automation™ in the General Industries group.


Position Summary: This position uses the CAM software to develop programs for CNC machines. Successful candidates will have experience as a CNC Machinist on several types of equipment.  Knowledge and understanding of proper fixture design and building is critical to developing new programs and setups. This position will also mentor others learning to use the CAM software.



  • Develop or edit programs to achieve a blueprint quality part;
  • Design and direct building of proper fixtures as needed;
  • Understand tooling feeds and speeds, surface footage, and utilizing tooling to its potential;
  • Remain a competent worker capable of meeting established production and quality goals in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Continuous improvement and better solutions to process parts to evolving industry standards;
  • Keep the Machine Shop Supervisor informed through timely utilization of verbal and written communication / reports;
  • Assume responsibility for quality, output, and efficiencies throughout machine department;
  • Monitor budgets and report actual vs projected upon job completion; and
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Experience / Skills:

  • High attention to detail and quality;
  • Read and interpret blue prints;
  • Plan and execute daily and weekly scheduled tasks;
  • Provide directions to peers within the Machine Department;
  • Gather data, compile information and prepare reports;
  • Keep work area clean and organized;
  • Safely operate fork trucks and overhead cranes;
  • Moderate PC skills, specifically Windows-based operating system;
  • Excellent team player with organizational and time management skills; and
  • Safety (OSHA, SDS), ANSI (RIA) standards. 


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S):

  • Understand the Company’s EH&S Policy and how it relates to this job;
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as Vizient’s rules and policies that pertain to this job;
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EH&S procedures;
  • Immediately notify the supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly or if there are any questions regarding EH&S procedures; and
  • Attend required EH&S training.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is typically required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bend; squat; climb; see, talk and hear. Be able to climb ladders; lift hand tools up to 40 lbs. consistently, and parts up to 50 lbs. consistently. Repetition with activity. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Vizient Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. and Lincoln Electric are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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