Prototype Machinist

Los Angeles /
Manufacturing – Manufacturing Operations /
Full Time
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds autonomous, software-defined precision component factories that help our customers make rockets, satellites, jets & eVTOLs 2x faster and cheaper.

Getting precision components on time, quickly is the #1 problem for customers in the space, medical devices, fusion, semiconductor, defense & carbon removal industries - in total, a $60B market in the US alone. 

Join our growing team to build the factory of the future and lay the groundwork for a Spacefaring, post-scarcity, carbon neutral world. Our tech already makes us >50% more efficient than legacy competitors and we need you to help us build, automate and launch Factory v1.

We've raised >$100m to achieve this vision, with multiple rounds from Lux Capital, A16Z, Founders Fund, Construct Capital, Caffeinated Capital and more.

Straight to the point:
We’re seeking a prototype machinist who’s ready to help us fundamentally fix the industry by collaborating and running the world's most efficient CNC operation.
 
You’ll work on Hermle and Grob machine tools and focus on the complex as we automate out the mundane tasks of the machining process.
 

 
About the Factory team and this role:
Hadrian's CAM automation ensures that we reduce programming time by 90% and machine cycle time by 60%. This is a core cost and lead time driver for Space / Defense manufacturing giving us a competitive edge in industry. We are extending that automation to the shop floor, optimizing and connecting disparate elements of the business. As a machinist you'll work with the R&D team to automate redundant work flows, and document and test those optimizations to make our factory faster, better, and more reliable. Ultimately, your input will be a core part of the automation we are building to help facilitate factory operations.
 
Factory 1 and Factory 2 are in LA, and this is a full time in person role. 

In this role you will:

    • Setup and run the best CNC machines & robotics equipment in the country, equipped with top quality tooling and workholding
    • Help train a growing workforce of machine operators and factory technicians
    • Design, document and optimize shop floor workflows
    • Identify opportunities for robotics and automation to reduce manual labor and sources of error
    • Perform in process inspection and help develop inspection processes using tools such as micrometers, thread gauges, and indicators
    • Work with the best CAM programmers & machinists in the country
    • Help integrate the tool crib with machine data, computerized inventory controls, and the best presetting and measuring machines in the industry
    • Run real world tests of our automated CAM toolpaths, documenting programming shortfalls and optimization opportunities while programs are running, giving detailed feedback to programmers
    • Work with programmers, manufacturing engineers and software engineers to ensure they implement your strategies accurately

Basic requirements, skills, and experience:

    • Excellent 5-axis CNC machine and control knowledge / experience
    • Have worked directly with engineers, providing feedback on DFM and influencing designs
    • Have owned and implemented a part of a manufacturing process (decided on and implemented a tooling or workholding change)
    • Have experience programming and taking hardware from print to reality
    • Great at making close tolerance parts for space, defense or other advanced industries
    • Great at documenting processes and enjoy automating redundant tasks
    • Have A++ work ethic and are an incredible team player ("not my job" is not part of your vocabulary)
    • Are able to interpret GD&T and blueprint requirements
    • Are passionate about manufacturing, space, defense and the Hadrian mission and have a passion for training others

Preferred skills + experience (you don't have to possess these to be a great fit):

    • Experience working with software engineers
    • Familiar with Heidenhain and Siemens controls
    • Previous experience as a team lead
    • Have a forklift certification
ITAR REQUIREMENTS:
 
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here

ITAR REQUIREMENTS:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.