CNC Programmer/Machinist


As a Chris Reeve Knives CNC Programmer/Machinist, you will have a diverse and enriching experience from the get-go. Your job will entail producing precision machined parts, while working with design, product development, and production side of a veteran knife manufacturing company. You will work hands-on in product development, blade, handle, and hardware production, and work with cross functional teams in communications, marketing, sales, design, and production. The job is a full-time position, based in Boise, and designed for those who are interested in a truly comprehensive business experience.



Professional level: expert



Software expertise or competency: Mastercam, Solidworks, Esprit



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Generating programs for mills and lathes utilizing Mastercam software for CNC mills and Esprit software for lathes
  • Selecting tool paths, cutters, speeds and feeds for optimum machining performance
  • Performing tasks using engineered drawings and Solidworks solid models
  • Knowledge and understanding of GD&T
  • Developing and maintaining program and tool libraries
  • Setting-up and operating CNC machining centers for prototypes, fixture production, etc.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Properly measuring and inspecting machined parts using micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, depth mic’s, etc.
  • Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness to work overtime as workload demands



CNC Programmer and Machinist skills and qualifications:

Mastercam expertise, Solidworks competency, Esprit competency, conceptual skills, verbal communication, functional and technical skills, controls and instrumentation, tooling, coordination, attention to detail, good judgment.



Job Type: Full-time


Salary: $26-$29/hour DOE



Required education: Associate



Required experience:

CNC Programming: 5 years

CNC: 5 years


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2949 S. Victory View Way, Boise, Idaho 83709

Tel: 208-375-0367

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