Moorpark, CA

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD) is a leader in energetic system solutions offered to aerospace and defense customers for a wide array of applications.  EBAD products & capabilities set the U.S. standard and are highly sought after in the international community. 

There is an open position for a CNC Programmer with Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company in Moorpark. 

General Summary:

The CNC Programmer is responsible for designing fixtures and programming precision-machined parts. Our Swiss machine is a Citizen L20. Our Lathes are DMG Mori NLX2500 dual spindle with live tooling. Our 5 axis Mills are DMG Mori DMU50 and our 3-1/2 axis mills are HAAS. Parts are smaller in size, 12” max. Most runs are short, 10 to 200 pieces.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete fixture design using SolidWorks software.

  • Complete part programs using Esprit software.

  • Identifying tools needed with complete tool list and setup sheet.

  • Working at the machine with machinists to run first piece and debug issues.

  • Using proper methodology and cutting tools to produce quality parts that adhere to production and quality standards.

  • Using proper feed, speed, and other cutting parameters based on work piece matls such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium and Torlon.

  • Revising programs as needed based on engineering or production required changes.

  • Other similar or related duties as required.


  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and blueprints

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with SolidWorks

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in CNC programming and operation

  • 5 axis programming experience a plus

  • Dual spindle lathe programming experience a plus

  • Swiss programming

  • ESPRIT software experience

  • General knowledge of GD&T, blueprint reading and inspection tools

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Be able to communicate technical instructions

  • Minimum High school education or equivalent.

  • Must be able to meet all ITAR and BATFE background requirements

Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/ Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.