CNC Programmer/Engineer in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for a CNC Programmer who will grow at our Vancouver, WA facility.

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for machine setup and maintenance and production output quality control.  This is a safety sensitive position where the employee holding this position has the responsibility for his/her own safety and other people's safety

In this role you will:

  • Conduct CNC maintenance and upkeep
  • Manage CNC cutting tools and supply requirements
  • Design input of program and fixture for new and existing projects
  • Continue to produce CNC Fixtures and Programs for existing parts
  • Conduct CNC fixture design and build
  • Assist in all secondary design and build of trim fixtures
  • CAD drawings for design and sales presentation
  • Assist in developing a cost study program to capture costs and minimize for best profit
  • Train employees to be efficient and competent operators
  • Help with quality assurance of final product
  • Assist with future processes we will encounter, heat bending/glue fixtures and processes, final assembly’s and prototyping
  • Will assist our company with the ability to make better secondary/more accurate trim fixtures using the CNC

The perfect person will have:

  • 2 years progressively responsible experience in machine operations, set up, maintenance, calibration and repair, or a related field.
  • Associates degree or completion of trade/vocational school program, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Drafting, preferred.
  • Knowledge of CNC machine operations
  • Knowledge of safety protocol
  • Knowledge of quality control criteria
  • Knowledge of tools and tool making
  • Skill in machine maintenance, calibration, and repair
  • Skill in machine operation
  • Skill in pattern making
  • Skill in CAD 3D drafting
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to proactively diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Ability to prepare and present machine operation training

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk for long periods of time, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; and reach and lift repetitively with hands and arms.  The employee is sometimes required to walk and lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Specific auditory and verbal abilities required by this job include the ability to effectively communicate. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch, bend, stoop, or crawl around equipment. Additionally, the employee may occasionally be required to climb stairs, ladders, step stools, and onto equipment.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • This position is primarily located in a plant
  • The noise level is typically noisy
  • The work environment is typically an indoors and plant setting subject to moderate shifts in temperature and humidity

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network  

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.  

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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