Advanced Fabrication Technology Machinist - MIT Lincoln Laboratory


: $75,835.00 - $152,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing

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The Fabrication Engineering Group provides fabrication engineering and materials management for both mechanical and electronic projects using state-of-the-art technology. The group is involved from the initial design and material sourcing through manufacturing, assembly, integration, and test, and works with program teams to influence schedule and budget. The group continually investigates innovative fabrication technologies to assess their utility for Laboratory efforts. Facilities include a machine shop with a wide range of computer-aided machine tools, plus sheet metal, polymer, and mechanical inspection facilities. Recent equipment investments in 5-axis milling, 3D printing, and diamond turning are now on line. In the electronics area, capabilities include circuit-board design, assembly, inspection, and failure analysis. The group also supports the Laboratory's environmental test requirements with vibration shakers, thermal chambers, vacuum chambers, and clean rooms.

We are looking to add talented machinists who are interested in advanced fabrication technologies to its very capable mechanical fabrication team. The successful candidate will have:

  • A general understanding of conventional fabrication technologies and experience with the set-up and operation of computer numerical control (CNC) machines and lathes.
  • A desire to develop advanced fabrication skills to support the fabrication of high-precision parts using equipment such as diamond turn (DT) machines and precision metrology equipment; additive parts using equipment such as fused deposition machines (FDM) polyjet, and selective laser melting machines (SLM); and complex parts using 5-axis machines, electronic discharge machining (EDM) machines and other advanced fabrication technologies.
  • A good working knowledge of manufacturing and assembly techniques, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software, 3D & 2D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, ANSI and ASME drafting standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • An interest in learning data management software such as PDM (Product Data Management) and/or PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software.
  • Familiarity with computers and an interest to exploit the benefits of a model based enterprise (MBE) that allows the transfer of digital information to more effectively fabricate hardware.
  • An excitement for fabricating complex parts that enable programs teams to develop prototype systems that demonstrate technology of national importance.

Requirements: A minimum of two years technical school beyond high school with conventional and computer numerical control (CNC) machining training.

    MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information. US Citizenship Required.

    Associated topics: aluminum, carbon, composites, fabricate, metal, mig, rebar, sheet metal, solder, tig weld * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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