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R&D Machinist


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Oct 7, 2021


Morgan Hill, CA

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"I found this opportunity on the What Is Cycling job board."

Job Description

Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time! Are you an expert at translating a vision into a tangible prototype? Are you task-oriented with a stellar attention to detail? Would you say you have an appetite for learning and growth? Do you perform best on a dynamic team within a collaborative work environment? If you were able to answer yes to these questions, then we want to talk with you! We are searching for a skilled and passionate individual to join our team as an R&D Machinist. In this role, you will have some of the most advanced CNC and manufacturing equipment at your disposal to create rapid prototypes for quickly vetting out designs from full bikes to small assembly components. Acting as a consultant and manufacturing partner to our global engineering base is a core aspect of this role and your experience and communication skills will be used daily to articulate the prototyping work you are performing. HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Participate in the full-cycle creation of prototypes, from refining designs by collaborating with engineers, to coding complex parts in various CAM software, to CNC machining small runs of parts for lab testing and riding Utilize 3 and 5 axis CNC machines to machine and fabricate parts from 3D models & drawings, using a variety of materials such as aluminum, steel, titanium, plastic, and composites Work with all equipment in the shop, including multi-axis CNCs, wire EDM, surface grinders, saws, and welders Work with local vendors to outsource various processes or jobs to ensure all projects are completed in a timely manner WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN 5 years of experience (or equivalent) as a CNC mill & lathe machinist 5 years of experience (or equivalent) as a CNC mill & lathe programmer using MasterCam, Esprit, or Hypermill CNC software Machine shop skills, including hands-on experience with manual lathes, mills, surface grinders, sawing equipment, and general shop equipment Ability to formulate and communicate recommendations regarding the function, fit, and finish of manufactured parts – you’re a natural communicator, both written and oral Detail oriented, organized, and excel in follow through Preferred Qualifications: Engineering or technical degree, with the ability to read part drawings and schematics Passion for the cycling industry and ability to collaborate with engineers to improve designs for manufacturability and functionality right up front   We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized! See what we are up to on LinkedIn, Instagram, and most importantly, our #DogsofSpecialized.
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