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Vermeer Corporation CNC Programmer - Chip in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do More®.

Job Summary

Work Shift

1 - First Shift

The CNC Programmer—Chip creates and maintains computer numerical control (CNC) programs used to direct CNC machine tools to accurately and safely manufacture parts. This role strives to support Engineering, Manufacturing, and Continuous Improvement to increase machine utilization, program new designs, and develop recommendations for tooling and equipment purchases. This position programs or applies to lathes, machining centers, and press brakes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Analyze blueprints, sketches, and/or data to develop computer programs using offline software to ensure 5S and safety, machine efficiency, and set-up ease within the machine and tooling capabilities.

  3. Revise existing CNC computer programs to accommodate ECN changes on blueprints and in the event of new tooling applications and/or process improvements.

  4. Instruct and train new and existing operators to address questions relating to programming and processes.

  5. Maintain a master file of CNC programs for machining centers, lathes, and press brakes.

  6. Monitor the uploading and downloading traffic between the server and any CNC equipment.

  7. Create and maintain documentation around the setup and operation of CNC equipment.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Machine Technology or related field with 1-2 years of previous experience of CNC machining and/or forming; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Knowledge of machine capabilities.

  • Ability to provide strong attention to detail when examining prints.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while supporting the department.

  • Ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free documents in a timely manner.

  • Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources.

  • Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers.

  • Ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness with customers and peers.


Up to 5% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation due to a disability at any stage of the employment application process should contact Team Member Solutions in human resources at (641) 621-8767 or at

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.