CAD/CAM Programmer Job Profile


As a CAD/CAM Programmer, you’ll be responsible for creating machine programs with the use of CAD and CAM software within a fabrication or engineering firm. The main duties of a CAD/CAM Programmer include:

  • Creating 2D CNC CAD programs
  • Updating and maintaining material and consumable stock lists
  • Preparing quotations
  • Liaising with customers both over the phone and in person
  • Ordering materials
  • General admin tasks when required

Typical Salary

Depending on the organisation, the seniority of the position and your level of experience, a CAD/CAM Programmer may expect to earn between £20,000 to £38,000 per annum.

Required Skills & Experience

To become a CAD/CAM Programmer you will be required to be fully competent in using CAD/CAM software, with previous work experience of using the software in a similar role.

For more senior positions, an employer may require you to have at least 4 years’ previous experience.

Other skills and experience that an employer may require of a CAD/CAM Programmer include:

  • Experience working in a similar organisation, for example within 2D CNC cutting or sheet metal fabrication
  • Ability to understand technical drawings and draw or develop flat pattern components
  • Previous experience with specific software packages such as TruTops or Flow
  • Excellent organisational, numeracy and computer literacy skills
  • The ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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