Instrument Maker - Carnegie Institution for Science, USA

Carnegie Institution for Science, a prestigious 100+ year old non-profit scientific research institution located in Washington, DC, is seeking a talented and experienced individual to fill the post of Instrument Maker. A minimum 5 years of experience as instrument maker/machinist is required.

This three-person machine shop supports the state of the art science of scientific staff members and their research groups to help design, create and modify in house design instrumentation and equipment. Our shop employs CNC Mills, CNC Lathes, a new Wire EDM system, Surface and Edge grinders, and multiple small and medium mills and lathes. A large fraction of the work involves machining of instruments and parts used in high-pressure, high-temperature research activities. In support of these experiments we machine hardened steel, tungsten carbide, and both soft and hard ceramics.

Position Requirements:

  • Highly experienced and versatile in the use of conventional and CNC equipment such as lathes, vertical mills, cylindrical / surface grinders and wire EDM machines.

  • Capable to set-up, program and operate such equipment for the fabrication, modification and or repair of highly technical scientific instrumentation and equipment.

  • Verify the dimensions of parts and components using measuring instruments.

  • Ability to work with various types of metals, nonferrous materials, ceramics 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 to communicate any requirements or problems faced with the development, improvement, and repair.

  • Ability to teach our junior machinist.

For more information, see the full job posting here.

01 September 2019
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