Job ID: 2019-10729 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Building Trades and Technicians
Under the direction of the Department of Physics leadership staff, the Machinist will operate a variety of stationary tools to produce one-of-a-kind prototype and beta components for research apparatus. These components will be in service both on the Princeton campus and at remote locations.
Machine Tool Operation – Utilize typical stationary shop tools to cut/form/finish desired parts; perform measurements and inspection of machined parts
Fabrication Tool Operation– Run a variety of saws, presses, shears and sheet metal brakes
Interpret Drawings and Sketches - Apply written guidance and verbal interactions with client in the production of prototypes
Must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily
Consider safety as a priority for yourself and others in active promotion of a safe work environment; understand necessary PPE
High school diploma or equivalent; vocational technology trade schools or other certification a plus
Five or more (5+) verifiable years of experience in a prototyping or production machine shop operating knee mills, engine lathes, drill presses, and manual threading tools
Extensive knowledge and experience regarding the tool speeds and feed rates necessary to produce acceptable parts from brass, copper, steel and stainless steel
Ability to read and interpret drawings, dimensions, and tolerances
Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; have the ability to both interact and create a positive and good working relationship with colleagues
Committed to the beliefs of customer service/satisfaction, quality control, high personal standards/ethics, and inclusion
Possess technology skills and proficiency with personal computers
Established track record in good attendance, avoidance of conflict and willingness to accept criticism to make efforts for own improvement
Exposure to/proficiency with SolidWorks and computer-aided manufacturing software
Torch brazing and gas-tungsten arc welding experience.
Experience working with specialized materials especially OFHC copper and titanium
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to climb a six-foot stepladder to take dimensions from existing experiments and operate shop lifting tackle to load lathe chucks and large work-pieces
Must be able to work an eight-hour day in the standing position with appropriate rest breaks
Ability to manually lift 50 pounds of weight from the floor
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 112801225
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