Lead CNC Programmer

Job Locations US-CA-Garden Grove


Founded 100 years ago, this company specializes in designing and producing large scale OEM bearings and associated hardware for US Navy ships and submarines in long-term contracts. They are dedicated to producing reliable products by continuously monitoring QA and QC measures throughout each process. Their shop, home to 30 employees and located in Garden Grove CA, has a number of large CNC machines including Okuma bridge and gantry mills, as well as large VTL's.


This is a 1st shift position, Monday-Thursday 5AM-3:30PM, with overtime opportunities on Fridays and weekends.  


In this position, they are looking for a highly experienced programmer who can demonstrate responsibilities of a manufacturing engineer by programming using a CAD/CAM system, as well as utilize lean manufacturing principles to ensure a smooth production environment. 


As far as benefits go, they include: A robust PTO package, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision insurance with options for dependents, 401K with matching, and end of the year bonuses dependent on individual and company performance.



  • Utilize Esprit and Solidworks to design and program large multi axis CNC mills and lathe

  • Prepare detailed work instructions and factory documentation related to processes such as set up, tooling and inspections

  • Determine optimal tooling and gauging requirements

  • Develop new processes and methods for standardization and cost reductions

  • Work closely with department personnel ensuring quality and satisfaction of customer needs

  • Train personnel on manufacturing processes


  • 10+ years of CAM/CAD programming (Mastercam, Esprit, NX)
  • Strong experience with manufacturing standards and assembly processes within the aerospace industry
  • Deep understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • Previous hands on experience with large bridge/gantry mills, VTL’s, CMMs
  • Demonstrate communication skills both verbally and written
  • Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Aerospace Engineering preferred


AMC is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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