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CNC Program/Operator Machinist

Boston Dynamics is a leading developer of advanced dynamic robots, including Spot, Atlas, Handle, and others. We love to create innovative machines that combine advanced control systems, sophisticated mechanical designs, onboard control and sensing, and extraordinary behavior.

We have a close-knit hard-working team of 80 engineers, scientists, and technicians devoted to building the most advanced dynamic robots in the world.

Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine independently; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Checks stock inventory of materials and tools to determine the amount available; anticipating needed stock.
  • Programs mill/turn machines and lathes using CAD/CAM software; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting chucks, tools, attachments, collets; indicating vices.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations and keep his workplace neat, clean and organized.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Key Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience preferred in the set-up of CNC lathes and CNC vertical milling machines
  • Experience with reading and editing G code will be expected.
  • Knowledge in use of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments. Instruments should include but not limited to calipers, ID, and OD micrometers, depth gauges, and indicators.
  • Strong understanding of blueprint reading/ geometric tolerance interpretation.
  • Knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts and other accessories used on various machines.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Must be adaptable to a changing work environment, competing for demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Must possess basic math skills to include but not limited to arithmetic, geometry, and algebra for the purpose of calculating material fabrication.
  • CNC programming a must
  • Solidworks, Esprit or Cimatron software experience a plus.
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