CNC Waterjet/Laser Programmer in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/16/2023

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Job Description

CNC Waterjet/Laser Programmer

Job Description

CNC Waterjet/Laser Programmer

This position is responsible for writing and updating computer-numerical control (CNC) programs to control contour path trimming of metallic parts.

Job Summary

  • Analyzes drawings, sketches, and design data of a part to determine dimension and configuration of cuts and feed rates.
  • Determines reference points and direction of machine cutting paths.
  • Computes angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures, and outlines sequence of operations required to machine part.
  • Prepares geometric layout using computer-assisted drafting software to show location of reference points and direction of cutting paths.
  • Writes instruction sheets to guide setup and operation of an automated CNC machine
  • Creates machine instructions to direct numerical control database to regulate movement of machine along cutting path.
  • Revises programs to eliminate instruction errors or omissions.
  • Provides technical assistance to waterjet and/or laser operators.
  • Performs duties of CNC Waterjet Operator and/or Laser Operator as necessary.
  • Programs other CNC equipment as required.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  •  Basic computer knowledge and skills required
  • Catia (Cinit) programing knowledge preferred
  • Ability to manage numerous projects and meet deadlines as required
  • Ability to work independently and a good memory for detail
  • Overtime and weekend work as needed to support the Customer
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook

Required Experience/Education

  • High School Diploma; up to 3 years related experience in job function (equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Two years machining and/or waterjet background required
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills required
  • Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, proportions – geometry and trigonometry is a plus
  • Knowledge of aerospace company specifications and practices preferred
  • Ability to use measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, indicators, and scales
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawing

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

This is a generic job posting for a CNC Waterjet/Laser Programmer. Depending on the candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience, they will be hired into an entry (I) level, intermediate (II) level or expert (III) level job and pay scale.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

3333 Main Street
Parsons, Kansas, 67357
United States


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