Precision Machinist

Date: Nov 29, 2017

Location: Santa Rosa, CA, US

Job ID: 2130

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Job Description

Keysight Technologies has been unlocking electronic measurement insights for 75 years. No other company offers our depth and breadth of measurement tools and expertise. Our singular focus helps scientists and engineers address their toughest challenges with precision and confidence. With our help, they are better able to deliver the breakthroughs that make a measurable difference in the world.

The Precision Meso-scale Technology Center (PMTC) exists to provide mechanical solutions that enable the capabilities of Keysight's industry leading electronic measurement equipment. As a machinist you will develop and sustain machining processes utilizing cutting edge machine tools such as wire EDM, Swiss Style Lathes, 3 to 5 axis milling centers and multi-axis mill turn machines. Working closely with R&D; on microwave applications you will influence designs for mechanical components and assemblies, ensure design for manufacturability, facilitate release and support production. This position is at our company headquarters in Santa Rosa, California, which is located in the wine country about one hour north of San Francisco. Santa Rosa is a medium-size city, of approximately 150,000 people, with mild climate and lots of recreational opportunities.

Uses machine tools to make or modify parts that conform to specifications and/or tolerances. Working from blueprints, process sheets, sketches and engineering specifications, determines assignment plan, layout, sequence of operations, and necessary tool adjustments required for operating and programming various types of manual and computerized machine shop equipment. Determines material, parts, and equipment required. Performs production, prototyping and/or new product introduction tasks, which may include: cutting and shaping of metal to precision dimensions, conventional and CNC milling, turning, grinding, wire EDM and fixture design. Conducts in-process inspection of machined parts against specified tolerances. May communicate directly with engineers to understand the purpose of a part assembly.

  • Machinist assignments are diverse and require analysis and a strong technical/ business orientation
  • Tasks involve specialized technical expertise and multi-discipline knowledge
  • Problems are non-standard or one of a kind, requiring new or customized approaches/ solutions
  • First point of contact for new and advancing technologies

Job Qualifications

  • Requires Associate degree and/or higher education, specialized training/ certification.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 6 years relevant experience.
  • Requires a depth of proficiency in a broad range of activities related to job.


Keysight is an equal opportunity employer

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Americas : United States : California : Santa Rosa

Job ID : 2130 

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