maxon has approximately 3,050 employees and is the worldwide leading provider of precision drives. These drives are in use everywhere from deep inside the earth to the surface of the planet Mars.


The Machinist is primarily responsible for management and execution of both traditional and CNC machining projects in a safe and efficient manner, as well as support of other Model Shop activities, including back-up of the Model Shop Manager and ongoing assistance with Assembly projects.



  • Prioritize released Shop Orders for scheduling of Machine related tasks and assembly needs
  • Compile and review drawings, documentation, and specifications required to complete Shop Orders
  • Source components and parts from inventory and shop stock, with notification to Manager for missing items
  • Assist in technical assembly of customer orders, as needed
  • Technical assembly of customer orders
  1. Shaft cutting
  2. Motor-Gear Combinations
  3. Cable Assemblies
  4. Soldering
  5. Wire Cutting & Stripping
  6. Other Design Assemblies
  • Inspect & document all orders using measuring devices and test equipment
  • Packing of orders per factory standards and/or customer order requirements
  • Data entry (via IFS) of order completion to designate stock as finished for shipment
  • Maintain and repair machining tools, as needed
  • Complete machining of all orders per customer specifications in consideration of all safety and procedural concerns (e.g. reduction of shaft diameters, thru shaft holing, mounting plates, and custom shaft features) using both traditional and CNC machining as required
  • Serve as back-up for Model Shop Manager, as needed



  • Technical Capacity
  • Performance Management
  • Ethical Practice
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Leadership
  • Relationship Management
  • Initiative/Results Driven
  • Time Management
  • Professionalism


Required Education And Experiences

  • Completion of Machine Shop Program, via high school certification or 2-year college/technical school program
  • 3-5 years of experience as Machine Shop Tool Maker - Traditional machining and CNC experience
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret technical drawings
  • Computer literate, functional with Microsoft products
  • Effective communications, verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively



This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to manufacturing or warehouse areas.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, and sit for long periods of time. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, and use repetitive motion. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions, such as in typical office or administrative work.



Travel is up to 5% and may include overnight local, national and international travel.



Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Link to apply

USA (East Coast)

maxon precision motors, inc.

125 Dever DriveTaunton, MA 02780, United States
+1/508 677 0520

USA (West Coast)

maxon precision motors, inc.

2860 Zanker Rd, Suite 107San Jose, CA 95134, United States
+1/650 524 8822 +1/650 372 9395