Cook Compression
  • 11-Sep-2017 to 10-Nov-2017 (CST)
  • Services
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Full Time



Sets up CNC lathes and/or mills, performing all machining operations. Subject to short lead times and close tolerances on a continuous basis.  Will be able to work to exacting tolerances, determine speeds and feeds, and sharpen own tools.  Must be able to visualize finished product, recognize and report corrections in blueprint errors. 




  • Operates CNC lathes, mills and other production equipment as required with moderate supervision.
  • Works from drawings, process sheets, sketches, specifications or layouts.
  • Studies drawings, layout sequence of operations, and performs set-up.
  • Adjusts machine and acquires, tools, fixtures, etc. as required for job.
  • Keeps all tooling in proper working condition and work cell clean and neat.
  • Selects proper chuck and fixture for securing the work piece to machine.
  • Performs close tolerance machining operations such as forming, boring, turning, facing, drilling, tapping, honing, etc.
  • Performs routine service and maintenance on equipment when required.
  • Performs minor program edits as required.
  • Grinds or sharpens own tooling as required.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment and follows all company safety directives.
  • Performs work assigned of equal or lower classification in other areas of the shop on temporary basis as required.
  • Submits final inspection reports and documentation as required.




  • Must be proficient in the use of all types of gauges, micrometers, Vernier, etc. Hoist fixtures, chucks, collets, steady rests, etc.  Normal hand tools for machinists.  Drills, taps, honing equipment, bars, etc.
  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Listens, gets clarification and communicates cordially and positively with supervisors and fellow employees.
  • Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback.
  • Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  •  Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Is consistently at work and on time. Must be willing to work extra hours and weekends as required to meet deadlines and customer expectations.


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma with two years shop training or equivalent is required
  • 2 4 years' experience in operating a CNC mill or lathe required
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