CNC Programmer (Remote - OH, MI, TX, FL)

Full Remote

Full Time

21 minutes ago

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 Remote CNC Programmer to support manufacturing for development and production parts for a satellite launch vehicle. We seek team members who have an ability to think critically when programming and planning machining operations to improve hardware designs and manufacturing processes. This role will require specific skill sets with multi-axis Lathe and Mill programming. Programming will be completed using Mastercam and NC files to be verified by Vericut. Parts to be machined on Haas Machining Centers by onsite machinists and operators. Must have the ability and eagerness to set up robust programs with complete set-up sheets and tooling lists. In addition to owning planning and programming of jobs, there will be an expectation to support troubleshooting as required via teams meetings. This role will primarily focus on multi-axis lathe and mill work supporting both production and development hardware for various components specifically Turbo Machinery hardware and complex aluminum structures. In this remote role – you will be expected to take projects to completion with a high level of autonomy.

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 troubleshooting of CNC machining
  • Provide exceptional support to onsite Machinists utilizing 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
  • Support troubleshooting of cutting parameter adjustments on machine control for tooling, fixturing, and hardware as needed
  • Create in-process and first article inspection plans in conjunction with quality and engineering
  • Support planning as needed with post-machining operations including but not limited to deburr, cleaning, and part marking
  • 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 develop CNC programs for custom tooling and fixturing
  • Support with issue ticket rework operations in accordance with issue ticket protocols


  • 10+ years of CNC Lathe and Mill programming experience
  • 5+ years of CNC machining experience
  • GD&T knowledge & experience
  • High School diploma or GED 


  • Expert working knowledge of Mastercam with multi-axis lathe and mill.
  • Expert in superalloy machining
  • Strong with inspection tools and inspection processes
  • 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
This is the lowest to highest compensation range we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the compensation range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs. 
In addition to salary and equity, we offer:

- Low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Company paid life insurance LTD coverage
- 4% 401k match
- Student loan repayment assistance program 
- Paid parental leave
- Family planning assistance program
- Company paid financial wellness program
- Flexible vacation policy for exempt employees
- Relocation bonus offered to qualified candidates
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, U.S. permanent residents, individuals granted U.S. asylum status, or individuals admitted in U.S. refugee status) is a required qualification for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.

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