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CAM & CNC Programmer/Machine Setup Professional

WFL Millturn Technologies - Wixom, MI

About WFL Millturn Technologies:

Globally headquartered in Linz, Austria, WFL Millturn Technologies exclusively manufacturers’ highly flexible multifunctional CNC milling/turning/boring machines. WFL Millturn Centers are used by many leading manufacturers of the aerospace, defense, energy, engine, printing, oil/gas and engineering industries to machine their most demanding components. The North America Head Quarter is located in Wixom, MI. For a closer look at the company and its class leading products please visit: https://www.wfl.at/en/


About the Position:

CAM & CNC Programmer/Machine Setup Professional, for qualification and runoff of new machines, development and tryout of new cutting sequences, production support and customer training on WFL Millturn Machines at customer sites throughout the U.S.A. Residency anywhere in the US (near Wixom, MI preferred, but not required). Travel is about 80% of the time.


Hard Skills

  • CAD/CAM experience with regards to programming of multi-axes multi-function machine tools as well as a firm understanding of Macro and manual programming
  • Solid understanding of the function and intricacies of CNC machines, workholding principles and tool setup
  • Strong background in applied metal cutting by means of turning, milling, drilling, etc.
  • Experience with Sinumerik 840D control system


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program and troubleshoot complex millturn parts from various industries using state of the art CNC technology
  • Discuss machining process related topics with customer and applications department at WFL headquarters in Austria
  • Conduct cycle time calculations and process sequence charts
  • Majority of candidates work time will be spent on assignment at customer sites across the U.S. with some time in Canada
  • Assignments at customer sites consist of: qualification and runoff of new machines; programming, development and tryout of new cutting sequences; production support; training of customer personnel on programming and operation of Millturn machines


Soft Skills

  • Must have excellent planning skills and be able to manage time efficiently
  • Must be able to request and present information through spoken or written word and to communicate effectively with external and internal customers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word and Excel)
  • Work experience on WFL or other millturn-type multi-function CNC metal cutting machines preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in conditions of a typical industrial plant environment, which could be hot, cold, noisy and dusty
  • Ability to travel extensively within the Continental U.S., Canada and occasionally Mexico/Austria
  • Work weekends and holidays as necessary, with some extended hours required due to customer requirements
  • Ability to handle schedule changes when required to comply with customer’s requirements


Experience and Abilities

  • Existing knowledge and ability to set up and operate multi-axes multi-function millturn-type machine tools
  • Ability to read and evaluate complex 2-D part drawings and 3-D models
  • Experience with 840D control system
  • Experience in CAD/CAM and CNC Simulation preferred
  • Firm understanding of G&M code
  • Customer-directed and service oriented
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to think logically and critically
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record needed
  • Valid US passport and clean background (required for Government related facility access)


Educational Requirements

Three-year technical degree or five year work experience in process development and programming of multi-axes multi-function CNC metal cutting machines


Language Skills

  • English, verbal and written
  • German or Spanish as second language a plus, but not mandatory


Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary, plus car allowance and business mileage reimbursement
  • Paid insurance plan
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Per diem, laptop and cell phone
  • Job related training local and at the WFL plant in Austria


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