Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Company Name
Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg

Magellan Aerospace has an exciting career opportunity for a full-time permanent NC Programmer (Numeric Control Programmer) at our manufacturing hub in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defence and space agencies worldwide. At Magellan we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value.

Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual and invest in our employees by providing excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace has an exciting career opportunity for a full-time permanent NC Programmer (Numeric Control Programmer) at our manufacturing hub in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The NC Programmer will primarily be responsible for creating and maintaining NC programs using CAD/CAM systems for waterjet, cloth cutting, CMM, turning, 3 and 5 axis milling, and 5 axis laser machines. The position will also be responsible for preparing associated documentation for program/tool proving, this includes cutting tool drawings, part setup sheets, and program directions. This position will play an important role in the initiation, development, and execution of new and existing programs as well as continuous improvement efforts related to machining operations and processes. When assigned, this position will be responsible for designing jigs, fixtures, and dies to facilitate production processes that meet the requirements of customer drawings, models, and customer specifications in accordance with company and departmental work instructions, ensuring that the design intent and component quality is achieved.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain part programs for all types of numerical control applications, taking into consideration such factors as machining parameters, cutter selections, and control limitations, while ensuring that the design intent and component quality are achieved.
  • Thorough knowledge of machine shop practices.
  • Provide support and guidance to production as required.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Modify drawings of existing tooling, tooling assemblies, and tooling from manufactured and purchased parts.
  • Participate in the research and development of new tools, or the modification of existing tooling to improve the manufacturing process.
  • Aid in evaluation of calibration maintenance of NC machines.

Position Requirements

  • Strong background in machining (turning and milling) and cutting tool technology.
  • Demonstrated ability using CAD/CAM systems related to design and NC machining.
  • Background in designing jigs, fixtures, and dies will be considered an asset.
  • Experience utilizing Siemens NX, Catia, Vericut and ICAM Postprocessor Software considered an asset.
  • Ability to use NC manufacturing equipment (mill, lathe, etc.) will be considered an asset.
  • Completion of a Mechanical Engineering Technologist or Manufacturing Technician diploma with computer numerical control programming or relevant practical experience.
  • Related work experience in a manufacturing environment will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of quality control inspection tools.
  • Understanding the hierarchy and application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) will be considered an asset.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and 6S will be considered an asset.
  • Machinist or Tool and Die Maker Red Seal will be considered an asset.

Why Magellan?

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive (FLEX) benefits package (fully Company paid)
  • Generous Company pension plan
  • Positive work-life balance
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Commitment to professional growth
  • Company social events including Company BBQ, children's events, service awards day, winter holiday party and many other events put together by our social committee!
  • Employee Social & Welfare Association
  • Employee discounts on tickets to certain sporting events and other entertainment/events
  • On-site gym
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Full cafeteria with healthy daily specials

COVID-19 Protocol

Magellan Aerospace is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees. Magellan supports public health COVID-19 guidelines and encourages employees to get vaccinated. Although mandates are not a requirement at Magellan, this may be subject to change and offers of employment may be contingent on vaccination status with respect to changes in legislation.


Magellan Aerospace respects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information provided by candidates and shall not disclose to any external parties unless legislated.

Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity. This document is intended to provide the reader with information and is not a contractual document. Some of the material therefore may be subject to change.

Magellan Aerospace is committed to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities for all. We welcome all applications without regard to social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or religious belief.

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