Feb 3, 2017 -
Are you an engineer who likes to make things in your spare time? Were you in student clubs like Formula SAE, Human Powered Vehicle, Solar Car, or others where you welded, milled, or scrapped together bits and pieces from McMaster-Carr and the cut-off bin to “make it work” in time for competitions? Do you:
- enjoy seeing complex shapes cut out of metal to make the products you’ve designed,
- watch machining videos on YouTube in your spare time, or
- consider yourself a maker, welder, or fabricator?
If so, we want to hear from you. Our engineers machine and plasma-cut prototypes, wire control panels, hand-scrape dovetail ways, and regularly get their hands dirty. We work hard and play hard, and we’re looking for people with a similar attitude.
Our story is all about helping people make things. We empower ideas. We make affordable, precise tools and support them with top notch software, customer service, and educational resources. We’re committed to being the best CNC equipment provider to research and development departments, prototyping shops, educational institutions, makerspaces, and small production facilities.
You, our future Design Engineer, will be a key member of our engineering team. You will be the person designing, testing, and improving CNC machines and accessories. You won't be stuck at a desk all day as a CAD jockey – you’ll spend a significant part of your time in our R&D lab doing hands-on design and testing.
- Four-year engineering degree
- Prior academic or professional experience with CNC machines and equipment
- Experience with SolidWorks or similar solid modeling systems
- Background in making things, whether for work or hobby
- Ability to thrive in an environment that’s less structured than larger companies
Preferred Additional Qualifications
- Software development experience or the desire to learn it (Python, Arduino, C)
- Experience with Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies
- Prior employment in CNC machine design
Strengths and Interests
- Intellectual curiosity and interest in making things
- Willingness to share knowledge and help others
- Awareness of social media and the hackerspace, maker, or educational communities