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CNC Machine Programmer – Pryor, OK ID#16811

Cherokee Nation Red Wing (CNRW) is a military service company supporting war fighters with innovative, quality solutions for even the most challenging situations. With a focus on aviation weapon systems life-cycle support, the company maintains a presence at key commodity commands to provide critical sustainment/reset and repair services. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNRW is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


Responsible for development and setup of numerical part and tooling programs by analyzing part drawings, customer provided models and design data to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selecting cutting tools, and machine speeds and feeds, according to knowledge of machine shop processes.


Includes the following:

  • Develop and setup numerical part and tooling programs for CNC machines, routers and lasers.
  • Analyze part drawings, customer provided models, and design data to determine dimension and configuration of cuts, selecting cutting tools, and machine speeds and feeds.
  • Provide detailed setup sheets, which include detailed work instructions, including zero and reference points, setting tool registers and offsets.
  • Select cutting tools, tool paths, cutting speeds and feed rates appropriate for each job.
  • Select and fabricate holding fixtures as required for machining operations.
  • Guide and support team members with programming, setups, troubleshooting and how to load/unload parts correctly.  
  • Troubleshoot production-machining programs to identify root causes of part defects and implement changes to the process that improve quality overall, reduce cycle time, and maximize total throughput.
  • Assist in manufacturing and process engineering projects for R&D and continuous improvement.
  • Occasionally setup and operate CNC equipment as needed.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.


No direct supervisory or management authority.


High School diploma or general education degree (GED) and 5 years programming or machining experience.


  • Knowledge and understanding of metal machining and manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of milling and lathe operations, including cutting tools, machine tool operations and toolpath strategies.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings/blue prints, technical data and related specifications.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CAD/CAM Systems.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, possess interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and time management skills.
  • Must be eligible to work on programs subject to ITAR Regulations. Therefore, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Permanent Resident ('Green Card').


While this position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting, it will frequently spend time in a machining environment.  Maybe exposed to fumes, vapors, or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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