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Machinist - CNC Programmer

LaFayette, GA, United States  |  Manufacturing (Group)  |  ID: REQ-14550


The GEA Way

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.”  As the fastest-growing appliance company in the U.S., we’re powered by creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way.  We believe in the power of our people and in giving them the freedom to explore, discover and build good things, together.  

The GEA Way philosophy, backed by three simple commitments defines the way we work, invent, create, do business, and serve our communities: we come togetherwe always look for a better way, and we create possibilities

Interested in joining us on our journey? 

The CNC Machinist will support Engineering Pre-Production builds of new product designs, making prototype parts and assemblies as required. This role supports Engineering projects with the design, laying out and metal fabrication of parts using machine shop equipment in a climate-controlled facility located in LaFayette, GA.

This individual will generate CNC part programs using 3D models and engineering drawings. Should be able to operate the following: 3 & 5 axis CNC machining centers, CNC press brake, 3 axis laser systems, lathe, standard milling machine, surface grinder, plus standard machine shop equipment. Working environment requires high accuracy with very close tolerances. Requires working knowledge of geometric tolerances and will inspect completed work with a variety of measuring equipment such as height gages, micrometers, dial indicators and CNC coordinate machine.


Machinist - CNC Programmer


USA, LaFayette, GA

How You'll Create Possibilities

  • Perform operations necessary to machine, form, fabricate or otherwise complete prototype parts or assemblies for engineering models using engineering drawings.
  • Work proactively with Engineering & Manufacturing teams to execute build plans per schedule
  • Give feedback to engineers on part design, layout, manufacturability, and functionality
  • Fabricate jigs, fixtures and dies to produce parts
  • Uses precision measuring devices such as height gauges, micrometers, calipers and dial indicators to verify conformance of parts to specifications.
  • Rework/modify existing parts from marked-up drawings
  • Operate in a global team environment
  • Take ownership and initiative to complete assignments with minimal supervision
  • Maintain neat, safe, and orderly work area
  • Maintain in-house shop equipment
  • Participate in all team activities

What You'll Bring to Our Team


  • Minimum 1-4+ years of experience using machine tools and/or metalworking experience in model shop/job shop. 
  • Must have working knowledge of CAD/CAM software including, but not limited to, Windchill/CREO, MasterCAM, RhinoCAM, BobCAD Etc.


  • Must be able to perform metalworking functions using CNC power brake, 3 axis Laser systems, 3 and 5 axis machining centers, conventional milling machines, resistance/spot welders, MIG & TIG welders, plasma cutters, grinders, presses, lathes, press brakes, saws, drill presses, and other machine shop equipment
  • Ability to program and run a laser system is desired, ability to use and understand Pro-Engineering, SolidWorks, Rhino-CAM, MasterCam, BobCAD, CAD and CNC machine code desired
  • Windows based computer experience (Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook) desired


  • Ability to read and use blueprints, sketches and drawings required.
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAM software including, but not limited to, Windchill/CREO, MasterCAM, RhinoCAM, BobCAD Etc.
  • Working environment requires high accuracy with very close tolerances.
  • Must be able to perform basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry for machinists. 
  • The employee is required to stand, walk, push, pull, reach overhead, and bend to the floor. 
  • Exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Near visual acuity and accommodation are required for reading machine dial gauges, blueprints, and precision measuring instruments used in the inspection of parts. 
  • Excellent leadership skills with a strong sense of ownership and urgency to resolve issues
  • Strong Communication Skills (written & verbal)
  • Ability to plan and execute tasks on time


High school diploma or GED required

A diploma in Machine Tool Technology or CNC Technology preferred, however consideration shall be given to candidates with trade school, vocational education, apprenticeship, or equivalent work experience (four years preferred)

Note:  Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.


The employee is subject to high noise levels from operating machines, physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts, breathing fumes, dust and mist and skin exposure to oils and cutting fluid. Must work overtime, flexible hours and any shift as needed. 

Our Culture

At GE Appliances, creativity meets passion and conversations lead to exceptional outcomes and experiences.  We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that everyone brings to GE Appliances. We believe a diverse workplace, where everyone is included and people can be their true and authentic selves, fosters creativity and innovation. We know our differences are our greatest strength. The very best innovations across every function of a company come from diverse teams. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone is valued allows employees to perform at their best, every day. Diversity at GE Appliances helps us achieve zero distance to our owners, innovate smartly and connect to the communities and customers we serve. We encourage and support the ideas, aspirations, and the wellbeing of everyone - our employees and our communities

GE Appliances is a trust-based organization. It is important we offer our employees the flexibility they need to do their best work while balancing the needs of the business and individuals. When you join GEA, you will have the opportunity to work with your leader to create a flexible work arrangement that balances the needs of the individual, team, and organization.

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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