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Charlottetown, PE, CANADA

Skilled Trades and Labour

BDT - 3 Points Aviation
3 Points Aviation is a highly respected aircraft parts supplier and support provider.  We have worked tirelessly to earn an industry reputation for superb services and inventory availability to exceed our clients expectations.

Title:                  CNC PROGRAMMER

Reports to:        MFG/NPD MANAGER    


3 Points Aviation is an industry leader in Aircraft component sales, manufacturing and repair and overhaul. Headquartered in the West Royalty Business Park in Charlottetown, we have worked tirelessly to earn a reputation that consistently exceeds our client’s expectations. Our company, through focused customer service, has become a leader in the supply and distribution of new and re-conditioned aircraft parts.


The primary job of the CNC Programmer would be to complete CNC part program creation for a variety of aerospace components using multi-axis milling and turning application software.  Develop part manufacturing process steps, tool selection, including all work holding fixtures and tool design requirements in accordance with engineering drawings and detailed process instructions.  To assist operator with shop floor set up and 1st off part machining as required, verifying dimension of machined parts using precision measuring instruments, maintain and complete inspection reports.


  • Develop and create all required manufacturing documents; shop drawings, in process inspection data sheets tool list and machine reports.
  • Evaluate past and present manufacturing methods and processes; recommend changes or modification for improved quality and efficiency.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, and process sheets per ANSI 5.
  • Participate in 1st article process refinement including optimization adjustments of computer numerically controlled (CNC) parameters.
  • Identify opportunities and solutions to leadership regarding process improvement opportunities or potential risks.


  • Facilitate development of work procedures for repair and new fabrication of products, using a variety of machine tools and fixturing techniques.
  • Manufacture components to exacting quality and productivity expectations.
  • Reading text, Writing, Oral communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking.
  • Verify dimensions of machined tools and parts using precision measuring instruments, document and report deviations from specifications and tolerances.
  • Be able to design and machine fixtures and tooling for a wide variety of applications
  • Familiar with Windows and other application software.
  • Work with and comprehend shop documentation particularly related to aerospace such as routing sheets, engineering instructions, non-conformance reports and various other documents.
  • A general knowledge of CNC machining and the ability to operate machining and turning centers would be an asset.


  • minimum of 5 years’ experience, in a job shop environment would be ideal
  • applicant having worked on CAD/CAM and CNC machine operations.
  • SolidWorks, Hyper mill and Esprit software and macro programming experience an asset
  • Hands-on application experience with part process planning, fixture design, multi-axis CNC program creation, as well as, fixture, part and tool set-up using CNC mills or lathes.


  • University or Technical College diploma or equivalent experience in the field of CNC Machining, Programming, Manufacturing process and fixture design.

 3 Points Aviation uses the following machines and software in our facility:

MACHINES:                                                                                  SOFTWARE

Mikron, 5 axes, HMS 600, CNC Milling Center                         Hyper-Mill (5 Axes Milling)

Mikron, 5 axes, HPM 450, CNC Milling Center                         Esprit  (9 Axes Turning)

Nakamura-Tome, NTMX, 9 axes, Turning Center                     Sigmanest (Water Jet Cutting)

Nakamura-Tome, SC-300M, 3 axes, Turning Center                 Jet-Edge, Two Head, 100psi, Water Jet            

                                                                                    SolidWorks (Fixture / Drawing, Design)

Salary based on experience:    competitive compensation for the right applicant 

Please email your resume to:


At 3 Points Aviation, we live and work every day in a global environment. Our industry knowledge and reach are maintained by integral and vital industry partnerships and a global inventory base. We possess unmatched resources to always provide the solutions our customers need, and have an ongoing development program for new technologies. Constantly expanding our research to best respond to client needs, our experienced and industry-respected team comprises former airline buyers, OEM salespeople, and technical support service representatives. We have developed and maintained valuable relationships within the aviation industry which allow us to always understand material requirements and commitments.

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