Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1801443
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

Experimental Machinist

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

About the Opportunity:
Small research oriented machine shop looking for an Experimental Machinist to perform machining related duties to include design, construct, adjust, or repair specialized scientific instruments, maintain all equipment and follow all safety regulations. Minimum of five years experience as an Instrument Maker / Machinist in a Research and / or Development environment to include; experience with machining all standard metals and plastics to close tolerances.

  • Must be flexible to changing requirements of the job and be able to interact with University faculty, staff, students and coworkers.
    Job Requirements
  • Possess superior machining skills to be able to fabricate fixtures and components to close tolerances from drawings, sketches or verbal instruction.
  • Minimum five years experience with Bridgeport Milling machines, Harding Tool Room lathe, Horizontal / Vertical band saw, Surface grinding and associated feeds and speeds
  • Minimum five years experience with CNC milling and lathe, setup and operation and the related software. Prototrak milling and lathe experience is a plus
  • Minimum three years experience with Solidworks CAD software and or Camworks software programs is a plus.
  • Must possess personal basic machine shop tools, to be used at work on a daily basis.
  • Basic experience with soldering and brazing a variety of metals.
  • Must be a self starter and work with minimum supervision.
  • This position would often handle loads up to 50 pounds, as well as lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • This position involves making repetitive motions and standing for long periods of time.
  • The candidate must be able to work with support a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check and education verification satisfactory to Northeastern University.

  • Required: High school diploma plus two years technical college.

    Combination of experience and education will be considered. Experience Minimum of 5 years hands on experience in a Model shop/Experimental machining environment. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Trade school certification for a toolmaker or machinist program

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