Great Teams Provide Great Solutions

Clarke Valve is a committed and agile team of people who enjoy providing solutions to our customers. We’re always looking for talented, problem-solving, dedicated people to work in our headquarters location in North Kingstown, RI or for us commercially in Houston, TX.

Please note: Only resumes submitted via the Clarke Valve website will be considered. No calls, faxes or in-person visits are permitted.


Clarke Valve™ is currently seeking a CNC Programmer to join their energetic team of engineers at the corporate headquarters located in North Kingstown, RI.

The primary objective of the CNC Programmer is the programming and production of high quality prototypes and production parts to support New Product Development and order fulfillment. The individual must have experience working for a world-class manufacturing/machining company and is responsible for all aspects of the role, i.e.: programming, setups, operating, inspecting etc.


  • Print-to-part manufacturing. Create CNC programs from CAD files using CAMWorks.
  • Review CAD models, blueprints, sketches, drawings, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations, and setup & tooling requirements.
  • Design, model, and create fixtures using SolidWorks.
  • Manually set-up, adjust, operate, and troubleshoot machines to ensure parts are manufactured according to quality and time requirements.
  • Review CNC programs to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Distinguish between conforming and non-conforming parts through inspection of finished work pieces by referencing specifications and regulatory requirements. 
  • Review manuals and communicate with machine distributors to maintain uptime and asset longevity as required to maintain efficient operation and meet company standards.
  • Interact with design engineers and contribute constructive feedback, i.e. Design for Manufacture (DFM).
  • Consistently work with tight timelines and changes to programs given verbal instructions and data.
  • Follow the Clarke Valve™ policies and procedures.


High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or similar is desirable.

Job Knowledge & Experience

A qualified candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in machine programming and operation in the manufacturing industry using CAD/CAM.  Desired: CAMWorks and Fanuc PLC programming experience.
  • Experience in blueprint reading, including Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Experience machining stainless steel or other hard metals and castings.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, manual machinery, and measuring equipment.
  • Ability to competently use Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Organization and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.

A strong candidate will possess these additional nice-to-have qualifications:

  • Knowledge of statistical process control (SPC).
  • Experience using Fanuc Controllers. 
  • High attention to quality while maintaining a high rate of productivity.
  • Willingness to attend trainings and learn new skills.
  • Experience working in an ISO9001 workplace.
  • Experience performing 5S/6S activities. 
  • Experience working with industrial valves and valve components, including actuators.  
  • Good judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Industrial or software certifications (e.g., SolidWorks, CAMWorks, OSHA)

Computer Skills

SolidWorks (CAD, PDM), CAMWorks, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)

Physical Requirements

  • Lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Sit, stand or walk for up to 10 hours per day.
  • Squat, kneel, bend, twist or turn. Grasp and reach overhead and outward frequently.
  • Ability to effectively use a PC, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Work in a fast-paced industrial environment wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.


Clarke Valve offers generous compensation, bonuses, and benefits to qualified candidates. Hourly rates based upon skill level and experience.  Opportunities for overtime compensation.

Contact Us

For more information on this position or any other employment opportunities at Clarke Valve please contact us at the following email address:

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