R&D Programmer/Set-Up Machinist

Mike Burkhart / March 20, 2024
R&D Programmer/Set-Up Machinist

R&D Programmer/Set-Up Machinist



PHB Inc. Machining Division has a current need for a R&D Programmer/Set-Up Machinist. This is a first shift, full-time position with advancement opportunities within the company.


  • Read and interpret technical blueprints and design models
  • Perform complex set-ups including creating CNC Programs, take a part from print to first piece
  • Input the product design into the computer modeling software
  • Decipher CMM Printouts and apply correct adjustments to keep part in spec
  • Build basic fixtures for production
  • Choose and load the correct cutting tools for the job
  • Adjust machine settings to desired specifications
  • Setup work area for efficient material flow
  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, quality control or others to resolve machining problems and optimize programs and tooling
  • Complete gage room documentation for first piece approval
  • Possess a complete knowledge of machine tool and control functions
  • troubleshoot problems in manufacturing
  • Train employees to operate CNC equipment and set-up basics
  • Complete or update setup instructions and/or work instructions, tooling sheets, etc.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Previous work experience as a CNC Programmer in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience with Mastercam software
  • Experience with Mazak and Okuma
  • Ability to read and interpret design blueprints
  • Extensive experience with computer modeling software
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and stick to a deadline
  • Ability to work after-hours when required

PHB, Inc. located in Fairview Pennsylvania, recognized globally as a fully integrated supplier of quality parts and assemblies. PHB, Inc. is a highly automated and technologically advanced manufacturer with capabilities consisting of zinc die casting, aluminum die casting, machining, plastic and rubber molding, tool & die, injection molding, and product assembly. We service many consumer and OEM industries.


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