Engineer Tech - CNC Programmer in La Porte, IN at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description


Position: Engineer Tech - CNC Programmer

Location: LaPorte, IN

Hours: 1st shift M-F, 8-4 (Some OT possible)

Apex Life Sciences is searching for an Engineer Tech - CNC Programmer for our client in the LaPorte, IN area. This position is a 1st shift, full time contract opportunity with a client in the Aerospace/Automotive industry. The technician will work under general supervision to program multi-axis CNC equipment for the machining of castings to precision tolerances, using Master Cam, and NX software.


  • Prepare and set up castings to be machined in a production setting
  • Program Multi-axis machining centers
  • Determine cutting tools required for a job
  • Create work instructions, route cards and temporary engineering instructions or sketches.
  • Design/build machining fixtures
  • Assist in training
  • Utilize CAD/CAM, Master Cam, and NX software to build part models and create tool paths
  • Use of basic and advanced metrology equipment
  • Perform other machining operations, as needed


  • Ability to interpret complex blueprints, instructions, and inspection requirements
  • Advanced math skills (especially algebra, trigonometry, and geometry)
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Safety Awareness
  • Proficiency in the use of CAD/CAM software is required (Master Cam or NX preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office
  • CNC programming capabilities
  • Advanced machining skills
  • Understanding of digitizing techniques
  • Understanding of NX software (or ability to be trained)
  • Manipulate models in Unigraphics & Solidworks (or ability to be trained)
  • G Code programming (or ability to be trained)
  • Ability to load/unload and set up parts in CNC equipment (castings, setters, molds, fixtures, raw stock, etc.)


  • A minimum of a High School diploma or GED equivalency is required.
  • Technical training in shop practices, blueprint reading, metrology practices and layout IS preferred
  • Completion of a Machinist’s Certification program is preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years of CNC programming experience is preferred

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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.