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CNC Programmer / Mastercam Machinist

Ted Pella, Inc. is seeking candidates for a full-time CNC Programmer / Machinist who has Mastercam Programming skills. This person will produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating computer numerical control (CNC) and manual machines, maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, and maintaining equipment and supplies. We are located in beautiful Redding, CA, final applicants will reside or be willing to relocate to Redding, CA.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

·       Write CNC programs in Mastercam to produce accurate and high-quality parts.

·       Create, load, edit and store CNC programs.

·       Perform basic and complex set ups of machines by entering instructions, including zero and reference points, setting tool registers, offsets, compensation and conditional switches.

·       Produce machined components and products on both CNC and manual machine shop equipment, lathes and mills.

·       Reduce production failures and improve yields.

·       Maintain time standards, production schedule and quality.

·       Perform milling, turning, drilling, tapping, sawing and sanding tasks.

·       Perform routine cleaning and maintenance.

·       Assemble, repair, and fabricate metal parts.

·       Perform final operations including de-burring, cleaning and inspecting parts.

·       Other duties as needed.

Job Requirements:

·       Minimum of 5 years of experience in a machine tool occupation, including CNC machines, mills, lathes, saws, and various machine shop tools.

·       Must be proficient in Mastercam to program parts.

·       Experience in writing CNC and lathe programs to machine parts.

·       Understand and be able to read G codes, M codes and make basic edits.

·       Ability to read blue prints and use precise measuring tools.

·       Ability to interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

·       Understand and apply basic machining principles and make adjustments as necessary.

·       Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, be able to get along with others easily.

·       Must have strong reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and math skills.

·       Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, ability to learn new things quickly.

·       Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as on a team. Must have positive attitude at all times. Must have good problem solving skills and good judgment.

·       Must have good organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, and ability to prioritize.

·       Must have strong attention to detail, and high level of accuracy in work product.

·       Must have strong attendance record and work ethic.

·       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, sit, reach, stoop, crouch, climb, balance, feel, and communicate. This position will be regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise. Must be able to frequently lift, pull, push objects that weight up to 50 pounds.


Monday through Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm, hours are subject to change.

Pay and Benefits

Hourly pay rate will be commensurate with experience. This position includes a generous medical, dental and life insurance plan, a 401(k) plan with Company match, paid vacation, sick, and holidays.

Proven history of good work ethic on resume

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: High School
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Reference Check
  • About Ted Pella, Inc.

    About the Company:

    Ted Pella, Inc. has been serving the global microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies for over 54 years. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both directly and through a large distributor network.  We are a family-owned and operated Company with a professional and friendly atmosphere.  Visit our web site at


    About the Location:

    We are situated in beautiful Redding, CA, an area well-known for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and snow sports. We are surrounded by National Parks, the second-largest reservoir in CA, and plenty of mountains, lakes and streams. Our area offers a nice balance of small city life with plenty of shopping, restaurants and culture, nestled within an incredible rural recreational setting.


    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Final candidates must successfully pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check. To apply please send a cover letter, a complete resume and your salary requirements via email to

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes