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Sonnax Career Opportunities

Enjoy a rewarding career and relaxing quality of life in beautiful Southern Vermont.

Recognized in 2012 and 2014 as one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont, Sonnax is a leading supplier to the automotive aftermarket. We design, manufacture, test and distribute a wide variety of innovative, high quality products used to remanufacture torque converters, rebuild automatic transmissions, upgrade driveshafts and protect the driveline from over-torque damage.

Sonnax is one of the fastest growing companies in the state of Vermont and we are proud to be 100% employee-owned. Our name has become synonymous with exceptional service, cutting-edge designs, technical knowledge and customer dedication. Join an exciting front-line team focused on developing and delivering the best products in the industry, a team whose imagination, hard work and results are rewarded.

This position is currently closed.

CNC Programmer


Responsible for selecting the process, work holding, tooling and generating the part program to most efficiently and accurately produce manufactured components to meet company quality measures and standard times on computerized numerical control (CNC) machines. Also responsible for creating and maintaining all documentation for CNC equipment and providing process information and cycle time estimates for costing.


  • Interpret blueprints, sketches and drawings to understand the tolerances and requirements of the parts to be machined before generating the manufacturing process.
  • Be aware of estimated cost (time) to machine parts, and strive to meet or reduce estimated cost.
  • Maintain and update post processers for each machine.
  • Create and maintain CNC programs, setup sheets and tooling sheets to ensure they are up-to-date with the same revision level as part prints.
  • Ensure required tooling is available for all new parts.
  • Confer with engineering or quality control personnel to resolve machining or dimensional issues.
  • Take direction from Manufacturing Manager and/or Shop Supervisor to determine appropriate work center, work holding and tooling, and prepare set-up and tooling sheets.
  • Work with Machine Operators to update new programs after they have been proven out.
  • Assist set-up personnel and operators in resolving any problems with programs, work holding or tooling.
  • Train new CNC Operators.  
  • Operate CNC machine when programming schedule is light or fill-in as needed.
  • Work with the Manufacturing Engineers and Shop Supervisor to constantly improve set-up and machine cycle times. 


  • High school diploma or GED required; Associates Degree or higher preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of programming experience using CAD/CAM (MasterCam) software. 
  • Basic shop math, trigonometry, geometric dimensions and tolerancing and problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in written, oral or diagram form.


  • Ability to wear (without restrictions) required personal protective equipment including safety eyewear and footwear.
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With Sonnax you will enjoy outstanding benefits including:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Group life/supplemental insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays/vacation/personal days
  • Wellness program
  • In-house gym
  • Tuition reimbursement and more!

If you are interested in a career with Sonnax, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Sonnax Industries, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
1 Automatic Drive
P.0. Box 440
Bellows Falls, VT 05101-0440, USA
Fax: (802) 428-1830