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Prototype Machinist

SRC, Inc.
Syracuse, NY
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Position Description

SRC, Inc. is currently seeking a prototype machinist/model maker/tool maker machinist who will work under limited supervision to apply knowledge of machining and metal fabrication to create proof of concept models, parts, and assemblies in a research and development (R&D) environment on electronic warfare, radar and communication systems. Activities will include, but not be limited to layout, machining and fabricating quality prototypes using manual and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines, sheet metal equipment, 3D printers, and a wide variety of hand and power tools


  • Interpret engineering models, drawings or sketches to fabricate parts and assembly hardware in support of R&D programs
  • Provide innovative input, as appropriate, to engineering staff to help meet overall program goals
  • Set up, adjust and operate machine tools including, but not limited to, manual and CNC mill, manual lathe, various saws, drill press, sheet metal bending-forming-shearing equipment, hand tools and power equipment, 3D printer, etc
  • Use all applicable precision measuring tools including micrometers, calipers, verniers, height and depth gages, gage pins and blocks, etc
  • Review work requested and determine best methods and sequences of operations to fabricate parts efficiently and cost effectively
  • Maintain and operate all machine tools in a proper and safe manner
  • Keep machines, tools and equipment clean and well maintained

Position Requirements
  • Associate degree or equivalent formal technical training and experience as a model maker, tool maker or machinist
  • 10 or more years of related work experience in a precision environment preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and willingness to professionally interface with engineers during the fabrication process
  • Ability to work with loosely defined designs and fast changing requirements from written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to apply common sense and utilize critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in reading and understanding dimensioning, tolerancing, shop math, geometry, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and the use of precision measuring instruments
  • Must be able to read, understand and interpret electronic drawings, electronic models, mechanical drawings, and assembly drawings
  • Proficient in bench work including drilling, tapping, filing, assembly, and inspection of components for form, fit and function
  • Strong problem-solving skills, thinking outside of the box, creativity, analytical thinking, and positive interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to work with little guidance to meet objectives
  • Safety and quality awareness and compliance are required
  • Meticulous attention to details, accuracy, completeness and aesthetics of final product

Preferred Requirements

  • SolidWorks (or solid modeling) experience preferred
  • CNC programming experience (GibbsCAM or similar software)
  • Ability to work overtime and/or weekends, at times, to meet the needs of the business
  • 3D printer operations
  • Layout and sheet metal forming experience
  • Working knowledge of 5S
  • Must have general computer skills including MS Office, Word and Excel
  • Must be able to meet occupational requirements including the ability to lift, move and walk with 40 lbs; some heavy lifting may be required

Security Clearance Requirements

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

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