Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | CNC Programmer Job

Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area employment agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, manufacturing and technical professionals in a variety of fields. Currently, we are searching for a CNC Programmer which will allow our client to grow and expand their operations in the U.S. while providing an excellent work environment with a stable, growing company that has room for advancement.

The CNC Operator will set up and operate computer numerical control (CNC) machines to perform various machine functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings and machining methods and sequences.
  • Prepares and pre-sets all tools needed for machining operations.
  • Verifies that fixture setup meets acceptable quality standards regarding grinding form, depths, angles and other specifications.
  • Mounts, aligns and secures tooling, attachments and work piece on machine.
  • Mounts cutting tool blank in tool holder and positions tool holder in machine.
  • Loads control media, card or disk, in machine controller or enters commands to retrieve preprogrammed instructions from database.
  • Calculates and sets machine controls to position spindle in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors such as cutting depth, speed, feed and coolant flow.
  • Conducts prove-outs and manual programming during setups as needed.
  • Starts machine and monitors display and machine operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Stops machine to change cutting tools and setup according to required machining sequences or to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications.
  • Enters commands or manually adjusts machine controls to correct malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining.
  • Discusses control media errors with supervisor or programming personnel to resolve problems.
  • Cleans machine, tooling and parts


  • Experience with 5 axis Walters and Rollomatics preferred.
  • Two years of knowledge of design and manufacturing software.
  • Ability to set up CNC machines in assigned work center to make Standard Tools and any type of Special Tool.
  • Ability to measure geometry of tools through set up and production to assure tools are made to print specifications.

Benefits: Comprehensive PPO health plan, including medical, dental and vision coverage Flexible Spending Account available – medical and dependent care 401K program with full employer match up to 6% and a 3 year vesting schedule 10 paid holidays per calendar year Begin accruing vacation immediately Tuition reimbursement program Company Condo in Maui, available for use after one year of service

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