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US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Machinist to join the Facilities Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits.


This position performs routine and production machining of metals and plastics.

Essential Functions

  • Performs general machining of metals and plastics typically in a routine or production process  with occasional one-of-a-kind jobs (machining ranges from lab apparatus to repair of ship's equipment).
  • Develops the simpler machine set-ups and builds simple jigs and fixtures.
  • Grinds tool bits and machines to close tolerances from drawings.
  • Works with engine lathes (up to 36"), vertical- and horizontal-headmilling machines, drill presses, radial drill, band saws, table saw, bench grinders, shears, brakes, presses and rolls, and full range of hand and portable tools.


  • Performs other duties as the supervisor deems necessary.

Education & Experience


  • Technical H.S. or vocational school machine shop program or equivalent on the job training is required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a machine shop is required.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain a TWIC Card

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements include lifting 25 to 50 lbs and carrying 10 to 25 lbs 20 times per day. Physical requirements also include frequent prolonged standing and walking,repetitive motion, kneeling, bending, stooping, twisting, climbing ladders/stools, use of hands for basic grasping/manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, and reaching above and below the shoulders. Occupational requirements include: depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing, talking, understanding verbal instructions and safety warnings, working around others, working with others and working alone. This job involves exposure to dust or other irritants, grease and oils, and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards.


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