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Job ID: 236064

Temporary Machine Shop Assistant
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted May 14, 2024
Title Temporary Machine Shop Assistant
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Temporary Machine Shop Assistant


Mechanical and Materials Engineering - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Cote Research Lab is seeking a temporary shop assistant to help with Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and metal CNC machining in Washburn Shops.


Tasks will include:

  • Working closely with graduate research assistants to consult on mechanical design of research components, fixtures, and test samples contributing to advanced research in Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing
  • Translating CAD models into CAM files using Esprit CAM software
  • Using Hass CNC Mills and Lathes to machine metal components

Ideally, a candidate for this role should have a B.S. or greater in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering, as well as previous experience with Solidworks CAD, Esprit CAM, and Hass CNC machinery. Industry experience in manufacturing engineering is a plus.

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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