CNC Programmer

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 58660 
Title: CNC Programmer - SC 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC 










Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for a CNC Programmer at our Pendleton, SC location. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


If hired you will be eligible for a $2,000.00 retention bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings). You will be paid the first $1,000.00 after completing your first 90 days and the second $1,000.00 after completing your first 180 days, if you are an employee in good standing.


Main Objective:

To support production by creating and maintaining CNC programs and documentation required to produce superior quality products.  This objective is fundamental in achieving the Arthrex mission of helping surgeons treat patients better and contribute to safe and successful patient outcomes.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Apply knowledge of machining characteristics to a variety of materials, in both hardened and non-hardened states including (but, not limited to) Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Titanium, and Medical grade plastics such as PEEK.
  2. Develop and maintain CNC Programs as needed for Swiss-style, Mill, Lathe, EDM, Laser Marking and Laser Welding equipment.
  3. Develop and maintain Tool Data Sheets as needed for Swiss-style, Mill, Lathe, EDM, Laser Marking and Laser Welding equipment.
  4. Develop and maintain Setup Instructions as needed for Swiss-style, Mill, Lathe, EDM, Laser Marking and Laser Welding equipment.
  5. Work with all related CAD, CAM and ancillary software programs utilizing intermediate to advanced knowledge while training towards full working knowledge.
  6. Work with Manufacturing Engineers to develop production strategies by assisting in the selection of cutting tools and work holding fixtures.
  7. Work with Manufacturing Engineers to develop fabrication strategies by assisting in identifying sequence of operations and recommending specific production equipment.
  8. Work with Manufacturing Engineers to estimate programming, setup, and run times for quoting purposes.
  9. Identify and drive cost reduction projects through the utilization of Lean Manufacturing principles by increasing automation, and reducing manual as well as production steps where possible.
  10. Set-up and operate machinery during trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings to programmed control data ensuring functionality and performance.
  11. Act as liaison with shop floor personnel to improve Tool Data Sheets and Setup Instructions in order to obtain feedback leading to process improvement as well as increase production efficiency.
  12. Train or assist shop floor personnel in the use of programmable equipment and in the resolution of problems per processing requirements based on daily job assignments.
  13. Edit existing CNC programming code, per established company procedures in order to prevent line stoppage.
  14. Participate in Multi-level Tool Life Studies.
  15. Maintain compliance by executing internal policies, procedures and all related paperwork under ISO/FDA guidelines.


Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in automated manufacturing environment
  • Intermediate to advanced CNC programming experience
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software products


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Good mechanical aptitude.  Ability to read and understand raw CNC programming code.  General knowledge of drafting concepts.  Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).  Intermediate knowledge of Quality Control inspection techniques.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Experience with setting up and operating multi-axis CNC equipment.  Experience with processing a variety of metallic and non-metallic materials.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 

Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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