Instrument Maker/Experience Level Position

Non-profit scientific research organization located in park-like setting in N.W., Washington DC
Jun 07, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
Instrument Maker
Nonprofit, Science
Full Time

Prestigious Institution in Washington DC is seeking a talented individual to fill the post of Instrument Maker.  The machine shop supports different staff members and their groups to create, modify, and build research related equipment and instrumentation, using precision mill, lathe, grinders and EDM equipment.

 Position Requirements:
1. Aptitude for tool room practices/metalworking standards/machine shop safety procedures
2. Ability for tooling/fixture design/ set-up
3. Operation and knowledge of manual and CNC tool room equipment
4. Ability to use precision measurement equipment
5. Ability for reading shop prints / mechanical drawing

Ability to work with various types of metals, nonferrous and plastics. Test instrumentation to determine conformance to specifications; ability to interact with scientific staff to determine compliance with jobs submitted to the machine shop and communicate any requirements or problems faced with the development, improvement, repair and be willing to participate in our mentorship program. Ability to problem solve individually as well as part of a team. Interact effectively and maintain a good working relationship with a diverse group of individuals at all levels of the organization.  Other duties, functions and jobs as required assisting the scientific staff on the campus.  High School Diploma or equivalent work experience. CNC certification or CNC Trade School a major plus.

Please submit your application online at through the Apply Now link.  Along with your resume, please include a cover letter with the names of at least three people who can be contacted for letters of reference.

Carnegie Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer with excellent benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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