CNC/Robot Programmer (Schenectady)


: $115,530.00 - $170,900.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing

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Steinway & Sons is looking for an experienced CNC/Robot Programmer to join our team. This role is responsible but not limited to setting up, and operating computer numerical control (CNC)/Robot Industrial machines that are used within our factory.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Create and develop CNC programs (3 to 5 axis) using engineering models, drawings and specifications
  • Provide manufacturing with safe, accurate and efficient CNC programs complete with tools, fixturing and set-up requirements. Programs must fit the factory capacity profile for set-up and cycle time.
  • Maintain accurate documentation to support CNC shop operations
  • Perform initial troubleshooting for CNC/Robotic machining problems including equipment and tooling assessments including assistance to maintenance personal to diagnose machine fault if required.
  • Write simple programs for (ABB) Industrial Robot using standard RAPID language.

Qualifications, education and experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years as a CNC programmer, minimum 1 year professional experience programming with Siemens NX
  • Minimum of 2 years programming RAPID Robotic language, preferably with ABB Industrial Robots, is a plus
  • Good working knowledge of Siemens NX , AutoCAD, CAD/CAM software
  • Good working knowledge of lean manufacturing principles preferred
  • Experience with a variety of CNC controls especially FANUC
  • Capable of reading and writing in G and M code
  • Fixture design and building experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills can do attitude"
  • Must be familiar with Windows operating system and MS Office software products
  • Must have strong problem solving skills relative to machining and CNC processes
  • Must be involved in prove out of other new technologies as they evolve, first article inspection, and day-to-day programming optimization
  • Able to interpret drawings and specifications including geometric dimensioning and tolerencing
  • Able to analyze engineering models/drawings to define the sequence of machining operations to ensure that the design intent and component quality is achieved
  • Able to make proper tooling selections, taking into considerations such factors as materials, speeds, type of tools (cutting/drilling), feeds and control systems
  • Able to work with manufacturing to develop tooling strategies to reduce set-ups and increase efficiency.
  • Able to create standard set-up and in-process-quality check sheets
  • Able to play an active part in Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Able to make simple sketches electronically (CAD) with dimensions to outline new tooling, fixtures, or part layout.

Associated topics: automated machinery, automatic, cad, cnc fabricating, cnc machine, composite laminator, computer aided manufacturing, computer numeric control, precision machining, programming * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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