Sr. Machinist/ Prototype Lab Manager
Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company
that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics.
Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.,
originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products.
Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire
tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo.
What will you help us create?
Work hard. Have fun. Make history.
The Role: We are a passionate team of inventers and artisans
that work hard to drive new technology investigations, create novel
solutions and deliver high-quality products for our customers. As
Sr. Machinist/ Prototype Lab Manager, you will be responsible for
leading mechanical prototype fabrication and machining operations
for internal design engineering teams. You will help create a
one-stop resource for mechanical prototypes by strategically
scaling resources, optimizing lab processes and effectively
balancing in-house and outside production.
This role is ideally suited for an experienced Prototype
Builder, Machinist, and/or Shop Manager with strong leadership
skills and passion for building exceptional teams, world-class
machining facilities, and innovative products. You should have
hands on experience with different lab management processes
including applicable electrical, mechanical and environmental
equipment, inventory management and the necessary infrastructure
required to support engineering teams. In addition to hands-on
fabrication your responsibilities will include keeping the shop and
all equipment in it in good working condition and supplied with
necessary materials, managing the consumables supply and waste
disposal, day to day maintenance of the prototyping equipment,
managing outside suppliers for service of the equipment when
required, and making strategic recommendations for new equipment as
part of our yearly budget planning.
As a local Machining Lead, you will be responsible for
day-to-day operations, project scheduling, training/mentoring and
overseeing other users in the shop. This includes controlling
access permissions, confirming safety training requirements are
met, assuring everyone uses the shop correctly and leaves it in the
condition in which they entered, and most importantly that everyone
is operating in a safe, clean and organized environment.
- 3+ years of experience in shop management, building/leading
teams and collaborating with design engineers
- 5+ years of experience operating CNC and manual machines,
including mills, lathes, grinders, band saws, etc.
- Comfortable working in fast-paced, multi-project,
multi-deadline, prototyping environment
- Proficient with CAD/CAM software such as Mastercam, Rhinocam,
Creo, Solidworks, Rhino, etc.
- Proficient with 3-axis machining of complex parts with tight
tolerances and developing custom fixtures, to support fabrication,
- Excellent communication, organization and collaborative skills
to come up with most efficient method of producing parts
- Familiar with metrology and various measuring instruments for
- Experience with 5-axis CNC machining
- Experience working with metal 3D printers, EDM, laser cutter,
tooling for injection molding
- Experience in setting up lab infrastructure
- Bachelor's degree in engineering, model making or Journeyman
certification and similar work experience
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon
is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual
orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other
legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who
would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.
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