Cold Spray CNC Machinist

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Cold Spray CNC 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:
This position has three responsibilities - CNC machining (40%), operation of cold spray equipment (35%) and maintenance of shop equipment (25%).

The Research Associate will be responsible for the preparation and operation of cold spray equipment, as well as preparation and evaluation of sprayed specimens. He/she will be responsible for keeping the lab space organized and in good order. The Associate will be required to follow safety procedures precisely. Cold spray involves the deposition of metal powders (and other materials) using high pressure gases.

CNC training may be available for a candidate with traditional machining experience. Candidate must have the machining experience to translate CAD drawings to finished part without additional guidance.


Maintain laboratory equipment per manufacturer's specifications. Be responsible for keeping track of when maintenance is required and ensuring that maintenance supplies are in stock. Determine when specialists are required, and (with approval) arrange for specialists.

Associates degree

5+ years' experience in metalworking/machining

Ability to translate CAD drawing into finished part independently

Fast learner, attention to detail, ability to multitask and problem-solve

Ability to work with all types of people

Ability to follow laboratory safety and operating instructions precisely

Ability to follow project instructions and procedures precisely

Excellent documentation and organizational skills

Eligibility to obtain National Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years CNC machining

2+ years' experience in robotic programming

2+ years' experience with generating CAD drawings using Solidworks

Experience with high pressure gas fittings such as Swagelok

Salary Grade:

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.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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