CNC Machine Operator III

Website Accurus Aerospace

Job Highlights

Title CNC Machine Operator III
Type Full Time (night shift)
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Tulsa, OK, United States
Company Accurus Aerospace Corporation

Company Profile

Accurus Aerospace is a leading Tier II supplier of highly engineered machined parts, kits, and assemblies and processing services to the global aerospace and defense industry.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a CNC Machine Operator III who will operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions required to produce customer orders.

Educational Level

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Vocational training/certification in machining (preferred)

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing role utilizing complex multi-axis machining centers is required; relevant apprenticeship or vocational training in a machine shop, manufacturing technology, or similar program may be considered in combination with paid work experience
  • Experience reading and accurately interpreting shop blueprints, sketches, and other technical information/instructions is required
  • Experience troubleshooting production issues and program edits
  • Experience using cranes, forklifts, and similar heavy and oversized material handling equipment is preferred
  • Experience using indicators to verify flatness and straightness of tooling and fixturing
  • Experience using mics, calipers, height gauges, and other precision measuring equipment is required


  • Accurately interprets product blueprints, drawings, sketches, set-up sheets, and other work instructions
  • Accurately locates/identifies the X, Y, and Z axis on Vertical and Horizontal machines
  • Adjusts machine feed and speed, changes cutting tools, or adjusts machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction
  • Communicates verbally (English) and follows verbal and written instructions
  • Completes complex rework on machined parts as required; repairs fixtures as needed
  • Enters control instructions into machine control units to start operation
  • Follows all safety policies and procedures; consistently utilizes all required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Lifts workpieces to machines manually or with hoists or cranes
  • Listens to machines during operation to detect irregular sounds (i.e. dull cutting tools or excessive vibration); adjusts machines to compensate for problems and notifies lead or supervisory personnel as appropriate
  • May assist in training new operators
  • May deburr machined parts as required for work in process
  • Meets departmental/company goals and objectives promptly (i.e., efficiencies, scrap control, time motion, and setup time reductions)
  • Monitors and adjusts/controls coolant systems as needed
  • Mounts, installs, aligns, and secures tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Performs daily point checks on assigned machines and reports concerns to supervisor; may initiate maintenance requests if appropriate
  • Regular attendance on-site at the workplace is required
  • Removes and replaces dull cutting tools; following designated safety protocol and instructions
  • Sets up and operates automated CNC Vertical and horizontal machines
  • Sets up future jobs, performs inspections or part checks, cleans work area, or performs other duties while machines are operating
  • Stops machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement according to required machining sequences
  • Transfers programs from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules, using computer network links
  • Troubleshoot production issues and program edits
  • Uses indicators to verify flatness and straightness of fixturing and tooling
  • Uses scales, calipers, micrometers, and height gauges to determine that the part is being machined to the proper specifications
  • Performs other tasks or assignments as required


  • A history of consistent employment without unexplained or significant gaps or frequent job changes is expected
  • Completion of assigned internal training for Level III Operators, and periodic retraining or recertification is required
  • Demonstrated basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide, fraction conversions)

Work Environment

  • Accurately distinguish colors to respond to sensors, indicators, and color-variable dashboards
  • Frequently climb steps, stairs, or ladders
  • Frequently uses hand or fingers to manually inspect parts, tighten hardware and fixtures, and operate machine and material handling controls
  • Occasionally bend, crawl, stoop, squat, or kneel
  • Occasionally reaches overhead and reaches out or down to perform duties
  • Regularly lift, carry (short distances), and push/pull up to 100 pounds using peer assistance or other lifting and material-handling equipment
  • Regularly stand and walk throughout the facility, stand for long periods to perform job duties
  • Must be able to perform the following activities with or without reasonable accommodations:
  • Visual acuity to interpret readings on gauges and other measuring devices

Working Conditions

  • Dust, smoke, mist, fumes/vapors (regularly)
  • Excessive noise (hearing protection required)
  • Extreme temperatures (occasionally)
  • Hazardous equipment including forklifts, hand tools, cranes or other lifting devices, and other equipment used in a machine shop environment (continually)
  • Work in a manufacturing shop environment
  • Wear PPE


  • A comprehensive employee benefits package upon completion of 30 days of employment
  • Select from available medical, dental, vision, and other voluntary benefit plans. Disability coverage, life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program are provided.

Employer’s Statement

Accurus Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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