Sr Machinist

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sr Machinist

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department is looking for a Senior Machinist to join their Department.

The Senior Machinist position in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department's machine shop will have job duties that include: (1) Fabricating metal and polymer parts using manual and/or CNC/NC machine tools for design students, student activity groups, research faculty and clients, and graduate students. (Manual machine operations including set-up & tool selection on conventional lathes, mills, grinders, drill presses and various other standard shop equipment. CNC machine operations include setting-up and producing products on CNC/NC machines with machine adjustments as necessary.) (2) Apply industry standard machine tool techniques to ensure high-quality part requirements are met. (3) Act as instructor for the MIE departmental Machining/Manufacturing related lab courses. (4) Maintain machining equipment, perform and or assist in scheduled preventive maintenance, and order supplies. (5) Coordinate acquisition of new equipment, seeking quotes and advising on equipment purchases. (6) Supervise work-study students in machine shop. (7) Work with department to coordinate across other Northeastern units to support wider machining needs. (8) Instruct and supervise design students and student activity groups during machining activities. (9) Assist in training student machine operators. (10) Advise and mentor students in best practices for part design.

Minimum of 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Vocational training/apprenticeship in manual and computer aided machining is preferred. This senior machinist will have the responsibility to: (1) Perform all machinist functions. (2) Manufacture components using manual and/or automated machining tools. (3) Must read/interpret CAD plans/files as well as provide design advice when needed. (4) Ability to manage multiple machining jobs under tight deadlines. (5) Ability to teach manual and computer aided machining. (6) Ability to mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in best practices for machining, support student project work and research work by machining parts as needed and maintain shop safety. (7) Ability to maintain manual and computer aided machining equipment. (8) Demonstrate knowledge of Master CAM and CNC programming. (9) Proficiency with MS office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point). (10) Must have flexibility to work occasional Saturdays.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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