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CNC Programmer

CNC Programmer

Manufacturing and Production - Technicians and Trade Skills

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.

CNC Programmer

The CNC Programmer role here at SpaceX is expected to have a comprehensive understanding of all CNC machining and programming operations.  This role is tasked with working in close concert with machinist, leads, engineering teams, and machining operations management to increase productivity and optimizing machining programs and procedures.


  • Use of NX or MasterCam CAD/CAM/CAE program to program CNC parts
  • Vericut NC files as well as maintain revision control on programs and setup sheets
  • Knowledgeable of carbide tools and adjusting speed and feed parameters for maximum tool life
  • Makes or offer suggestions on drawing changes to improve manufacturability
  • Machine fixture tooling as directed by process sheets
  • Meets expectations for productivity and production goals
  • Constantly keep products moving and alerting management when production is inhibited
  • Provides consistent ideas for process improvements

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 5 years of CNC programming experience using NX or MasterCam software

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 10 years of CNC programming experience using NX or MasterCam software
  • Experience with multi axis mill and lathe CNC machines

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Lifting, standing, climbing, bending, grasping, sitting, pulling, pushing, stooping, stretching, and carrying are generally required to perform the functions of this position
  • Must be available for overtime and weekend hours

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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