CNC Pipe Profiler Programmer/Operator

locationCalgary, AB, Canada
PublishedPublished: 4/18/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time

Startec Compression & Process is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to meet our clients unique challenges and opportunities. We are an integrated project and engineering equipment fabricator specializing in the modularized design and packaging of process, refrigeration, and rotating equipment solutions. Most of our solutions are related to Energy Transition and carbon reduction industries.

Startec Compression & Process is currently recruiting a CNC Pipe Profiler Operator/Programmer to work at our Shepard Shop (9423 Shepard Rd SE, Calgary, AB, T2C 4R6). The CNC Programmer / Operator will work with our HGG Pipe profiler which cuts raw pipe materials into Spools and Pressure vessel/Exchanger shells. This individual will be responsible for interpreting project blueprints, designing programs and setting up machines to produce the components outlined in the program. The CNC Programmer/Operator is also charged with performing machine maintenance and cleaning.

Programming & Setup
  • Read technical drawings, ability to produce DXF and STP files.
  • Use computer software Mastercam and ProCAM to model cutting paths and program machines accordingly.
  • Consider tools required to cut materials and program machines accordingly.
  • Set up CNC machines including selecting cutting tools, fixtures, and machine parameter to ensure efficient and accurate production processes.
Optimization of Processes
  • Adjust machine cutting paths or settings to optimize production while maintaining quality.
  • Collaborate with Design and Production to build out schedules for machines, and drive efficiencies.
  • Continuously analyze and optimize machining processes to improve efficiency, reduce cycle times, and enhance overall productivity.
  • Implement best practices for tooling, speeds, feeds, and machining strategies to achieve quality and cost targets.
Quality Assurance
  • Perform quality assurance tests to ensure products meet design specifications
  • Conduct thorough checks of CNC programs and machine setups to ensure adherence to quality standards and specifications.
  • Perform first-article inspections and in-process inspections to verify dimensional accuracy and surface finish of machined parts.
Troubleshooting & Maintenance
  • Troubleshoot CNC programming and machining issues to identify root causes and implement corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with maintenance teams to perform preventive maintenance tasks on CNC machines to ensure optimal performance and uptime.
MAVERICK MINDSET (Weighting 10%)
Training & Development
  • Provide training and guidance to machine operators and junior programmers on CNC programming techniques, machine operation, and safety protocols.
  • Stay updated on advancements in CNC technology and machining practices through continuous learning and professional development
Safety & Compliance
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and regulates to ensure a safe working environment for oneself and colleagues.
  • Follow established procedure for hazardous material handling, machine guarding, and personal protective equipment (PPE) usage.


  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing or industrial setting is required.
  • Experience with Plasma cutting equipment.
  • Experience with Mastercam
  • Experience with Procam would be considered an asset.
  • Must have strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity and skill with interpreting technical drawings and blueprints
  • Skilled at troubleshooting and resolving mechanical or logistical problems that arise.
  • Ability to work independently and closely follow directions is essential.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • This position requires hands on operation of the Profiler along with material handling and processing.
We offer competitive wages, training, flexible, dynamic, and exciting work environment.

We thank you for your application and interest in our organization. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Required skills

  • Mastercam
  • Plasma