Fabricates prototype instruments and devices of moderate complexity for research; repairs and modifies ships' equipment.
- All duties outlined for Machinist but with more emphasis on one-of-a-kind jobs.
- Is capable of complex set-ups and devising more elaborate jigs and fixtures.
May suggest minor design modifications and/or work from fairly crude
sketches or models with some opportunity for contributing ideas on
machinery, methods and economics.
- Works with engine lathes (up to 36"), vertical and horizontal head milling machines, drill presses, radial drill,
comparator, hardness tester, band saws, table saw, bench grinders,
brazing, soldering and plastic welding equipment, shears, brakes,
presses and rolls, heat treating furnace, tool post grinders, and full
range of hand and portable tools.
- Performs other such duties as the supervisor may deem necessary.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
school or vocational school or equivalent; 8 years experience as
qualified machinist in tool and die or job shop and 2 years experience
as a Machinist at WHOI. Basic knowledge and use of computer drafting
and CAD/CAM programs, as well as DFX conversion programs. Must
understand basic operation of 2-axis CNC milling machines and lathes.
Last updated: June 6, 2013