Jobs at Samara

Lead Prototype Fabricator

We are searching for a Lead Prototype Fabricator to maintain and operate a variety of machinery to produce prototype parts and components for the engineering team. This person will be the point of contact on the shop floor in a fast paced startup environment.

Lead Prototype Fabricator

  • 5 years of experience as a machinist, fabricator or model maker.
  • Ability to write programs for CNC controlled equipment (ex. 5-axis mills, multi-axis lathes)
  • Experience with 3D design software and CAD/CAM software (ex. Solidworks, Siemens NX, Mastercam, etc).
  • Ability to design and fabricate complex jigs and fixtures for workholding.
  • Hands-on prototyping experience with multiple techniques such as metal fabrication, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and CNC machining.
  • Maintenance of prototyping equipment.
  • Ability to safely lift 50 pounds, unassisted, to waist level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to operate and maintain various woodworking equipment, including CNC 3-axis router.
  • Ability to gas weld various materials (ex. Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Metal Inert Gas (MIG)).
  • Practical knowledge and skill in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, and specifying tolerances using ANSI B4.1-1967(R2009) standard limits and fits.
  • Experience with the 5S Methodology and Lean manufacturing.
  • Previous experience being in a shop supervisory role.