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Universal Forest Products, Inc.

CNC/Robotics Specialist & Trainer

Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Spring Lake, MI

CNC/Robotics Specialist & Trainer





Minimum high school education. 2-year technology degree preferred.

Minimum 2 years experience working with a CNC equipment with a focus on FANUC controlled driven CNC Machine

Working knowledge of robotics programming.

Working knowledge of CAD/CAM engineering software (AutoCad or SolidWorks)

Basic knowledge of Cartesian coordinate graphic systems is required

Understanding and interpretation of the various Machine Codes for FANUC controlled based CNC Machines

Fundamental working knowledge of AutoCAD software is required

Working knowledge of excel, word, outlook and other business software.

Basic knowledge on lumber math, lumber grades and materials, and species.

Skills and abilities

Ability to work in a safe manner

Ability to recognize quality of material

Demonstrates ability to perform LOTO

Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

Demonstrate ability to use and operate hand tools

Ability to pay attention to surroundings

Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

Ability to use basic mathematical computations

Ability to troubleshoot the machine or equipment in use

Ability to unserstand efficiencies and productivity measures

Demonstrate eye-hand coordination

Ability to work under immediate supervision

Demonstrates ability to handle responsibility and be accountable for actions/decisions

Ability to visualize 3-D finished work pieces from 2-D drawings

Ability to read a tape measure, read blue prints or plans, and to utilize calipers and measuring gauges in both metric and standard systems

Ability to organize the work of others, determine priorities, meet deadlines

Ability to identify problems and find viable solutions

Ability to understand and use basic math and numbers, and to use a computerl, calculator, and telephone.

Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking

Ability to communicate with management regarding people, products and equipment

Ability to multitask and pay attention to detail

Ability to be mobile in the work environment

Ability to pass a drug test

Ability to work hours mandated by management


Safety conscious

Open to change and positive attitude

Committed to plant and company goals

Participates in Safety and CI programs

Works well with little supervision

Highly motivated and enthusiastic

Team player and goal oriented

Looks for ways to improve productivity and machine center results

Must be able to work flexible hours

Plan, organize and promote CNC training programs. This includes machine maintenance, applications programming, and operator training.

Provide programming support and operator training for robotic applications at UFP facilities.

Utilizing CAD tools, plan and design robotic jig fixtures to support UFP mfg. operations.

Reads and analyzes job orders, prints, drawings and customer specifications.

Programs the CNC Machine Router for prototype and infill production orders.

Prepares spoil boards for use and manages operations when they are to be changed and replaced

Determines how work pieces are to be clamped or help during machine processing cycles such as

Spoil board and flow through vacuum hold down method

Dedicated fixture

Risers and or pod

Determines the proper type of tool cutting bit to be used in the routing/boring/pocketing cycle

Utilizes tools & touch probes, calibration programs, and height gages to set machine tools for tool changes and cutting processes

Checks processed lumber to ensure operation is producing to required job specifications.

Trains other employees working on the machine, as needed

Performs minor preventive maintenance and repairs as specified.

Responsible for the productivity of the machine center.

Cuts, shapes, and does boring, counter boring, counter sinking operations in lumber and other nonferrous materials to job specifications.

Touches off tools and enters registration in the CNC control to machine the programs to meet customer specifications, in a safe condition and prevents property damage.

Changes tools and properly collects tooling for safety to protect employee and company assets.

Utilizes tools touch probes, calibrations programs, and height gages to set machine tools for tool changes and cutting processes.

Secures and maintains material and supplies required on the operation according to production sheets.

Identifies, researches, and resolves various problems and opportunities.

Performs duties consistent with all UFP policies, procedures, and applicable law.

Communicates to employees and other management members as required.

Participates in continuous improvement and safety initiatives.

Eunsures work area is safe, clean and organized, and that equipment is safe to operate.

Completes pre-shift/startup equipment inspection checklist and reports any problems or concerns.

Maintains a clean and orderly work environment.

Maintains production records as required

Performs duties consistent with established safety and quality procedures, rules, and standards.

Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings.

Prepares reports and maintains records as required.

Performs other duties as required.

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Universal Forest Products, Inc.


CNC/Robotics Specialist & Trainer Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Spring Lake, MI, United States


Location: Spring Lake, MI

Company Profile:
Since 1955, there’s one thing that Universal Forest Products has consistently done: grow. We’ve grown our brand portfolio. We’ve grown our product lines. But, most importantly, we’ve grown our reputation—based on our commitment to grow brands by delivering the absolute best products and service possible. Not only because it’s what you expect, but also because it’s what we demand.