CNC Machinist, Core Technology Platforms Operations (1 Year Fixed-Term)

Job Number
Posting Date
August 25, 2019

Position Summary

UAE nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a CNC machinist reporting to the Senior Director, Core Technology Platforms.

The successful candidate will work directly with researchers and faculty requesting machined parts and tools using computer numerical control (CNC) as well as manual machines. Duties will include set up, operation, and maintenance of the equipment in the machine shop as well as follow and enforce the Environment and Safety regulations in the machine shop.

Key Responsibilities

The candidate will recommend software and hardware upgrades and additional accessories for the existing machines. She/he will make sure that all equipment under her/his supervision is operational, make or arrange for preventive maintenance, repair or arrange for repair works.

The candidate will also handle and prepare the laboratory materials, equipment, spare parts, consumables, and maintain the inventory. He/she should be able to demonstrate strong knowledge and experience with CNC and manual machines such as lath and milling machines.

The candidate must have experience in precision machining. Experience with CAD software packages such as SolidWorks, Fusion 360 or similar to design 3d objects is advantageous. She/he should be able to design and machine with high precision pieces in various materials: stainless steel, copper, PTFE etc., following protocols of precision and cleanliness typical of low-counting experiments (such as dark matter or neutrino oscillation experiments).

The candidate should be also familiar with standards used in high vacuum technologies such as KF and CF and able to machine and weld stainless steel parts that follow those standards.

The successful candidate must be willing to be trained on additional equipment and operate them as and when required. He/she may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those presented in this job description.

The successful candidate will provide technical assistance to researchers and faculty with the design and manufacturing of requested parts, tools, and prototypes. He/she will contribute to the whole process of product design, fabrication, programming, and tooling on conventional and CNC machines. Once a part or tool has been manufactured, the CNC Machinist must inspect the completed item to ensure that it meets all specifications. Responsible for purchasing of required accessories, spare parts, and raw materials. Maintaining and upgrading existing equipment. Evaluate existing CTPs labs and recommend improvements.

Required Education:

  • High-school Diploma or Technical Certificate

Required Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience working with CNC machines
  • Must have experience in precision machining

Preferred Work Experience:

  • The successful candidate must be familiar with manual lathe and milling machines

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.