Senior Prototype Machinist


Watertown, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 04/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA, 02472

About Markforged

Transforming manufacturing with revolutionary, affordable metal and carbon fiber 3D printers.

Job Description

Markforged is looking for an experienced machinist with a strong technical background to support our engineering team with quick-turn parts, custom tooling & equipment and manufacturing expertise. We are looking for a talented, driven individual who knows how to make quality parts fast, and who is excited to expand our capabilities as we grow.


What will you own?

  • Create custom parts using in-house milling, turning and 3D printing equipment
  • Work closely with engineering team to develop prototypes from drawings, written instructions or hand sketches
  • Support application engineering team with post-processing and inspection operations on customer sample parts
  • Work with Engineering team to determine best fabrication and tolerance strategies to reduce cost and fabrication time
  • Perform modifications to existing parts or sub-assemblies per engineering mark-ups as needed for prototype development
  • Measure and inspect all parts to ensure dimensions are within prescribed tolerances
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment

Important Note: 

Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit, but are not currently listed. Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply!

Ability to safely and skillfully operate all the following equipment:

  • CNC Mill
  • CNC Lathe
  • CAD and CAM software packages (experience with Solidworks and HSM Works a plus)
  • Various other typical machine shop equipment
  • Various inspection and measurement equipment

What you have:

  • 8+ years of professional experience in a precision machining environment
  • High energy, cooperative attitude with a bias towards problem solving and learning
  • Experience as 3D CAD/CAM operator, Solidworks experience preferred. PDM experience a plus.
  • Conversant in Fanuc and Haas controls, as well as prototrak conversational programming
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to safely lift up to 50 lbs
  • OSHA Safety Training a plus
Why Markforged?
Help us reinvent manufacturing. 
We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.
We are one team that wins together!
You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.
Perks & Benefits
We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!
Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.