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CAD/CAM Programmer


Using MasterCam software, or equivalent, draws and creates original digital image specifications of GARR Tool products into STP files and 3D modeling. Works as a CNC Machine Operator in the demo room as needed.

Profile of Ideal Candidate

Has experience and knowledge of drafting techniques, tooling geometry and a familiarity with engineering terminology. Graduated high school and has an associate’s degree in computer aided drafting and math, and/or equivalent experience and training. 3 years’ experience in the field using MasterCam, or equivalent, has experience with 3D printing and/or 3D modeling. At least 1 year experience operating a CNC Mill, preferably a Haas VF series.

GARR Standards

Garr Tool Company employees are conscientious, committed, and work as a team to provide the highest level of quality and service to our customers.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Uses computer assisted design/drafting CAD equipment and software to develop designs
  2. Creates and revises production drawings
  3. Utilizes 3D modeling and 3D printing to create designs
  4. Draws finished designs from sketches
  5. Sets up and maintains an organized file system of 3D model drawings for customer use
  6. Tests design on Haas VF machine, and/or 3D printer, examines accuracy of product
  7. Communicates with production and management regularly regarding new and revised images

Other Responsibilities

  1. Works as Machine Operator when CAD design assignments are complete or as needed
  2. Assists with production/operational projects as needed


  1. Highly skilled in CAD design and drafting
  2. Machining Cloud network application
  3. CNC machine operation and tool manufacturing
  4. Communication, verbal
  5. Problem Solving/Analysis
  6. Collaboration Skills
  7. Mechanical aptitude, “wrenching” experience and knowledge
  8. Math Skills: fraction, decimal, and whole number addition, subtraction, percentage, and ratio computation

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the key responsibilities of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the key responsibilities of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to operate machinery and measure/assess tools; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week.


There may be limited and occasional travel to distributor sites as needed.

Required Education and Experience

Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and one to three years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (ex. 5 years’ CAD drafting/design work experience without a 2-year degree)

Garr Tool Company Application Form

Email applications and or resume/cover letter to:
or send by standard mail to:
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 489
Alma, MI 48801.

Garr Tool Company | 7800 North Alger Road | Alma, Michigan 48801

UK | 4 Genoa Way | High Wycombe | HP11 1NY

Toll Free: 800.248.9003 | Phone: 989.463.6171 | UK: +44 (0)1494 418160 | Fax: 989.463.3609

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