Gerber Cutting Machine Programmer

About this Opportunity
As a Cutting Programmer working at Geiger, you'll be responsible for creating, modifying, and maintaining accurate programs for Fabric CNC equipment using the current programming software. You will also run the machine and help lead the cutting area.
What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...
Ensure the cutting of production to quality standards.
Ensure accurate calculations of fabric yardage requirements utilizing the EMS and cutting system.
Export files as required.
Follow up on rush orders to ensure proper handling and delivery.
Gain full knowledge of the pattern digitizing process, which includes software, hardware, and interaction with technical support. You'll also digitize new parts.
Grade fabrics into appropriate stretch categories.
Liaison between Product Development and Manufacturing/Operations.
Manage pattern changes.
Participate in the textile approval process.
Program the CNC cutter to allow Manufacturing to complete daily orders.
Take responsibility for answering any fabric requirement questions.
Take responsibility for pattern database management.
Run the plotter.
Train CNC Operators.
Understand product options.
Understand upholstery patterns and their usage to gain maximum fabric yields.
Use the newly implemented fabric stretch category for the proper classification of new fabrics.
Work with Fabric Purchasing and Customer Service to analyze and develop new patterns with yardage and pricelist requirements, as well as with making revisions to existing product patterns.
Work hand-in-hand with Product Development Model Makers in the development of new products.
Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
Sound Like You?
You might be just who we're looking for if you have...
The ability to read, understand, communicate, and interpret written and verbal instructions, work documentation, policies, practices, etc., in the English language and at a level necessary to adequately perform the job required with previous experience.
Competency in basic math skills, such as adding and subtracting.
The ability to read and interpret documents such as dispatch lists, shop orders, CAD drawings, etc.
Good verbal communication skills and the ability to speak effectively to employees of the organization.
The ability to calculate figures and amounts such as yardages, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Reasoning skills to ensure communication with vendors and coworkers.
Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and reasoning skills.
A previous understanding of patterns and fabric (preferred).
Previous experience with textile cutting equipment and software such as Accumark, PDS 2000, and System Management software (preferred).
The ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
The ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Demonstrated initiative to lead others for improved performance and a consistently demonstrated job performance that exceeds expectations.
The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.
Who We Are
At Geiger, why we do things and how we do them are inexorably one - achieving quality through craft, celebrating materiality through elegant simplicity, improving the work environment with beautiful furniture designed to endure. Our people do more than power our teams, they also empower each other. Ask any team member and they're likely to tell you that they may have come to Geiger for the opportunity, but they stay at Geiger because of the people. It feels like family.
That family-feel is important to us, but Geiger is also able to offer big company benefits thanks to our relationship with Herman Miller. We were acquired by Herman Miller to 1999. Today, we hare the same cultural values - contributing to strong communities, celebrating inclusiveness and diversity, promoting health and wellness, and working toward our Earthright environmental goals - as Herman Miller, a nationally recognized leader in the areas of family benefits, work-life balance, occupation safety, and corporate equality. If a culture of problem-solvers sounds like the place for you, then you may want to explore career opportunities at Geiger. For more information about Geiger or Herman Miller, visit www.geigerfurniture.com or www.hermanmiller.com.
Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

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