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R&D CNC Machinist

Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Job ID R0037738


The individual in this role will assist engineers in the fabrication of prototypes and test fixtures. Must be a skilled Machinist able to operate a variety of machines to perform assigned tasks. You will produce or repair precision parts using both manual and automated equipment. Responsibilities will include machining, creating test fixtures and manufacturing aids, troubleshooting, inspecting components, subsystems, and executing test procedures to demonstrate product conformance to requirements.


  • Machine Prototype parts using various Machine Shop equipment
  • Work collaboratively to support Product Development and Quality Engineers
  • Collaborate in the fabrication / assembly of NxStage prototypes and/or test fixtures
  • Conceptualize and develop test fixtures
  • Inspect and test product components to ensure compliance to specifications and applicable standards
  • Review samples, drawings, or instructions to understand specifications of output
  • Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
  • Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature, and identify issues
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Provide Machine Shop training for new employees and Co-op students
  • Work productively and effectively with limited supervision
  • Carry out other duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations.  See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms. The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment that may include safety glasses, smock, steel-toed shoes, etc.
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The employee may also be required to perform experiments utilizing human or bovine blood, plasma, or serum.
  • The employee may be required to work with potentially hazardous materials and solutions.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly recommended.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • An associate’s or technical degree is preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering processes and controls
  • Demonstrated ability to work on projects and meet required timelines
  • Exceptional troubleshooting ability
  • Good organizational and follow-up skills
  • Positive / optimistic attitude
  • 3 axis CNC PROGRAMMING experience REQUIRED; CAM experience preferred
  • Strong Computer skills; experience with SolidWorks and CAMWorks preferred
  • Ability to lift heavy items and work in areas not necessarily optimized for service activity

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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