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CNC Programmer in South Holland, Illinois, US at Keystone Advisors

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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Job Description

Engineered Foam Solutions (EFS) is a manufacturer and supplier of packaging products, foam cushioning, filters, and Fuel Cell Foam primarily for the Defense Industry located in South Holland, Illinois. Our Defense applications includes parts used on the F-15, C130, A-10, Hellfire Missile and Apache Helicopter Programs

We are looking for a part time consultant to assist our company in meeting CNC Programming needs.

The CNC Programmer will be responsible for developing software programs that direct CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines to cut and shape foam to produce components for cushions, supports, filters, tools/dies/molds and other industrial machined parts and tools to meet our customer requirements. 

 You will use 3-dimensional computer designs (CAD models) such as Rhino, and CADkey that define the configuration of the required component and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software programs such as Mach 3, to generate the program code that guides CNC machines to perform machining operations which result in precise finished components — efficiently and safety. The CNC Programmer will develop program code to perform a series of machining operations (rough cutting, finish rotting, shaping, pocketing, profiling, turning, drilling, tapping, threading, etc.) to produce the required components.

Job duties will include the following:

  • analyze Job orders
  • review CAD models and/or blueprints
  • make calculations to determine where materials should be cut
  • define the best sequence of machining steps
  • decide tools, speeds, feeds and fixtures to be used
  • generate program code using computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) software to capture all these decisions
  • run simulation tests
  • conduct quality testing and correct/Improve program code to increase efficiency, quality and safety;
  • communicate with other programmers, shop floor management, machinists/setup and operators and engineering and sales staff to achieve company goals.

Job Requirements

Candidate Desired Skills:  

  • Associates Degree or Certificate in CNC Programming, CAD/Mechanical Design Technology or related field
  • 2 – 4 years of experience as a CNC Programmer
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Minimum of 15 – 20 hours per week based upon a flexible work schedule as agreed upon by EFS and consultant.


Competitive salary to be determined based upon experience


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