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CAM Programmer

Scaled is a composites company specializing in designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept aircraft. Scaled, being the creator of landmark aircraft and spacecraft like Virgin’s GlobalFlyer, the Stratolaunch carrier, and Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, is at the epicenter of experimental aviation. We are 650 exceptionally talented and creative people pursuing aerospace breakthroughs in Mojave, California. The challenge of conquering the never‐been‐done, the enthusiasm generated when concept comes to fruition, and the buzz you feel collaborating with creative people with common purpose is the unique Scaled environment that can be summed up in one word: fun.

Job Summary:
The CAM Programmer will use CAD and CAM software to create surface and solid models and program the company’s 3, 4, and 5-axis CNC machines used in the development and manufacture of prototype and experimental aircraft. The candidate must be a team player, flexible, detail oriented, and a problem solver. This position is an Engineering Technician position. The CAM Programmer will report to the CAM Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Use CAD software to create surface and solid models
• Use CAM software to create toolpaths used to machine the resulting shapes
• Support the CNC machine operators when CNC programs are being run
• Operate CNC machines as required
• Define rough stock shape and size and define the associated support structure
• Track and document work products from definition through production
• Interact with engineers to advise on machining viability

Required:
• Experience in 3D CAD and CAM software
• Experience in programming and operating CNC machines (Tormach, Haas, etc.)
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
• Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Desired:
• Proficiency in Catia V5 or Siemens NX
• Experience with composite tooling and fabrication
• DOD Secret Clearance
• Additional relevant training or work experience

Essential Functions:
• Occasional lifting 50+ lbs. Maintain steady hand and controlled arm position
• Standing 80% of the day
• Push and/or pull heavy support stands; stoop, bend, stretch and work in cramped, tiring, uncomfortable positions
• Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for assigned task
• Occasional pushing of heavy tools and tables (75-100 + lbs., with assistance)
• Manual dexterity and coordination are required (e.g., to operate computer keyboard), and manual dexterity to handle small parts

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet and drug and alcohol free workplace.
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