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CNC Programmer - ABL Space Systems

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Job Title
CNC Programmer
Job Location
El Segundo, California
Job Description
ABL Space Systems is driven by the vision that in ten years, missions to space will launch every day from around the world. We’ve set out to assure global access to space through the development of a low-cost launch vehicle and a modular ground system, RS1 and GS0.
Behind our business model is an exceptional team. Engineers, technicians and operators at ABL thrive on creating simple yet effective systems to tackle the challenge that space launch presents.
Launch is just the beginning. Join ABL in paving the way for the next-generation space platform.

We are looking for an experienced CNC Programmer and machinist to manufacture development and production parts for a satellite launch vehicle. We seek team members who have an ability to think critically when programming and machining to improve hardware designs and manufacturing processes. This role will require specific skill sets with multi-axis Lathe & Mill programming and machining. Programming will be completed using Mastercam and NC files to be verified by Vericut. Parts to be machined on Haas Machining Centers. Must have the ability and eagerness to both program and machine components.

We machine parts from both billet material and additively manufactured parts:

· Aluminum
· Steel
· Stainless Steel
· Inconel

Types of Machines:

· Haas DS30Y Lathe
· Haas ST20 Lathe
- Haas UMC 750 & UMC 1000
· Haas VM3
· Haas Router
  • Use of Mastercam to create new computer numerical control (CNC) programs and review/edit existing CNC programs for production and development hardware
  • Vericut Numerical Control (NC) files and maintain revision control on CNC programs
  • Create set-up sheets with tool lists for machining operations
  • Support with CNC machining and CNC machinist job requirements a minimum of 50% of time (percentage breakdown of job duties subject to change based on production plan, build rate, and development load)
  • Set-up and operate multi-axis Computer Numerical control (CNC) equipment to produce conforming hardware meeting productivity, production, and development goals
  • Review models, drawings, and cam files to provide input on designs for manufacturability
  • Perform cutting parameter adjustments on machine control for tooling, fixturing, and hardware as needed
  • Perform in-process and first article inspections
  • Own machine care and preventative maintenance
  • Support as needed with post-machining operations including but not limited to deburr, cleaning, and part marking
  • Support with material loading and handling
  • Submit purchase orders for tooling per job requirements and add tools to vendor managed inventory (VMI) list for standard components
  • Work in concert with operations leadership and engineering to develop machining process order of operations
  • Design and machine custom tooling and fixturing
  • Support with issue ticket rework operations in accordance with issue ticket protocols
  • 3+ years of CNC programming and machining experience
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience with GD&T
  • Familiarity with inspection tools and inspection processes
  • Strong working knowledge of Mastercam for lathe and mill machines
  • Strong working knowledge of Haas CNC Machines and Haas Controls
  • Experience with Vericut verification software
  • Hands on experience with metal 3D printed components.
  • Experience in aerospace, medical or automotive manufacturing.
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with ISO9001 and AS9100D
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    ABL Space Systems Headquarters Location

    El Segundo, CA

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    ABL Space Systems Company Size

    Between 100 - 500 employees

    ABL Space Systems Founded Year


    ABL Space Systems Total Amount Raised


    ABL Space Systems Funding Rounds

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    • Undisclosed

      $40,000,000 USD

    • Series B

      $200,000,000 USD

    • Series B

      $170,000,000 USD

    • Series A

      $49,000,000 USD