CNC Machine Operator

Job Summary:  

Applies basic and some advanced technical skills and knowledge to set up and operate a numerical control machine to cut, shape, or form metallic and nonmetallic work pieces to specifications. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Reviews setup sheets and specifications to determine setup procedure, machining sequence, and dimensions of finished work piece.  
  • Attaches fixture to machine bed and positions and secures work piece in fixture according to setup instructions. 
  • Assembles cutting tools in tool holders and positions tool holders in machine spindles as specified or inserts cutting tools in specified machine magazines. 
  • Enters commands to retrieve pre-programmed machine instructions from database and machine control console. 
  • Manipulates controls and enters commands to index cutting tool to specified set point and start machine.  
  • Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions such as worn or damaged cutting tools. 
  • Changes cutting tools and location of work piece during machining process as specified in setup instructions.  
  • Measures work piece for conformance to specifications. 
  • Adjusts machine feed and speed, changes cutters to machine parts according to specifications when automatic programming is faulty or machine malfunctions. 


  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience running a CNC machine 
  • Able to lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time 

About Our Client:  

This client is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has an International footprint. As a manufacturer, supplier, and MRO, our client has diversified to become a major aerospace player in multiple arenas. This client desires candidates that are seeking long term commitments with the opportunity to become direct employees of the organization. 

About Us:  

APA Services, Inc. is a full service staffing company supplying qualified technical and professional employees to the most reputable companies in the Aerospace/Aircraft industry—across the United States and abroad. 

Benefits of working with APA Services:  

Weekly Payroll, Medical Insurance Available, Cash Advances, Travel Pay and/or bonuses on Select Contracts. 


We know it takes great people to do great work, so if you’re interested in joining the APA Services family give us a call at (918) 803-4005 

Thanks for taking the time to apply and we look forward to working with you soon. 

To learn about APA Services' ground-breaking employee referral program "Constant Cash", please click to watch the video below or visit Visit us at to register, refer and start earning today.