CNC Programmer

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Title:  CNC Programmer
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dept.:  Operations
Reports to:  Machine Shop Manager
Hours: Full Time M/F


Provides technical support to ensure manufacturing operations are performed safely and efficiently. Creates CNC programs by interpreting drawings and specifications. Assures adequate lead-times so production schedules are maintained.


  • Understand part specifications and drawings to determine the most efficient processes.
  • Program NC equipment, including; 4 axis milling and 3 axis milling centers. Using Master Cam and/or Virtual Gibbs.
  • Edit and write G-Code programs.
  • Using digitizer and measuring equipment create dimensional drawings from full scale templates (PCM’s and tools).
  • Design tools and holding fixtures to efficiently process parts utilizing Auto Cad and/or Solid Works software.
  • Maintain knowledge of manufacturing processes, capabilities and constraints.
  • Provide clear and concise program notes describing require tooling and set-up procedures.


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Full understanding of manufacturing functions and processes including quality requirements required.
  • Four (4) years direct manufacturing experience required.
  • Ability to read all aspect of blueprint and correctly interpret to requirements.
  • Previous computer experience Autocad and/or Solid Works required.
  • Previous computer experience MasterCam and/or Virtual Gibbs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills required.
  • Previous experience setting up CNC machinery
  • Proven consistency to perform all duties to high level of quality with accuracy and attention to detail required.

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F

Please send application to or to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.:  Don Helsel/Human Resources
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144
Telephone: (206) 436-2160
Fax: (206) 436-2244
TTY:   (206) 324-1388   

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