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Manufacturing & Supply Chain

CNC Programmer

Location Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000119001

Career Area:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job Description:

About Caterpillar
With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Since 1925, we’ve been driving sustainable progress and helping customers build a better world through innovative products and services. Throughout the product life cycle, we offer services built on cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise.

About SPM Oil and Gas

SPM Oil and Gas provides superior products and service solutions to Oil & Gas customers in upstream, production, transportation, refining and related industries.  The team works hard to create lifelong customer relationships, supplying comprehensive product & service solutions for the Oil & Gas industry and setting the standard for excellence in the segment.

What will Caterpillar do for you?

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.

The Role

SPM Oil & Gas currently has an opening for a CNC Programmer located in Fort Worth, Texas .  As a CNC Programmer at SPM Oil & Gas, you will work closely with peers from Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, & Design Engineering teams to develop and implement best-practices in the machining production shops.  The role requires innovative, assertive, and motivated individuals to collaborate with peers and leadership to drive a continuous improvement environment, focusing on safety, quality, delivery, and cost metrics.  This position is expected to challenge the status quo and promote positive change throughout their assigned post.  Supporting and contributing to the achievement of both short- and long-term strategies is critical to the success of this role.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Determines Part Production Plans for OEM items based on design features and geometry.  Defines order-of-operations and machining sequences to ensure both part quality and throughput are maintained

  • Utilizes CAD/CAM software to create and maintain Program source files for Lathe, Mill and Multi-tasking machine types

  • Defines and designs material work-holding requirements for work pieces

  • Coordinate with Design Engineering and NPI teams on manufacturability and cost estimates for newly developed SKUs

  • Focuses on standardization and continuous improvement of metal machining applications to include, but not limited to: Tool life management, tooling costs, chip control, changeover reduction, and cycle time improvements

  • Coach machinists regarding best-practices and changes in process definitions

  • Maintains ERP system database with latest control plan instructions, work center routing steps, and cycle time requirements


Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years in CNC machinist role and 2+ years CNC programming experience

  • 3D modelling and CAM software experience

  • Internal candidates must be currently employed by an SPM Oil & Gas legal entity.

Top Candidates will also have

  • SolidWorks and Esprit software experience is ideal, but not required

  • Reasonable knowledge of CNC Control panels including Fanuc, Okuma OSP, Mazatrol, Mitsubishi, & Siemens

  • Previous ERP experience

    • Infor product is ideal, but not required

  • Knowledge of DNC process and procedures

  • Able to coach and effectively communicate with leadership, peers, and production personnel regarding Design for Manufacturing (DfM), Standard work, SMED concepts, tool wear analysis

  • Knowledge of statistical control measures, root cause analysis, and corrective action planning

  • Will apply LEAN concepts to drive positive change in process and culture

  • Effective understanding of GD&T applications related to product design and process control

Employee benefit details

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of an annual bonus and work-life balance.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.

As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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