CNC Programmer - Aerospace

  • 6500 Harbour Heights Pkwy, Mukilteo, WA 98275, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

As a leader in the Aerospace, Defense and Commercial markets, Systima Technologies advances state of the art technologies through innovation and engineering, research and analysis, development, prototyping, fabrication and production. Our mission is to provide high value, responsive engineering and innovative products that enable the defense of our democracy and the exploration of land, sea, and space. Our teams take pride in delivering rapid, end-to-end engineering support and solutions, from concept to delivery.

Job Description


The Machine Shop Programmer programs and operates machines to cut parts to customer specifications, performs quality control, and troubleshoots programming issues. As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of machinists, the Programmer is responsible for development and modification of NC programs for mill and lathe. Programmers share in the team’s impact on all aspects of producing accurate programs, set-up sheets and tool lists, enabling first article success on tight tolerance high value parts. This position will directly affect the quality and efficiency of production and requires dedicated commitment and attention to detail. Reports to the Vice President – Manufacturing and Production.


  • Uses MasterCAM programming software take design data and produce machined parts
  • Designs custom tools and fixtures as needed
  • Works with Machine Shop Manager and Engineering teams on machine time estimates and job specific tooling costs
  • Maintains configuration control on files and job records
  • Works closely with team of machine operators, welders and engineers
  • Performs First Article Inspections and quality control
  • Ensures that machined parts meet customer specifications, drawings and STP files
  • Provides mentorship to junior team members
  • Helps to maintain equipment, shop cleanliness, and tooling inventory
  • Develops set up sheets, tool drawings and other work instructions to be presented

This position is scheduled Monday-Friday day shift.



  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Required Education: High School Diploma
  • 3+ years of MasterCAM experience preferred, 5+ years of manual machining experience
  • Experience with CAD platforms in tooling design (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively operate shop related tools and equipment, fluent in the use of precision hand tools
  • Able to read blueprints, schematics, engineering drawings and technical diagrams, and easily hold +/-.003” tolerance
  • Experience in Stainless, Aluminum, Titanium and other exotic metals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Physical requirements of this position include occasional heavy lifting, regular use of stairs, and occasional use of machinery such as fork lifts and pallet jacks

Additional Information


Systima Technologies is a dynamic and growing company. We work on innovative, fast-paced projects from concept to production. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including Flexible Time Off, 401(k), paid holidays, medical/dental/vision coverage plans, education reimbursement, semi-annual bonuses and more. 


Systima recently purchased an outstanding property in Mukilteo, WA to accommodate our current staff and anticipated future growth. Systima is currently located in Kirkland, WA and we will relocate our entire business operation and staff to the Harbour Pointe Tech Center in a phased process over the coming months (early-mid 2021).

Systima is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Systima are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  Systima does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.