We are looking for you CNC Machinist Setup/Operator

Role Overview

PI (Physik Instrumente), LP is the world leader in high precision positioning systems: Nano Positioning, Micro Positioning, Precision Motion and Automation Systems. Our product lines include piezoelectric-based nano positioners, motorized stepper and servo stages, and linear motor stages. Our customers are the leading OEM’s and researchers in high tech fields such as semiconductor, photonics, biomedical, aerospace, astronomy, metrology, scientific instrumentation, and scientific research in microscopy and beam lines.

 PI has an immediate opening for an experienced full-time CNC Machinist Setup/Operator in our world-class machining and grinding facility. This position involves reading blueprints, programming in MasterCAM, executing operations per routings, setting up and operating machines that may include Haas CNC Mills and Lathes and manual equipment or processes at a higher challenging level of precision machining work. This position is based in Hopkinton, MA. The facility will be moving to Shrewsbury, MA in mid-2025.

What You Will Do: 

  • Ability to setup and run CNC mills and lathes (HAAS preferred).
  • Apprentice or technical schooling for precision machine shop experience (CNC or Manual).
  • Ability to read engineering drawings (blueprint reading).
  • Understanding of GD&T (geometric dimensioning & tolerancing).
  • Knowledge of G&M codes used in CNC programming process.
  • Ability to make adjustments with MDI at CNC machine tool control.
  • Ability to properly use common inspection equipment.
  • Employment is dependent on the results of an initial drug test, background check, and motor vehicle report (if applicable to the position).
  • Daily work responsibilities will include running parts on Haas CNC mills and lathes including 4 and 4 axis milling and lathe live tooling.
  • Quantity is from single piece prototypes to low volume production. 
  • Candidate is also responsible for performing in-process and final inspection on those parts and verifying they meet all print tolerances and specifications.
  • Ability to operate independently and go from print to part is a must.
  • Prefer individual with experience in precision machining using Haas CNC mills and lathes. Programming experience with MasterCAM is a plus.

What Have You Done: 

  • Ability to thrive in a team environment, working in a win-win setting.
  • Ability and experience to edit, troubleshoot and improve machining programs.
  • Adapt at working with a variety of materials under tight tolerances.
  • Experience working with rigorous tight tolerances and minute measurements.
  • Seasoned profession who can work to tight timelines and match delivery dates.
  • Capability to operate multiple machines when timelines demand and safety requirements are met.
  • Capacity for continual process improvements mindset; efficient is better.
  • Complete all functions in compliance with all company standards with a safety-first mentality.
  • Curious and lifelong learner who brings new ideas to the organization.
  • Honest, trustworthy, and empathetic with colleagues.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and desiring continuous growth, work independently.

What We Provide:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO medical plan with HSA.
  • Dental and vision insurance.
  • LTD & Life insurance.
  • 401k with a generous company match.

We operate first shift, 7 am - 3:30 pm.

PI (Physik Instrumente), LP is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Employment is dependent on the results a background check. We are open to reasonable accommodation – please contact us at curtc@pi-usa.us for consideration.  

We are not currently providing work authorization or sponsorship for this opportunity. 
This position will be based in our Hopkinton, MA facility until at least June 2025.  After this time, the job location may be relocated to our Shrewsbury, MA facility.  Please take this into consideration when applying.