National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


CNC Programmer - 920

Location: Arnold AFB, TN
Date Posted: 07-10-2018
Job Title: CNC Programmer - 920

Grade: ET 5

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a CNC Programmer to join our team in Tullahoma, TN.
This role is required to provide CNC programming in support of a team of precision machinists in order to manufacture unique parts for operations and maintenance of an aerospace testing facility.

Duties will include:
  • Provide CNC programs for 2 ½, 3, 4, and 5 axis simultaneous Milling, 2 & 4 axis Wire EDM, 4 axis Ram EDM, 2 axis Lathes, 3 axis Vertical Turning Center
  • Provide complex design/build support for test articles, facility hardware, and instrumentation to include:
    • Review, evaluate, and determine if proposed designs can be manufactured
    • Writing specifications and sketches as required
    • Design tooling and manufacturing techniques
    • Conducting manufacturability studies
    • Resolve design and operational problems
    • Interface with engineering, project managers, and design personnel
    • Recommend new design techniques
  • Arrange for fabrication of pilot models and determine test procedures and design of special test equipment
  • Provide technical assistance and expertise to the planning department for estimating and to design personnel for manufacturability in the total design/build process as well as provide technical manufacturing and mathematical support to machinists and the inspection lab personnel.
  • Provide training to machinist for safe, efficient operation, and setup of CNC machine tools.
  • Specify technical requirements for new machine tool procurement and retrofitting older machines to modern Fanuc digital servos, drives, and controllers.
  • Generate and customize all post processors for the creation of CNC code to be used for each specific machine tool.
  • Recommend optional designs based on machine limitations and manufacturing feasibility evaluations
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Two years of college or technical training with drafting and/or design plus seven (7) years of progressive and relevant experience or any equivalent combination of relevant education/technical training and progressive and relevant experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of CNC programming experience. 
  • Experience with CAM systems and Post Processors
  • Experience with CNC controls: Fanuc, Haas, Sodick, and Mazak
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in resolving difficult performance requirements because of conflicting attributes such as versatility, size, and ease of operation
  • Thorough knowledge of GD&T ASME Y14.5-2009 and C/C++ Programming Language. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of G codes, M Codes when programming CNC lathes and milling machines
  • Demonstrated AutoCAD/Inventor Experience
To apply go directly to our website at www.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.

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