Website ASCENTEC ENGINEERING, LLC.
The Spaceflight CNC Programmer - Level 2 or 3 in the Ascentec Spaceflight division will be responsible to ensure the highest of standards are upheld during the manufacturing of advanced spacecraft hardware. Maintaining the integrity of our components and holding to exacting standards requires the ability to rapidly deploy highly-automated manufacturing processes as well as succinctly identify, and prevent any shortfalls in product quality. Salary range: $50K - $75K per year
The programmer has project-level responsibility for the critical components manufactured on 3,5 and 7-axis CNC machines used in spaceflight missions. This role can independently implement new processes and equipment for use in manufacturing. The optimal candidate has a passion for quality improvement, corrective action implementation, as well as for expanding access to human spaceflight. This role has significant growth opportunity, and is part of a rapidly developing, dynamic organization that directly supports commercial access to space. Technical excellence, as well as stellar interpersonal team skills, are key attributes of top candidates.
Join our mission of pushing humanity’s boundaries deep into space.
Work with commercial spaceflight companies to develop manufacturing solutions for extremely complex and challenging components.
Comprehend engineering notes and communicate with internal and external customers to accurately conceptualize and complete designs
Visualize a concept from 2D to 3D
Design standard and custom tooling solutions
Use SolidWorks & MasterCam software to develop tools and process designs for production
Create and complete accurate drawings for custom tools and fixtures, under tight time constraints
Ensure timely output of drawings for customer approval.
Work directly with customers to review, update, and approve designs and support the production group as each tool is made
Provide feedback to the customer’s engineers on component enhancements for manufacturability
Level 3 responsibilities also include:
Streamline SolidWorks to CAM programming using SolidWorks output or 3RD party CAM software
Train new or current Designers and be a resource for others when questions arise
Take the role of design reviewer for other engineer’s processes
Other tasks as defined by leadership
Job Qualification/Experience & Technical Skills:
Proficient in SolidWorks and 3-D modeling with a general knowledge of MasterCam
Conceptual design visualization skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas to others
Ability to problem solve efficiently, working toward simple solutions to complex problems
Aptitude for mechanical design and can design intermediate to complex multi-parts assemblies
ASME Print Reading and GD&T fundamentals
Ability to review designs for quality control
Must be excellent with computers and file systems
General understanding of material properties, uses, machinability, and finishes a plus
Manufacturing Associate Degree, or equivalent required, BS in ME preferred.
Professional Demeanor and Respectful in all situations
Flexible and willing to help others as needs and tasks change
Positive Attitude & Team Player
Quality oriented- “Do it right the first time”
Honest with Good Integrity
Reliable and Dependable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Enjoys fast pace and rapidly changing environment
May sit for long periods of time
Will frequently walk to Production, where noise level can be low to moderate
Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed
The physical demands described above, represent those met by an employee to successfully perform the essentially functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
Paid Holidays & Vacations
Paid short & long term Disability coverage
Flexible paid time off
Applicant must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check prior to employment- no theft, or criminal convictions against person(s) the past 7 years.
SolidWorks & MasterCam proficiency tests required in interview process