CNC Lathe/Swiss Programmer -1st Shift

Job Locations US-MN-Coon Rapids
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


About rms Company

rms Company is a company that is very successful because of its employees. We value performance and pay competitive wages along with a rich benefit package. We manufacture life saving device components so quality is always our focus. We carry that focus into every aspect of our operation. We have a state of the art facility but it is our employees that separate us from our competition.


CNC Programmer Position Summary

Currently we are looking for a CNC Programmer to join our CNC Lathe department.

The CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) Programmer is responsible for the creation and implementation of high quality CNC programs for operations in a production environment using various CAD/CAM and other software and models.  The programs must be verified for accuracy and ready to be set up and proven out on the equipment.  This role will also support the production floor with the process improvement and work to improve tooling management and cost reduction.


CNC Programmer Essential Job Functions

  • Writes and/or modifies CNC programs and instruction sheets for multi-axis machined parts
  • Monitors performance of program after implementation, adjusting as needed
  • Maintain program files
  • Provide ongoing support for machining processes
  • Assist in the training of operators on equipment and programs.
  • Assist in the identification and evaluation of new tooling and fixture applications
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run (prove-out), when afforded, to verify accuracy of machine setting or programmed data
  • Documents all information pertaining to the setup and operation of each job assigned
  • Communicate effectively with the manufacturing engineers, quality personnel, plant personnel, and individuals outside the company.
  • Continual programming of part families
  • Completes all other work-related duties as assigned.


CNC Programmer Minimum Requirement & Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in CAD/CAM programming
  • Experience as a level 3 machinist
  • Proficiency in computer skills and electronic data management (word, excel, network file structure)
  • Working knowledge of cutting tool geometry, as well as speeds and feeds for types of materials used.
  • Working knowledge of trigonometry and mathematical formulas needed to calculate machining processes.
  • Working knowledge of blueprint reading.
  • Working knowledge of geometric dimension and tolerance (GD&T).
  • High school diploma or equivalent degree (GED) required.
  • Able to interact with various types of individuals: operators, machinist, technical support and management.
  • Experience with Esprit programming software
  • Experience with Solid Works software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two-year technical degree, preferred
  • 4-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred
  • Experience with multi axis milling machines, preferred

rms Company Benefits

As a Cretex Medical company, rms offers a full benefit package to its employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance options. rms also offers a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, profit sharing, short- term and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, holiday pay, and an onsite medical clinic.


rms Company also offers company specific benefits, such as:

  • Onsite Clinic
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Monthly Social Events
  • Annual Employee Appreciation Week
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program


Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.


Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment and eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit


Cretex Companies use cutting oils, solvents, and other chemicals in the manufacturing process. Testing is conducted on a periodic basis to ensure that all chemicals are kept well below the OSHA permissible exposure levels.




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