Machinist - Automotive Prototype Technician (Day Shift)

04_Professionals (technical)
BU3 Thermal Management


This position resides in the Prototype Shop of the Lockport Engineering Center. The Prototype Shop has the lead in conversion of engineering ideas and designs into physical parts. It also supports the engineering department in the development of new products and processes.

The primary purpose of this skilled position is to serve as a member of a high performing team with a diverse and overlapping set of capabilities. This position requires an individual with a willingness to take on diverse jobs and to continue to learn new skills as projects require, and who is able to broaden our ability to respond to rapidly changing project workloads and needs.


  • Creates, design, and constructs tools and parts using a variety of materials including plastic, wood, steel, and aluminum.
  • Uses drawings and CAD designs to create prototype parts according to specifications.
  • Fabrication of metal or plastic component parts and tools.
  • Perform minor repairs to machinery
  • Interacts with engineers and provides design recommendations


  • High school diploma, vocational school, and/or 4-year apprentice program

  • Experience in model making, prototyping, machining and/or tool making fields preferred
  • Journeyman in one of the above areas preferred
  • Experience in manual and CNC mills, lathes and/or grinders
  • Experience in CAD preferred (Solidworks or NX a plus)
  • Experience operating press brakes a plus
  • Experience operating Haas CNC Milling machines a plus
  • Experience operating Doosan CNC Lathes a plus
  • Experience in additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) in an industrial or commercial setting a plus
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Willing to learn new skills as required to complete tasks
  • Able to read drawings and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have customer and quality focus
  • Able to work well with co-workers and engineers
  • Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time

Salary: 45,000-70,000 



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Facts about the job

Benefits:  Benefits-US/CH_CN_DI_IB_LI_MA_MP_MW_OB_PH
Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  R&D
Department:  BU3 Thermal Management

Lockport, NY, US

Company:  MAHLE Behr USA Inc. (US)

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