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CNC Operator

About the Company

Western Valve is a lead manufacturer of the dual expanding plug valve for the Oil and Gas Industry. We are located in Bakersfield, California and have been privately owned and operated since 1991. We are celebrating our 30th year of customer service. What began as a valve repair and machine shop now features an impressive 65,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility to support DAN-EX manufacturing and valve repair.

Job Brief

Our CNC Machinist position will complete job setup and operate CNC production equipment and fabricate various metallic and composite parts. We are looking for individuals that will be team members that have a good attitude, are reliable, and have a willingness to learn. Motivation to teach others is a plus. Applicants are not required to have Mazak experience. Western Valve is willing to train.


  • Perform all aspects of machining to include setup and operation of equipment such as: 3-axis and 5-axis CNC mills and lathes
  • Produce quality products in a timely manner using specifications and documents in conjunction with written work instructions
  • Adhere to all safety and security requirements within the facility
  • Preventative maintenance and cleanliness of equipment and work area

Job Qualifications

  • Prior CNC machinist experience (preferred)
  • Prior experience in CNC Plasma, CNC Router and/or 3D Printing is a strong plus.
  • Be able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and written work instructions
  • Verify dimensions of parts machined using precise measuring instruments (e.g., micrometers, calipers, and bore gauges)
  • Effective communication with our Engineering and Quality Teams
  • Use of hand deburr tools, electric and air grinders
  • Must be knowledgeable in tooling selection

Minimum Requirements

  • Documented apprenticeship or trade school certification will be considered in combination of experience
  • Mechanical and mathematical aptitude relating to decimals and fractions
  • Knowledge of geometric tolerances
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good written and verbal communication

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift/carry up 50lbs unassisted
  • Ability to bend and twist as needed for machine maintenance
  • Must be able to work in a manufacturing shop floor environment


Western Valve, Inc. is an expanding company which offers opportunity for employee grow, competitive wages, and comprehensive benefits including Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Sick Leave, Paid Vacation, and Paid Holidays.