Sinker EDM and Wire EDM Programmer/Operator

Department: Mold Shop
Reports To: Mold Shop Manager
Location: Kansas City, MO

Position Overview

This position will be responsible for programming, machine set-up and operation of Camilles Sinker EDM and Agie/Charmilles Wire EDM equipment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Basic programming and editing at the machine.
  • Design/Build of Wire EDM fixtures for efficient production.
  • Inspects work utilizing basic inspection equipment (calipers, micrometers, depth gage, etc.).
  • Sets up machines and oversees Machine Operators as required during machining runs.
  • Accurately adjusts machine settings to complete tasks according to specifications.
  • Uses various machine shop support equipment including Manual mill, Saws, Belt Sanders, and Grinders.
  • Maintains a clean work area and ensures strict adherence to the 5S Standards.
  • Complies with established safety directives.
  • Works under limited supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Fosters positive working relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to trouble-shoot and solve problems.
  • 3-5 years of hands on experience in a Sinker EDM and/or Wire EDM department.
  •  Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures involving EDM machines.
  • Must have their own basic hand tools required for meeting the duties and responsibilities of a machinist.
  • Esprit CADCAM experience a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints & drawings.
  • Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills.
  • Solid understanding of fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to comprehend geometric dimensioning and tolerances.
  • Must be able to communicate both written and verbally
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years relevant experience required
  • 1 year machinist experience referred

To Apply

Please submit all resumes with experience and qualifications to No phone calls or recruiters please.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.