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Plant Manager Cnc Programmer

Greenville, SC
June 22, 2022

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Josh Gregory

**** ***** **.

Goodlettsville, TN *7072

●Phone: 620-***-****


Work History:

Hatch Stamping - Portland, TN 2019 - 2021

CNC Shop Supervisor

Supervisor of CNC programming, CNC machining, & WEDM machining. Machine shop consisted of 9

CNC machining centers with 2 large CNC bridge mills, 5 WEDM machines, 5 CNC programmers, 3

WEDM machinists, & 9 CNC machinists. Coordinate & scheduled work load for new project kick-off

through CNC programming, CNC machine shop, & WEDM machines. Worked with tool & die supervisor

to coordinate & schedule new die build & rework dies including rework details through machine shop. Submit quotes to plant manager for prospective projects. Scheduled man hours & machine time hours to decide

employee weekly schedule including overtime. Worked with outside vendors to determine project

outsourcing & budget tooling costs. Interviewed potential employees & hired future employees for machine


Destaco - Mt. Juliet, TN 2017 - 2019

CNC Machinist

Setup & operated 2 CNC horizontal machining centers. Made edits to programs at machine control

panel to optimize run times & production quantities. Coordinate work load for work orders &

machines to determine which part & work order runs on which machine & at what time.

Orchid International - Mount Juliet, TN 2014 - 2017

CNC Machinist/Programmer

Perform set-ups for CNC vertical machining centers according to set-up sheets provided by

programmers. Set-up duties include cutting tool set-up, fixture set-up & fixture making as needed, program troubleshooting & editing as needed for optimum production, & machine troubleshooting when needed. Operated CNC machine through part completion according to detail drawing & to

fulfill production order.

Wright Industries - Nashville, TN 2011 - 2015

Manufacturing Engineer

Create process planning travelers for day-to-day manufacturing activities for a NQA-1

manufacturing facility using the appropriate procurement documents within the customer project

specifications and/or the supplier quality system for D.O.E, D.O.D, & medical industries. Work

closely with project management, project coordinators, manufacturing managers, quality engineers, & the customer's on-site project managers for project specific needs. Coordinate work load for

manufacturing shop including the machine, fabrication, and assembly shops. Estimate supplier cost effectiveness per detail or project for budgetary concerns.

A.O. Smith - Ashland City, TN 2007 - 2010

CNC Machinist/Programmer Programmed, set-up, and operate CNC mills for details on new optimized assembly lines in the

water heater industry. Coordinate work load and determine which details should be manufactured on certain machines according to the machines capabilities to meet deadlines for production.

Worked closely with the fabrication management to discuss weldment assemblies for quick and

easy production and worked with the tool & die managers on new tooling launches, service tooling, and reverse engineering on tooling updates. Purchased all tooling and materials from vendors for

the machine and fabrication shop. Reviewed and made corrections to drawings before release to

manufacturing. Performed die maintenance on progressive and transfer dies.

MetalQuest - Portland, TN 2004 - 2007

CNC Programmer/Machinist

Wrote programs for 3D details using SurfCam software. Programmed, set-up, and operate CNC mils for the purpose of preparing die sets for assembly, including guide bushings and pins. Coordinate work load and purchased tooling for the shop floor. Designed fixtures for specific applications.

Helped Journeyman toolmakers with trail development of blank layouts. Assembled dies for

entering and checking clearance of new details. Preformed die maintenance including sharpening

and shimming. Reverse engineered details for die maintenance and engineering changes using CMM with PC-DMIS software. Also preformed die change-out for part run-out in presses.

Neely Precision - Goodlettsville, TN 2002 – 2004

CNC Programmer/Machinist

Programmed CNC machines using 2D and 3D software in order to build components used in molds and dies. Design and build gages and fixtures used in automotive and appliance details. Follow up

on problems that occurred after program was implemented in plant. Estimate time and material

needed for building details then submit quote to customer. Purchase tooling for new product

launch. Follow up on customer quality concerns to resolution and closure.

Hartness International - Greenville, SC 1998 - 2002

CNC Machinist

Preformed set-ups, made edits to programs, and corrected errors in programs on CNC lathes.

Altered programs, which resulted in production increases as much as 80–100%. Calculated amount of material needed for production orders. Responsible for five CNC machines & required personnel. Operated a variety of manual mills & lathes for low quantities of production. Selected tooling &

material according to the print for the pre-planning stage of CNCs. Writing programs & set-ups

were tasks performed on a day-to-day basis. Trained other team members on the use & operation

of CNC equipment.


Completed high school majoring in technology

Attended engineering classes at Tennessee Technology Center






Microsoft Office


CNC Programming – Esprit 2009 software

CNC Programming – SurfCam 2003 – Velocity software

CMM Programming – PC-DMIS software

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