We are a technical staffing agency with an expertise in recruiting Lathe Machinists for our clients. This particular client is a prominent leader in the oil and gas sector, renowned for their engineering excellence and innovative solutions. They specialize in high-precision manufacturing and fabrication services tailored to the unique needs of the oil and gas industry. By joining this team, you’ll contribute to the development and production of critical components that power the world, in an environment that values skill, dedication, and continuous improvement.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate CNC lathes, engine lathes, or Swiss lathes to produce precision parts for the oil and gas industry.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications to determine the best machining process, tools, and materials required for each job.
  • Perform tooling selection and setup for optimal machining efficiency and quality.
  • Adjust machine settings to control speed, material feed, and path of the cut, ensuring compliance with all safety and operational standards.
  • Conduct regular inspections and maintenance of machinery to ensure proper functionality and longevity.
  • Collaborate with the engineering and quality assurance teams to ensure products meet all specifications and quality requirements.
  • Document machining operations and quality assurance measures for process optimization and compliance purposes.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Technical certification or associate degree in machining, manufacturing technology, or a related field is preferred.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of machining experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Proficient in operating CNC lathes, engine lathes, and Swiss lathes.
  • Strong ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications.
  • Extensive experience in tooling selection and setup for various machining operations.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard safety practices and quality control processes.
  • Demonstrated precision and attention to detail in producing high-quality components.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with advanced CNC programming techniques.
  • Familiarity with the specific materials and components used in the oil and gas industry.
  • Proven track record of optimizing machining processes for improved efficiency and quality.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.