Cornell University Research Instrument Maker in Ithaca, New York

The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) at Cornell University is a research center that focuses on exciting and cutting-edge research in both theoretical and experimental physics. Since 1954, our researchers have been leading the way in the fields of condensed matter, biological physics, and optics; evolving new methods and simultaneously deepening our fundamental understanding of the world. We are currently searching for a full-time Machinist/Equipment Tech V to work in our Machine Shop.

Job Description

Advise researchers, aid in the design, and perform all the close-tolerance machining and assembly operations involved in the fabrication of sophisticated research equipment for a leading physics lab. This involves the use of standard machine shop equipment such as lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, as well as such specialized machinery as electrical discharge machines, TIG welders, MIG welders, plasma cutters and various computer controlled pieces of equipment. It also involves using CAD-CAM systems and very sophisticated measuring equipment. Strong customer service focus with good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills a must. Applicants of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Must be comfortable using computers and learning new software programs. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to effectively interact with staff, students and faculty of all genders, races, ethnicities and backgrounds in conducting daily workplace duties.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Mechanical Technology or equivalent formal education preferred.
  • Experience as aCNC Programmer/ Machinist (lathe/mill).
  • Familiarity with CAD/CAM software.
  • Experience with Prototrak CNC Controllers, FeatureCam Cam automation software, EDM machines and welding experience is highly desired for this position.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

University Job Title:
Equipment Tech V
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Contact Name:
Caroline Brockner
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