About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: This position has three responsibilities - CNC machining (40%), operation of cold spray equipment (35%) and maintenance of shop equipment (25%).
The Research Associate will be responsible for the preparation and operation of cold spray equipment, as well as preparation and evaluation of sprayed specimens. He/she will be responsible for keeping the lab space organized and in good order. The Associate will be required to follow safety procedures precisely. Cold spray involves the deposition of metal powders (and other materials) using high pressure gases.
CNC training may be available for a candidate with traditional machining experience. Candidate must have the machining experience to translate CAD drawings to finished part without additional guidance.
Maintain laboratory equipment per manufacturer's specifications. Be responsible for keeping track of when maintenance is required and ensuring that maintenance supplies are in stock. Determine when specialists are required, and (with approval) arrange for specialists.
Qualifications: Associates degree
5+ years' experience in metalworking/machining
Ability to translate CAD drawing into finished part independently
Fast learner, attention to detail, ability to multitask and problem-solve
Ability to work with all types of people
Ability to follow laboratory safety and operating instructions precisely
Ability to follow project instructions and procedures precisely
Excellent documentation and organizational skills
Eligibility to obtain National Security Clearance
Preferred Qualifications: 3+ years CNC machining
2+ years' experience in robotic programming
2+ years' experience with generating CAD drawings using Solidworks
Experience with high pressure gas fittings such as Swagelok
Salary Grade: 43
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.