Machine Shop Lead / Programmer - 2nd Shift
Sanmina Corporation
Fremont, CA
Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM) is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina Corporation provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina Corporation has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world.

The Sanmina Fremont facility is a full-service enclosure systems solution manufacturing plant. Located in California’s Silicon Valley, this facility produces low-to-mid volume New Product Introduction (NPI) runs to full-scale volume. The Fremont facility offers everything from small piece parts to fully integrated and tested systems. In addition, this location offers in-house painting capabilities and flexible logistics solutions in distribution, inventory management and hubbing, as well as repair services.

Job Purpose:
The Machine Shop Lead /Programmer will combine computer skills with manufacturing knowledge to program manufacturing software programs to create machined parts in an efficient, precise process with less waste, increased product consistency, and reduced energy consumption. Determines the sequence of events needed to make a part by reviewing 3-dimensional computer blueprints. They may calculate how fast to feed the metal into the machine or how much metal to remove. Mastercam programmers will use the Mastercam software to then develop code that will be read by a computer-controlled module. The module directs machining tools including lathes or milling machines, which cut and shape pieces and machine parts. This position prepares design and layouts along with investigations of; tools, fixturing, and equipment related to chip forming of metals. Determines complex machining sequence, methods and tooling; develops detailed machining instructions and required shop drawings; utilizes all complex 2-axis N/C programming techniques for machining operations for standardized or special types of work; and implements changes to develop most economical computer assist programs and develops standard programming catalogs.

Nature of Duties/Responsibilities:
Analyzes individual job machining requirements based on machining practices and metallurgical characteristics of material for tooling and fixtures.
Plans machining operations in proper sequence and prepares operational machining instructions.
Creates all required tooling setup charts, operational drawings, templates, fixtures or special tooling via latest CAD technology.
Prepares CAD manufacturing drawings, specification sheets, procedures, machining instructions, and any technical work necessary to complete tool designs required to perform planned machining operations.
Issues N/C programs, manuscripts and operator work instruction paperwork as requested by PM supervision for all axis N/C turning, boring and milling equipment.
Confers with other engineering and technical personnel at all levels to investigate and resolve problems concerning tools, equipment, fixtures, or gauges. Recommends re-design, repair, or re-building as required.
Recommends changes in design or methods for cost reduction purposes to determine feasibility of producing parts.
Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence concerning tooling or machine functions and savings due to changes in methods.
Utilizes standard data to incorporate time values in programs for purpose of evaluating methods, cost reduction, etc.
Provides technical advice and assistance and reviews work of or trains employees in similar or lower classifications.
Analyzes blueprints and customer and engineering drawings to determine tolerances, dimensions, and configurations.

Education and Experience:
High school or College technical training preferred
Requires minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Knowledge of manufacturing and machining processes
Experience with any CAD/CAM software system desired
Ability to read blueprints
Able to follow all ATI safety policies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills
Strong analytical skills to analyze and resolve difficult problems effectively and implement long term solutions
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
Successful candidate must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder.

"Sanmina is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity"