Prototype Machinist & Programmer

San Francisco, CA posted on March 7

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Mark Fabela San Francisco, CA (94124)
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Plethora is building the future of manufacturing - a new kind of robotic factory that automatically turns digital designs into physical products in days not months.

We are uniquely ambitious and you should be too. This organization produces novel software, hardware, and fully-integrated systems at scale few have seen. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a high complexity, dynamic work environment.

As a Prototype Machinist & Programmer you will be working with the Production team to produce Plethora’s custom and prototype part offerings.  This will include fixture design and setup, workholding design, toolpath programming for CNC milling machines, CNC machine operation, and other manufacturing operations.  In addition to part production you will work with A&I and software engineers and provide support for special projects.

Job Responsibilities:

- Prototype machining and CNC programming
- Ability to program and machine using CAM software and 3 axis CNC milling machines
- Continuously maintain familiarity with all basic components of the Plethora production system: material preparation, tool handling, CNC milling machine operation, quality inspection, shipping/logistics
- Troubleshoot new process problems and work with software team to diagnose machine malfunctions
- Update process protocols based on lessons learned during testing and manufacturing
- Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading technical publications, and experimenting with new processes
- Further organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
- Continuously improve production efforts by working closely with Mechanical and Software Engineers

Skill Set Required to be Successful:

- Rigorous attention to detail and pride in doing precise work
- Outstanding mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning
- Knowledgeable about G-code editing, canned cycles, and integrated probing systems
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, run experiments and draw valid conclusions
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must have a basic working knowledge of materials [metals, plastics] and fundamental concepts of mechanics [stress, strain, etc.]
- Willingness to work outside your comfort zone, in a fast paced non-traditional manufacturing environment
- Assembly experience and working knowledge of basic fasteners and hand tools

Bonus Points:

- Experience with Autodesk Inventor CAM/HSMWorks/Solidworks preferred but not required