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Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer

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Dayton, OH

Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer


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Manufacturing Engineer 

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing and reviewing the procedures, tooling and equipment involved in the manufacturing process. These duties include programming CNCs with a CAM software (50% or more of job), researching/requisitioning tooling, improving efficiency and planning factory layouts to optimize production. The ME will interface with Product Design, Quality, Manufacturing, Maintenance/Tool Room; Planners and management. 


  • The M.E. works closely with engineering to ensure the design concepts, drawings and specifications support the most efficient manufacturing methods and techniques.
  • Plans sequence of operations for the fabrication of machined parts using multi-axis CNC's, and conventional machining equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with an understanding of geometric tolerancing and dimensions.
  • Utilizes CAM programs (Esprit or AutoDesk FeatureCAM) to provide CNC programs for product designs in Solidworks. Writes work instructions, set-up documents, and quality audit sheets.
  • CNC programming is 50% or greater of the time allocation for this position.
  • Creates, revises and maintains revision control on all the manufacturing process documents, including CNC programs and library.
  • Plans for the arrangement of manufacturing equipment in the factory in the most productive and efficient manner, updating the CAD Layout.
  • Understands cellular manufacturing and the use of lean principles
  • Researches and stays current on the latest manufacturing technologies
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing issues on the floor and initiates process improvements
  • Other manufacturing related tasks as assigned 


  • 3 to 5 years, (or greater) recent related experience
  • Proficient in reading detailed engineering drawings, understanding Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and interpreting 2D & 3D engineering models
  • Thorough understanding of machine work holding practices and cutting tools.
  • Thorough understanding of multi axis CNC machine capabilities
  • Experience with CNC machining of components from castings and bar stock
  • CAM programming experience of at least 3 years with lathes and mills
  • Practical experience with conventional machining equipment
  • Capable of identifying the root cause of manufacturing/machining anomalies and making corrections
  • Working knowledge /use of computer software to include, but not limited to Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), in addition to CAD/CAM.
  • Must be adaptable to a changing work environment, competing demands and is able to manage changes, delays or unexpected events.

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation