We are looking for you Precision Machining and Grinding Intern Summer 2024

Role Details

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.  

Our culture is open, transparent, enthusiastic with a general curiosity to solve emerging science and technology challenges. If you have an open, inquiring mind and like to develop solutions for first generation problems, you will be right at home.  We are pioneers by nature; quite frequently, we are creating or building a device that will be applied for the first time, for a process that will be leveraged for an entire marketplace.  

We have a front-row-seat to innovation. Our customers are building the future generation of earth changing technologies. Our products help build products that everyone has or knows. We are a purposeful organization, and we collaborate to solve our customers' problems. Our engineering helps build success with our customers. 

We have an immediate opening for an Intern– Precision Machining and Grinding. This is a 90 Day Internship position. The internship will be based in our Hopkinton, MA location, supporting manufacturing operations. You will be primarily responsible for flat grinding components used in our air bearing product line.

We are looking for a candidate who is currently attending a vocational/technical school with a focus on machining and/or grinding.  

What You Will Do:

You will be primarily responsible for machining and flat grinding components used in our air bearing product line.  

  • Machining low-volume parts using CNC-controlled mini-mill and manual machine tools.
  • Precision flat grinding operations using surface grinders (Okamoto) to high precision tolerances.
  • Single piece prototypes to low volume production.
  • Performing in-process and final inspection on parts and verifying that all print tolerances and specifications are met.
  • Work alongside experienced machinists to gain valuable hands-on training.

What Have You Done: 

  • 0 years of experience.  We will provide hands on training for the right candidate.
  • Our ideal candidate will be enrolled in school, enjoys working in a machine-shop environment, and is looking for a start to a career in manufacturing.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • US Citizen or Green Card required – evidence of permanent ability to live and work in the US is an employment contingency for this position.

Additional Details:  

  • Hours are flexible, 25-40 hours a week.
  • All work needs to be conducted during our normal business hours of 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday.


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

We are not currently providing work authorization or sponsorship for this opportunity.