Machinist/Lab Technician - New York, NY

LPI (Lucius Pitkin, Inc.), a New York City based engineering consulting firm established in 1885, has an immediate opening for a Machinist. The company seeks an energetic and motivated individual at our Brooklyn location to machine components to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.

Candidates should have a minimum of five years experience. The successful candidate shall demonstrate an ability to work independently, in a team setting and possess interpersonal skills to work in multi-disciplined groups in developing effective engineering solutions. This candidate shall also demonstrate excellent ability to set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations. The ideal candidate will possess the skills to measure, examine, and test components in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.

Responsibilities include selecting the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work; maintaining industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures; operating equipment to verify operational efficiency; installing repaired parts into equipment, or installing new equipment; cleaning and lubricating machines, tools, and equipment in order to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter; designing fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts to meet special engineering needs. Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed in addition to repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance as well as an understanding of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Each candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to control operations of equipment or systems; skill in watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Candidates will have the skills to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job as well as to determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of post-offer/pre-placement drug and alcohol screening, as well as verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.