CNC Programmer
Kaman Aerospace
Bloomfield, CT

About $57,000 - $72,000 a year


We are seeking an experienced Programming Specialist to join our team in Bloomfield, CT. Reporting to the Sr. Team Leader, the Programming Specialist provides programming support to the Manufacturing Operations team, ensure all programs are created using established standards for machining of specific value stream products, and maintains programs in a manner that safeguards the integrity of the established standards.

Kaman Specialty Bearings & Engineered Products, a division of Kaman Corporation, is a leader in the design and manufacture of high technology mechanical products used in aviation, marine, hydropower and other industrial applications. Do you want to expand your programming skill set with an industry leader? Do you have manufacturing programing experience? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
As the Programming Specialist you will create accurate CNC programs, using applicable tools, which support cell manufacturing techniques and standards. Assist cell leadership in the troubleshooting of machining issues and offer advice on best machining practices.
Develop programs that reflect known standards and communicate with cell leadership when changes to the standard should be considered. Safeguard the integrity of the programs and instill program stability confidence in the operators, in support of the cell’s “load-and-go” efforts.
Assist cell leadership and cell operators with effort to reduce setup times and increase productivity and efficiencies.
Communicate with OPT Production Engineer, on a regular basis, ensuring that they are aware of current standards and that they are informed of CNC number assignments in a timely manner.
Maintain clean and safe work environment. Follow safety and environmental procedures and regulations. Report safety incidents to supervisor.
Make recommendations for improvements to work processes. Contribute to 5S program in work area.
Provide a high level of service to all internal and external customers. Contribute to positive teamwork environment.
Perform other duties as assigned. Participate in training/learning other positions. Accomplish related results as needed.

Associate degree in Machining Technology or equivalent work experience in a manufacturing environment.

3-5 years of manufacturing/programming/machine shop experience. Proficiency with computer aided manufacturing programs is essential.

Knowledge Essential to the Position:
CNC Programming
ISO Procedures
Tool Knowledge and Design Fixtures

Physical Demands:
Frequent (70-80%) lifting and moving materials up to 50 lbs.
Frequent mental and visual attention

Will be required to work overtime and weekends to meet customer needs
Ability to work flexible work schedule
Travel – For training as required

All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.