Custom CNC Machinist and Programmer

Sailing and Harken are synonymous. Our company has been in the business of designing, manufacturing, and marketing top of the line sailboat hardware and accessories for over 40 years.

Harken, Inc. is committed to manufacturing in the United States using the most up to date CNC manufacturing equipment, techniques and processes to produce the highest quality components and assemblies.  If you have a positive can-do attitude, and enjoy a casual, but fast paced work environment, we want you!

TITLE: Custom CNC Machinist and Programmer
Custom Department Manager
Harken USA, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Provide a high level of programming and machining skills to support CNC operations.


  • Machining a variety of materials compliant with the engineered drawings
  • Maintain an up-to-date production schedule
  • Maintain work area, machines and tools
  • Ensure the highest level of quality
  • Must communicate changes accurately and effectively
  • Ability to program and set-up complicated machined parts
  • Ability to maintain schedules to maximize work flow


  • High school diploma or equivalency and five to seven years-experience in a manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent knowledge of machining practices, Mills experience preferred
  • Custom low run/R&D experience
  • Advanced understanding of tooling and grades
  • CAM programming experience and set up skills a MUST, MasterCAM preferred
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Journeyman's card preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs without assistance
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; use both hands to finger, feel or handle objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands or arms. The employee is required to stand and walk for up to 4 hours on concrete; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and the ability to focus


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all qualifications, responsibilities, duties or skills required.


HARKEN offers a comprehensive benefits package; including health, dental and life insurance, Flex benefits, company 401k match, paid vacations/holidays and more.


Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories.

Manufacturing facilities are located at company headquarters, Pewaukee Wisconsin, USA, and Limido Comasco, Italy. Sales offices are located in San Diego, California; Tampa, Florida; Newport, Rhode Island; La Rochelle, France; Lymington, England; Stockholm, Sweden; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; and Warsaw, Poland. Harken distributors and dealers are found in almost every country.

Harken products can be found on the smallest dinghies to the largest mega yachts throughout the world. We are the dominant hardware supplier to such events as the America's Cup and Olympics.


Candidates will need to provide a cover letter and resume outlining your experience.
Submit your resume via email to:
No phone calls please! 
There is no relocation offered for this position.
Harken is equal opportunity employer.