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

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.