CNC Prototyping Machinist

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We are seeking a CNC Prototyping Machinist to join our Model Shop team at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL). This role will be responsible for programming; machining; working with engineers to produce models and prototypes of structures, mechanisms, and solutions for future consumer virtual reality experiences; and testing. Our products utilize a variety of materials (from plastics to hard metals) and processes, and the CNC Prototyping Machinist will be familiar and experienced with these technologies and be able to quickly get up to speed on new technologies.
The CNC Prototyping Machinist will work closely with the rapid prototyping team to become more advanced with our machinery and with the mechanical engineering team to help solve design and manufacturing issues. We move fast and are looking for a person who is driven to grow into an advanced individual contributor role finding the fastest, most efficient ways to go from CAD models to finished parts in real materials. This position is full-time and located in our Redmond office.


  • Build models and prototypes using various tools
  • CAM programming and operation of CNC equipment and manual machines
  • CNC Machining of complex and high precision parts in metal and plastic
  • Operation of fabrication equipment such as water jet
  • Part quality and inspection
  • Maintain shop equipment
  • Maintain safe clean working environment
  • Maintain stock material and supplies to perform day-to-day tasks
  • Interact with design engineers on part functionality, advise on the part suitability for machining
  • Demonstrate quality craftsmanship, with a desire to produce the best quality components possible
  • 5+ years of experience running 3-axis milling equipment
  • Experience with CNC controllers
  • Experience with fabrication
  • Experience in CAM software and CNC programming
  • Experience in CAD software and fixture design
  • Experience in rapid prototyping environment
  • Experience in communicating timelines and expectations to clients
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for eight hours
  • 5+ years of experience in a prototyping environment with advanced CNC machine tools
  • Associates Degree in machining, engineering, or certified apprenticeship program
  • Experience with 5-axis milling equipment and CNC lathes
  • Experience with CAMTOOL, SURFCAM or Mastercam
  • Experience with Haas, Hermle, Yasda and OMAX
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