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CNC Programmer

Date: Sep 6, 2022

Location: Tremont, IL, US

Company: AGCO

Precision Planting is an innovative company that is changing the agriculture industry in remarkable ways.  In only twenty years, we have helped redefine agriculture in the US and globally.  Our products make growers more productive, increase yields, make current agricultural practices more sustainable, and reduce the costs to feed a growing world.  Precision Planting is growing rapidly and has many new products and business opportunities it is pursuing to continue that growth.  We are entrepreneurial in our DNA, fast-paced in our actions, and value hard work, innovative thinking, open communications, and teamwork.  If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you to contribute, grow and succeed in your career.  


About the Role:


In this fast-paced role, you will be a part of the Research and Development team at Precision Planting where you will be responsible for the start to finish process of turning 3D models into functional machined prototypes.


The CNC programmer will be empowered to determine the best process, order materials, program tool path from 3D models.  You will operate a variety of late model Haas CNC machines to manufacture cutting edge prototype parts, enabling our engineering team to test prototypes within days or sometimes within hours of design completion.


What would I be doing?


  • Translate 3D models into working machine toolpath
  • Operate CNC lathes and vertical machining centers
  • Use safe practices and work to maintain a safe and organized working environment
  • Participate in design reviews related to manufacturability
  • Design creative solutions for tooling and fixturing to maximize efficiency and productivity
  • Interact with tool suppliers
  • Recommend purchase of new tooling and /or new technology for the company's applications
  • Collaborate and work well with a team of employees at all levels


What must I have?


  • High school education
  • Comprehensive understanding of various machine control systems (Haas preferred)
  • Familiarity and ability to read and interpret engineering prints
  • Strong machining experience with manual mills, lathes, grinders, etc.
  • Knowledge of various lathe and mill tooling
  • Knowledge of materials as it relates to machinability


What other specific skills & experience would be good for me to have?


  • 3+ years of relevant experience in CAD/CAM programming and CNC manufacturing
  • Experience with Fusion 360
  • Fabrication and welding experience
  • Agricultural product knowledge


AGCO is an equal opportunity employer.

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