CNC Programmer

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Mt. Juliet, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Company Overview:

DESTACO, a Dover Company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance automation, workholding, and remote handling solutions.  The company serves customers in variety of end-markets, including the automotive, life sciences, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and nuclear sectors. 


Built on a legacy of over 100 years, DESTACO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to engineer precise movement, placement and control solutions that drive productivity and uptime for manufacturers around the world.  The DESTACO family of products consists of industry-leading brands such as DESTACO Manual and Power Clamps, Camco and Ferguson Indexers, Robohand Grippers and CRL Manipulators and Transfer Ports. 


DESTACO is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates globally through ~800 employees across 14 locations.


Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale, operational agility, world-class engineering capability and customer intimacy to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV."

Position Summary:

The CNC Programmer / Associate Manufacturing Engineer for DESTACO is responsible for developing, evaluating, and improving production and processing methods and controls in manufacturing to achieve operational excellence. Works in conjunction with manufacturing engineer on recommending and implementing operational sequences, equipment utilization and tooling improvements and efficiencies to ensure cost, quality and operational improvements. He/she will assist in establishing work measurement standards and play an active role in ensuring quality, safety, and lean manufacturing systems and processes, (Kaizen, 5S).


The CNC Programmer / Associate Manufacturing Engineer reports to the Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer. The position is located at the Mount Juliet, TN facility, and requires minimal travel (up to 10%). The position requires the ability to work independently but with oversight and direction from the Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer. The position requires the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with engineering, materials, operations, and quality, and work and communicate across at various levels across the organization.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Creates accurate CNC code for multiple machining centers using MasterCAM software
  • Validates quality of CNC code digitally through the use of Vericut software
  • Able to design appropriate work holding solutions for processing assigned parts
  • Assists in the evaluation and development of manufacturing processes by studying product requirements and researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.
  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; and confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Assists setup personnel with process or tooling issues, recommending necessary fixturing and tooling used in manufacturing.
  • Analyzes and solves process and tool-related problems, ensuring or increasing productivity.
  • Makes recommendations to modify or replace equipment when necessary to support demand or improve productivity.
  • Ensure integrity of prints, bills of material, setup sheets and routings.
  • Establishes and updates manufacturing standards (rates, BOM’s, etc.)
  • Works closely with procurement, production, marketing, field, and technical services policies and practices.
  • Performs all work in a manner that ensures safety of self and others.
  • Complies with government regulations and managing environmental requirements.
  • Supports Destaco policies and procedures, including those governing the quality system as defined by ISO9001.


Leadership Competencies aligned with Dover and executed in Destaco:

  • Winning the Right Way: Creates a culture that is committed to the highest ethical standards, conducts business within those standards.
  • Motivates and Inspires – Creates an environment that stimulates others to follow. Builds teams that fully use individuals’ capabilities, creating results beyond just the sum of the parts.
  • Results-Driven: Produces results that meet or exceed Dover standards of performance.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build, train and lead a strong positive team environment
  • Analyzes, solves and implements solutions independently
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office tools (Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with CAD/CAM software (Solidworks, MasterCAM, Vericut)
  • Working knowledge of Blue Print reading
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, tooling, fixturing and materials
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills


Education and Certification Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing or related field preferred


Experience Requirements:

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in CNC Programming  and/or Associate Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • Experienced in implementing Lean tools


Travel Requirements: (To be met with or without accommodations)

  • Minimum travel (up to 10%)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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