CNC Machinist


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Day Shift

$23 - $33 

Responsible for producing machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, maintaining quality and safety standards, keeping records, and maintaining equipment and supplies.

This is not just a Machinist position.  Our high-level machinists will also do programming and editing.  Machinists will have a variety each day and operate a cell of HAAS Lathes.  Some millwork is expected.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Plan machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, locations and machining parameters.  Interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Program mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points, setting tool registers, offsets, compensation and conditional switches.  Determination of calculating requirements to include basic math, geometry, trigonometry, and proving parts.  G-code and/or conversational programming required.
  • Set up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three to four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops and stock pushers, and indicating vices and trimming heads.
  • Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes, adjusting and reprogramming controls.  Ensure sharpening and replacement of worn tool.  Consistently adhere to all quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.  Document actions by completing production and quality logs.

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Education/Experience:  Associate Degree in Machining Technology or related field, plus three years of experience as a CNC Machinist; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization.  

Communications Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen, obtain clarification, and respond well to questions. 

Computer/Application Skills. Proficient CNC machining skills (programming, tooling knowledge, and ability to read blueprints.)   Ability to use and interpret dimensional measuring tools or equipment.  Strong mechanical aptitude.  Proficient with math skills, especially geometric calculations.  Ability to identify and implement improvements.

Technical Skills.  Strong knowledge of FANUC controls. Mill and lathe HAAS machining is a plus. Ability to set up machines from scratch, touch off all tools, and write basic programs on CNC machine controller. Knowledge and ability to figure proper feeds and speeds of tooling for best life utilization. Knowledge of a wide variety of materials, hardness, and grades. Working knowledge of over-head crane, hoist, and lift tables.  Ability to effectively use precise measuring tools such as mics, calipers, height gage, thread gage, bore gage, plug gage, and/or CMM is a plus.

Core Business Skills.  Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in the handling of proprietary and confidential information.  Ability to work independently, without significant direction, and to use resources effectively to “figure it out.”  Strong critical thinking skills, judgement and keen attention to detail and accuracy.  Exceptional prioritization, time management, and organization skills.  Ability to work under pressure and excel in a fast-paced, self-directed entrepreneurial environment. Be available for overtime as per business needs and timelines.

    Physical/Sensory Requirements:
    Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, walk, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds frequently.  Must be able to communicate effectively in English by telephone, in person and in writing.  Effectively use a personal computer.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Working Environment:
    Works in a non-climate-controlled manufacturing environment where team member is frequently exposed to loud noise, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles.

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    Pyrotek benefits include:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision after 31 days
    • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
    • 401(k) with generous match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Many Supplemental Benefits

    Pyrotek is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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