Precise Drilling Components Ltd. – Drilling Tool Manufacturer, Calgary, Alberta


CNC Machinist – Mazak STN 550 Operator (Day Shift)

Posted on: November 04, 2021

Precise Drilling Components Ltd. (PDC) is an innovative, experienced designer and manufacturer of industry-leading down-hole drilling tools for the oil & natural gas, pipeline and utilities sectors. Using sophisticated machinery and cutting-edge ideas and techniques, we develop and manufacture customized in-house solutions covering a wide variety of downhole tool applications, supporting mainstream oil & natural gas and horizontal & directional drilling (HDD) operations.

Our Core Values:

  • We take pride in our reputation for quality work performed safely and with care for our environment.
  • We have sustainable and profitable operations driven by our ability to execute swift decisions.
  • Our people are dedicatedinnovative and hardworking.
  • Our actions are characterized by integritytrust, and respect.
  • We are committed to teamwork.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive wages based on experience
  • A fantastic team environment
  • A health spending account
  • A challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Technical training / Cross-training
  • A new, clean facility
  • Career development
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • An opportunity to be part of an exciting, growing business!

Your Opportunity with PDC:
Our machining department has an immediate opening for a CNC machinist with large hollow spindle lathe experience. Eligible candidates must have experience with AIP threading on a large hollow spindle lathe and be familiar with Matrix Nexus 2 controls. This individual must possess skills to machine complex multi-faceted parts, be competent in the use of all types of measuring instruments and must ensure that all tolerances & machining variables are satisfied. The successful candidate will be a professional team player that can help us maintain our strong corporate integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Study and interpret drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpieces, the sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Responsible for loading parts, proving programs, operating controls, setting offsets, simple edits, and inspection of quality parts on the Mazak STN 550 for conformance to requirements.
  • Detect equipment malfunctions or out of tolerance machining and adjusts machine within capabilities, controls, or control media as required to ensure the quality of production.
  • Operate lifting devices for the movement of parts.
  • Maintaining continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Responsible for keeping equipment and work area clean and orderly and perform basic preventative maintenance functions on equipment.
  • Required to adhere and comply with all provincial and federal laws, PDC’s ISO quality program and procedures, Company policies, and safety and environmental Regulations.
  • Attend and participate in all toolbox, safety, and other scheduled meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience operating large hollow spindle CNC lathes in a heavy manufacturing environment.
  • Red Seal Journeyperson CNC machinist certification preferred.
  • Experience using Matrix Nexus 2 controls.
  • Conversational programming or G-code experience would be an asset.
  • Ability to edit existing programs and test new ones.
  • Excellent knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with an intermediate understanding of geometric tolerancing and dimensions.
  • Excellent knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts, and other accessories used on various machines.
  • Excellent knowledge and application of precision measuring instruments. Instruments include but are not limited to calipers, ID and OD micrometers, depth gages, indicators, and scales.
  • Ability to operate lifting devices for movement of parts.
  • Must be adaptable to a changing work environment, competing demands and can manage change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Ability to detect, isolate, and identify irregularities and malfunctions in machinery and equipment.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.


  • Monday thru Thursday, 6:00 am thru 4:30 pm

Apply Now!

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. PDC is committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.