Job Type: 

The CNC Programmer III is responsible for programming and producing production and prototype machined products using CNC equipment and utilizing precision measurement and gaging tools to meet customer requirements.

  • Accept responsibility for your safety and the safety of others by using safety awareness tools to eliminate unsafe acts and correct unsafe conditions.
  • Quote potential work for contract manufacturing (e.g., estimate setup and cycle times, tooling, fixturing, and material requirements, etc.)
  • Determining Tooling and Raw Material size requirements for machining processes based on finished product, fixturing, and workholding requirements.
  • Purchase tooling to meet product requirements and result in reliable/sustainable machining processes (e.g., mitigate tool breaks and wear)
  • Perform CNC programming and troubleshooting, and manufacture standard production and prototypes utilizing solid modeling and CAM software.
  • Manage CNC programs (e.g., saving current version, transferring it to machines, controlling updates/revisions to the master copy, etc.)
  • Manage tooling/fixturing inventory to assist with setup reduction efforts (e.g., 5S)
  • Sourcing new cutting tools, workholding, auxiliary equipment to reduce cycle time or increase production capabilities (e.g., manufacturing engineering efforts)
  • Accountable for the documentation of process sheet instructions, prints, tool lists, and inspection procedures to verify sequence and conformance to requirements.
  • Lead the culture of 5S by creating an orderly work area including machining equipment and tooling.
  • Resolve machining problems and capture opportunities to achieve the current production schedule.
  • Machine parts, fixtures, tooling with manual lathe, mill & grinding to support prototype and standard production.
  • Collaborate with Development Engineering to optimize new product design concepts for manufacturability.
  • Assist in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques to support a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Utilize precision measuring and gauging tools, performing required inspections before, during and after machining.
  • Monitor machining operation to detect malfunctions or out of tolerance machining and adjust machine controls as required.
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks before, during, and after operations on machine centers.
  • Visually inspect small tools and tooling kits to ensure correct tooling, sequence of use and tool offsets.
  • Support the implementation of SPC to ensure that machines and processes are operating predictably.
  • Understanding engineering drawings, especially orthopedic medical device implants and instruments.
  • Understand tolerance range by interpreting geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) design specifications to optimize machine fixturing and programming.
  • Vigilance in observation of and analysis of potentially hazardous conditions in the areas of production.
  • Documentation of “fail safe” attributes of products and processes.


*This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions.


  • Education: 2-year associate degree in CNC or equivalent technical discipline preferred.
  • Experience: 10+ years of CNC programming experience with Medical Device Implants and Instruments (or equivalent)
  • Proficiency in CNC Machine tool platforms ex: Tsugami Swiss Lathe with Fanuc Controller, 5-axis milling on various platforms (HAAS Minimill, VF-1, VF-2SS; Okuma M560-V; Fanuc Robodrill)
  • Thorough understanding of production and product development regulations.
  • Proficiency in CAD and CAM software, quality control processes, and MS Office applications.



Excellent benefits package including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, parental leave, 401K, vacation, and holidays.


Job Location: 
Gwinn, MI
Company Information: 

Able Medical Devices is a leader in contract manufacturing and development. Able partners with companies seeking first class, outsourced services from design & development to comprehensive finished goods manufacturing. The company’s extensive expertise includes working with surgeons and OEM’s in spine, trauma and cardiothoracic markets. Able specializes in developing full surgical systems as well as custom instrumentation. Please visit our website to learn more about the company. Able Medical Devices is a portfolio organization of the J.M. Longyear family of companies. Headquartered in Marquette, Michigan, J.M. Longyear is a privately held asset-based manager with 150 years of experience growing long-term value. Longyear’s interests span a vast spectrum of markets that include forestry and land management, mining & metals, hardwood products, manufacturing, real estate, and medical device products. Please visit for more information.

Expire Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.