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Research Welder/Machinist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance, Student Services and Academic Support

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Job Summary

The Research Machinist/Welder plans and performs a broad range of machining and bench operations, as well as hand welding to fabricate a variety of short run special or experimental parts, jigs, and fixtures per customer requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

• High School/Equivalent

• Five years’ experience in machine tool operations and technical welding

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two-year relevant technical degree in welding or completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent combination of experience, training and /or education
• Experience in a research and development facility 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to weld a wide assortment of materials using the appropriate techniques for each
• Proficiency in interpreting engineering drawings, sketches, diagrams, and schematics
• Knowledge of standard machine shop equipment including lathes, milling machines and grinders
• Ability to produce results under pressure situations
• Requires a demonstrated commitment to quality and customer service
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team
• Ability to work with a diverse population


Business Hours: Monday - Friday


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $25.00- $27.75

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students.  As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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