Toolmaker/R&D Machinist


Shakopee, MN, US

Posting Date:  Apr 3, 2024
Job ID:  9800

About our group:


The Seagate Research Rapid Prototype Shop provides a wide array of prototyping services at the highest level of quality supporting functional entities across all of Seagate world wide. The shop offers both design / CAD services & machine shop capability. 

About the role - you will:


  • Handle raw material and inspection of completed parts.
  • Manufacture parts to print
  • Assemble completed components.
  • Set-up and operate the manual/cnc toolroom machines 
  • Read and understand the blueprints and shop work requests  
  • Maintain machines
  • Do 5S activities
  • Oversee quality inspection with calipers, micrometers, Fowler height gages
  • This is an R&D environment in which you will produce 1-19 parts, no production

About you:


  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Good machining capabilities on all shop equipment as well as neatness and cleanup when done with a machine.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for your actions.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and writing clearly and concisely.
  • Team Player - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals and work well in a team environment. Ability to recognize and show consideration for others.
  • Problem Solving/Innovative - Ability to find a creative solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Your experience includes:



  • Ability to apply skills learned in the classroom to situations in the workplace.
  • Ability to understand dimensions and tolerances and a good working knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Ability to do basic programming in Mastercam or related CAD/CAM packages.
  • A good understanding of basic trigonometry.
  • A good understanding of basic geometric tolerancing.
  • Must be able to understand directions in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Have effective problem-solving skills.


Knowledge of various industrial machines including:


  • CNC equipment: Makino and Haas VMC 3 axis and 5 axis machines
  • Makino U3 wire edm machine
  • Both manual/cnc mills and lathes
  • Sheet metal brakes and notchers (manual) and hydraulic shear
  • Toolroom Inspection equipment
  • Calipers, micrometers and precision bore gages
  • Good Windows based PC skills
  • 2 Year technical degree in machining or tool & die recommended or work equivalent.



Our Shakopee campus is located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis in a setting with a rural vibe – it overlooks a horse racing track and stables, yet it has great entertainment venues close by as well. With wide-open spaces, the campus has plenty of space for running, biking, shooting some hoops or playing volleyball over lunch. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, tournaments and group workouts. Hungry? Seagate offers an on-site café with freshly sourced foods and specialty coffees, or if you prefer, drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away.  #entrylevel


Location: Shakopee, United States
Travel: None

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