Date: Aug 30, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Fabrication Engineering Group provides fabrication engineering and materials management for both mechanical and electronic projects using state-of-the-art technology. The group is involved from the initial design and material sourcing through manufacturing, assembly, integration, and test, and works with program teams to influence schedule and budget. The group continually investigates innovative fabrication technologies to assess their utility for Laboratory efforts. Facilities include a machine shop with a wide range of computer-aided machine tools, plus sheet metal, polymer, and mechanical inspection facilities. Recent equipment investments in 5-axis milling, 3D printing, and diamond turning are now on line. In the electronics area, capabilities include circuit-board design, assembly, inspection, and failure analysis. The group also supports the Laboratory's environmental test requirements with vibration shakers, thermal chambers, vacuum chambers, and clean rooms.


A technician to assist in research and development laboratory work and operate experimental and technical equipment under the supervision of scientific personnel or technicians of higher grade. Requires some supervision.


Performs final integration of complex electro/optical/mechanical systems and sub-systems constituting program hardware deliverables to US government sponsors such as DoD and NASA.   Component assemblies typically include chassis, cables/harnesses, and printed circuit boards, and may include optical sub-systems requiring precise handling, alignment, and calibration for proper operation and reliability.  Many of these systems are launched into space on extended missions, mounted on airplanes, or utilized on the ground in support of our soldiers, so precision, quality, and attention to detail are very important. To fully support these requirements, this position also requires a high degree of skill in the operation of commonly used machine tools. May be called upon to setup and operate such equipment, working to close tolerances from blueprints, models, specifications, verbal instructions or sketches, to make tools, jigs, or fixtures as required, or to modify parts to ensure proper fit and function. 


Graduation from a two-year day technical school or its equivalent and a minimum of five years of direct experience are required. Final system integration may require working in a clean room, operating cranes, and/or implementing advanced ESD safeguards to protect prototype hardware.  The individual will be trained in all procedures and protocols relevant to these requirements. Experience using SolidWorks CAM, CAMWorks or hyperMILL software to translate CAD models into machine programs. Able to work extended hours during program integration phase. Able to travel to remote locations to support setup and deployment of prototypes.






MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


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