Calspan Corporation

CNC Programmer

Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
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Calspan Systems in Newport News, VA is an industry leader in the engineering and manufacture of complex aerospace hardware and prototype systems for ground test and flight applications. We have been employed in the development of nearly every domestic fixed-wing aircraft, missile, and helicopter system.  We are an engineering products based company with excellent prototype and low-rate production machining capability. We are seeking a CNC Programmer with strong working knowledge of comprehensive 3D CAD systems, including 3D modeling of analysis of geometry to join our team. 


  • Responsible for programming of mechanical part consistent with the quality requirements established by drawings and fabrication/inspection plans
  • Complete assigned tasks within schedule and budget
  • Select cutting tools, machine speeds, and feed rates; write instruction sheets and cutter lists to guide setup and operation of machine
  • Analyze and evaluate computer test-runs and prove-outs to determine if specifications are met; determine procedural and programming logic to improve proficiency and accuracy of CNC program
  • Review bids for programming hours when necessary


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s/Master's Degree in related discipline;
  • Related industry experience or:
  • A combination of education and experience 

Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • Strong working knowledge of comprehensive 3D CAD systems such as Mastercam, including 3D modeling and analysis of geometry
  • Solid knowledge of manufacturing operations
  • Strong knowledge of a variety of CNC machines and controllers
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication

Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


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