Senior CNC Programmer
Kalman Manufacuring - CNC Precision Machining
Morgan Hill, CA

About $77,000 - $100,000 a year


Position Summary: Kalman Manufacturing is a CNC machine shop looking for a Senior CNC Programmer to support the design and release to production of manufacturing processes to create customer products on our manufacturing floor. As a member of the engineering team, this Programmer will work with process engineers, production, quality, and procurement, as well as our customers and vendors, to develop the most efficient manufacturing process possible. The programmer will be responsible for participating in the overall manufacturing concept, performing detailed analysis of machine tool and process performance and requirements, developing methods of solving problems against machine tool and process performance and requirements, overseeing fabrication, assembly, and test of prototype and alpha-level processes, as well as finalize and support the process design through production release. Depending on the size and scope of the projects, this work may be done by the engineer alone, or as part of a small team of engineers, machinists, inspectors and designers under the direction of the process engineer. As manufacturing processes are the core of Kalman Manufacturing’s business, the position has high visibility within the business, and strong performers will become highly-valued members of the team. There is opportunity for increased levels of responsibility and corresponding career advancement.

Structure: This position reports to the Engineering Manager

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent
  • 10 years of experience in developing machined components in milling centers
  • 5 years of experience in 4 and 5-axis milling work
  • Fluency in CAD/CAM appropriate for the development of said manufacturing processes
  • Theoretical understanding of the key metrics and parameters associated with the design of manufacturing processes for complex machined components
  • Demonstrated technical depth in the analysis of, and development of solutions for the challenges in the fabrication and qualification of complex machined components
  • Strong communication skills including demonstrated ability to create clear reports and documentation
  • Ability to lead small teams of machinists, inspectors, and other skilled labor
  • Enthusiastic desire to help drive engineering effort and capability of a company to best in class

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in mechanical or manufacturing engineering, or machine tool technology or related field
  • Expertise in Esprit CAM software
  • Expertise in SolidWorks CAD software
  • Experience in Vericut or equivalent
  • Project management capabilities centered around the development of project plans and workload/time estimates as well as reporting against project milestones, and developing solutions to close project gaps
  • Experience in digital manufacturing and development of digital manufacturing capability

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time