Machinist A

MIT - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)4.2


Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MACHINIST A, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to work in the PSFC’s substantial machine shop, fabricating a wide range of components, fixtures, tooling, structures, and other hardware required for large-scale superconducting magnet development and testing.

MIT PSFC is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It is comprised of a team of almost 200 top-tier students, scientists, and engineers jointly pursuing fusion research at national laboratory-like scale. PSFC recently announced a new, accelerated pathway to fusion energy that is based on the development and demonstration of the world’s highest performing superconducting fusion magnets and the design of the first net-energy fusion device-the SPARC tokamak. The SPARC project’s goal is to achieve net fusion energy on an aggressive timescale to help combat global climate change. Additional information is available at http://www.psfc.mit.edu/research/topics/sparc.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a two-year technical day school degree with numerically control machine training; a minimum of five years’ applicable experience as a machinist, including experience working with the structural materials found in the systems noted above, including aluminum, steel, inconel, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, G10, and fiber-reinforced plastics; familiarity with modern machine tools (e.g., programming CAM milling machines and lathes) and able to setup, maintain, and operate them; experience operating 5-axis machines and other modern machine tools; ability to handle multiple parallel projects, including those with both short- and longer-term time horizons, and complete tasks on schedule with minimal supervision; and ability to work closely with students, researchers, and engineers as part of a fast-paced, team-oriented project, from the part design stage through final piece finishing. Experience using EDM machines is desired. Job #16147

Overtime availability is desired.

Resumes detailing professional experience and technical skillsets are required. A cover letter is requested.