• CNC Programmer (Dept. 301)

    Posted: 09/11/2022

    Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a CNC Programmer to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 301. This is an exempt position. Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please go to:




    Summary: As CNC Programmer the primary responsibilities will be the creation of CNC programs through the use of CAD/CAM software, general editors or manual entry of code on a controller. These programs run on a variety machine types, styles and controllers and have varying complexity. Other responsibilities will be to, perform program compare, maintain documents, conduct tool tests, recommend tools and fixtures, at times performing machine set up and program prove out including the measuring and inspection of the machined parts. The individual will at times be responsible for the instruction of properly performing the tasks related to machine set up.

    The CNC Programmer must be able to read, comprehend and follow work instructions and blueprints, they will demonstrate the precise use of instruments such as: Micrometer, Caliper, Height Stand, and Indicators, they will perform proper measurements of parts to .0001 and have an excellent understanding and working knowledge of GD&T with the ability to instruct in these tasks. All work is subject to final inspection and appraisal. Other duties may be assigned.

    Qualifications to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

    Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or Technical school or Minimum 1 year related experience and/or training

    Language Skills:

    -Ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels with proper etiquette

    -Ability to read and interpret documents such as:

    -Safety policies and rules  

    -Operating and maintenance instructions

    -Procedure manuals

    Reasoning Ability:

    -Ability to apply common sense understanding

    -Thoroughly carry out instructions given in oral, written or diagram form

    -Ability to deal effectively with routine problems and situations

    -Cost / profit consciousness and determining profitable outcome


    -Is at work for scheduled hours

    Soft Skills:

    -Follows instructions   

    -Responds to management’s directions           

    -Takes responsibility for own actions   


    -Adjust to changing demands

    -Demonstrates consistent performance in all aspects of their work

    -Ability to recognize and solve problems before they arise

    -Ensure all documentation is complete and correct

    -Mentor and assist in training of employees

    -Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them

    -Ability to accept of criticism and deal calmly and effectively with stressful situations

    Mathematical Skills:

    -Addition   -Subtraction   -Multiplication   -Division   -Geometry

    -Algebra   -Trigonometry  

    Calculations of such things as:

    -Speed (RPM / SFM)   -Feed (IPM / IPR)   -Chip Load     -Angles   -Ratios

    -Arc and Circles   -Taper

    Programming Skills:

    -Analyzes drawings to best determine how to process component

    -Recommends machine type(s) for process

    -Determines cutter path(s)

    -Selection of cutting tools, holders, fixtures, etc.

    -Uses CAD/CAM software to generate programs

    -Writes code by means of general editors’   

    -Write code at machine controller

    -Prepares and maintains documentation  

    -Perform program compare to ensure no deviations were made

    -Modifying existing programs to improve efficiency, tool life and quality of product

    Machine Operation:

    Performs task correctly such as:

    -Loading and unloading of parts   -Changes inserts   -Makes wear offsets

    -Washes down inside of machine   -Cleans work area   -Production documentation

    Machine Set-up:

    -Performs task correctly such as:

    -Remove and install of tools and fixtures

    -Perform tool setting and tool offsets

    -Program prove out thru part meeting specifications

    -Transfer of machine programs to and from machine control

    -Instruct in these attributes


    -Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in all work


    -Meets productivity standards   -Completes work in allotted time

    -Strives to increase productivity

    Measuring Ability:

    Proper use of measuring instruments such as:

    -Caliper   -Micrometer   -Machinist scale   -Functional gages   -Height stand

    -Indicators   -Use of CMM a plus

    Proper measuring techniques:

    -of tolerances to .00005   -of Surface Finishes

    Blue Prints:

    -Is able to read blue print dimensioning   -Is able to interpret blue print information

    -Is able to comprehend blue print information   -Application of tolerances as defined

    -Knowledge and use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

    Computer Use:

    -Ability to use a standard PC   -Uses computer programs correctly


    -Follows safety policies   -Wears PPE   -Reports potentially unsafe conditions

    -Uses equipment and materials properly


    -Follows security policies

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    -Sitting or standing for long durations of time

    -Use hands and fingers to grasp, pinch, pull, feel, handle and manipulate parts and tools

    -May be exposed to moving mechanical parts

    -Lifting up to 40 lb. unassisted

    -Exposure to fumes or airborne particles

    -Exposed to noise levels requiring PPE

    Definitions: Constant (5-8 hrs. /shift) Frequent (2-5 hrs. /shift) Occasional (Up to 2 hrs. /shift)