CAD/CAM Programmer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain

About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies.

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new heights by making space more accessible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier.

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward.


As part of a small and dynamic team, you will be responsible for programming through CAD-CAM of various machining machines, as well as supervising the correct transfer of the program to manufacturing at the machine level.


  • Determine the optimal machining strategy to manufacture each component.
  • Program CNC machines using Siemens NX and Hypermill software and solid models provided by engineering
  • Work closely with the engineering team to provide crucial design input to manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of the tools necessary for those operations that involve complex machining, in addition to having the capacity and autonomy to design them.
  • Provide support in the creation of work instructions for use in the workshop, specifying the most appropriate sequence.
  • Choose the most appropriate tools in addition to calculating the working conditions.

Necessary Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, or analogous field.
  • + 7 years of experience programming CNC machines at the machine level.
  • +7 years of experience with different types of machines: lathe, 3-5 axis machining center, multifunction, etc.
  • + 5 years of experience programming CNC equipment with CAD/CAM software.
  • Extensive knowledge of machining tools/techniques.
  • Experience with different types of metals: aluminium, stainless steel, copper, titanium, alloys with high nickel content, etc.
  • Knowledge of G and M code programming.
  • Extensive knowledge of dimensional and geometric tolerances.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Spoken and written English.


Desired Requirements

  • Predisposition to work at the machine level.
  • Previous experience in the aeronautical sector will be valued.
  • Experience with Siemens NX, HyperMill and TeamCenter desired.
  • Knowledge in metrology will be valued.
  • Experience with controls: Fanuc, Heidenhain and Okuma.
  • Teamwork.
  • Stress tolerance.
  • Multitasking. 


Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. 

We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 


Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks and those fizzy waters you love. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 


Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Find balance: PLD Space offers 23 days of annual leave, 6 global wellbeing days, and public holidays. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 


Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.