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PDS Tech Inc CNC Operator II in Costa Mesa, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a CNC Operator in Costa Mesa, CA.

Job Summary:

  • Operates computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines such as: milling machines, lathes, turning centers and horizontal mills used for the construction of aircraft interior structural and non structural parts.

  • Aircraft interior parts are cut based on engineering drawings and include floor fittings, aluminum trims, counter tops and other various aluminum, stainless steel and phenolic parts.


  • Adheres to company and customer specifications, work instructions, engineering prints and work orders.

  • Documents the materials and processes used in the process to maintain traceability of product.

  • Loads programs into CNC machine and executes program cutting of the material.

  • Cuts raw stock according to the necessary size for the part being machined.

  • Secures and fixtures raw stock of material into machine, squares material prior to running program if necessary, and monitors the operating of the machine to ensure proper program performance.

  • Deburs completed machine parts as time allows.

  • Provides feedback to supervisor and programmer as to the performance of the program and tooling used for cutting the material.

  • Verifies the accuracy of the parts using calipers, micrometers and other metrology equipment as a periphery inspection.

  • Ensures machine and area around machine is kept as clean as practical.

  • Operates CNC machine in a safe manner.

  • Properly maintains coolant, including removal of containments, proper dilution ratio and cleaning.


  • 2-4 years

  • Has developed skills through formal training or considerable work experience

  • Works within established procedures


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Degree or diploma from technical/vocational school in CNC machining is strongly desired and most preferred.

Computer Skills:

  • Familiarity of the basic operation of CNC machine and the understanding of G and M code is preferred or the ability to learn is mandatory.

Other Skills:

  • Ability to read engineering blue prints is desirable.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.