CAM Recruiters | CNC Recruiters | CNC Programmer Position

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruitment agency that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and tooling recruitment and placement. We are currently recruitng for a CNC programmer for an excellent growth opportunity. Details as follows:


  • Will be responsible for programming, set-up and developing standard work practices for CNC turning and milling as well as program editing and troubleshooting.
  • Will be required to perform some operation and maintenance as well.
  • Candidates must also be comfortable with providing training and technical instructions to employees.

    The CNC Programmer will perform duties related to the tooling and matching of parts, applying standard techniques and procedures as well as parts programming requirements for CNC machines
  • Will report production problems caused by the incorrect manufacturing process, tooling, or programming methods to immediate supervisor.
  • Checks other CNC programs as required for programming accuracy utilizing company standard methods prior to a new or revised program being released to the shop floor.
  • Generates actual parts programs for the CNC turning and machining center utilizing necessary computer programming equipment, plus specifies correct machining data, tool geometry, current manufacturing/processing methods, and workholding specifications.
  • Maintains orderly files and reporting system for all customers and programs.
  • Applies knowledge, when required, for manufacturing parts from raw material to finished part specifications utilizing manual lathes, mills, or drilling machines, as required.
  • Must be able to read and be able to interpret engineering drawings and specifications for manufacturing requirements.
  • Will be involved in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing projects and events.


  • Requires Associates Degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Several years experience in the Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering field.
  • Requires basic hands-on knowledge of machine tool operations, processing, and work holding methods in order to assume the responsibilities of the position.
  • Must have previous experience with EdgeCAM, SmartCAM or other CAM system, CAD (3 D Model a plus) and have basic PC knowledge and experience.