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Senior Prototype Model Maker/Quick-turn NPI Machinist

Senior Prototype Model Maker/Quick-turn NPI Machinist
by Admin on 01-08-2024 at 12:53 pm

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Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights in electronic design, simulation, prototyping, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~15,000 employees create world-class solutions in communications, 5G, automotive, energy, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Learn more about what we do.

Our powerful, award-winning culture embraces a bold vision of where technology can take us and a passion for tackling challenging problems with industry-first solutions. Diversity, equity & inclusion are integral parts of our culture and drivers of innovation at Keysight. We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers.


Senior Prototype Model Maker/Quick-turn NPI Machinist

Keysight Santa Rosa has an opening for a Senior Protype Model Maker & NC Programmer.

As a Model Maker, your job is to work in our Precision Mesoscale Technology Center providing prototype parts, custom tooling, as well as other parts, to a wide Keysight customer base. Must be able to produce parts which meet customer’s requirements and specifications, as well as working as a team with the customer engineer(s) to identify DFM opportunities. Ability to quickly produce prototypes from a “napkin sketch” design, all the way to a fully annotated 3D body with 2D drawing.

Physical and Environmental Demands

  • Capable of standing at a machine for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use computers and manufacturing software
  • Capable of safely lifting 40 lbs.


  • Effective and safe use of Model Shop equipment and materials to fabricate components, prototypes, fixtures, etc., from a sketch, 2D drawing, and/or 3D solid model.
  • Work with complex, tight tolerance parts
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and files, including GD&T proficiency
  • Ability to setup and operate both manual, and CNC machines, mills, lathes, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge in secondary operations such as deburring, polishing, heat-treating, surface grinding, etc.
  • Journeyman with a minimum of 7 years sustained experience in directly related positions and activities. Technical Degree, specialized training/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Strong mathematical and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong working background using CAD and CAM software. Siemen’s NX CAD & CAM proficiency strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, take ownership of assignments, and complete tasks thoroughly, accurately, and on-time
  • Ability to quickly deliver prototypes, as well as develop stable production processes
  • Desire experience with ultra-high precision 5-axis milling machines, especially utilizing Heidenhain controls
  • Activities organized and aligned with company goals and objectives
  • Demonstrates flexibility, willingness to reprioritize activities to support and meet customer needs
  • Demonstrates good judgement and decision-making skills
  • Maintain a neat, organized work area and equipment, in a clean environment, and following all company safety guidelines.
  • Collaborate with other Model Makers to troubleshoot issues
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Careers Privacy Statement

***Keysight is an Equal Opportunity Employer.***

Keysight Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

The level of role will be based on applicable experience, education and skills; Most offers will be between the minimum and the midpoint of the Salary Range listed below.

California pay range (Master Level): MIN $84,000 – MAX$140,000

Note: For other locations, pay ranges will vary by region

This role is eligible for Keysight Results Bonus Program

US Employees may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, Accident, Disability insurance
  • Business Travel Accident and Business Travel Health
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Flexible Time Off, Paid Holidays
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Discounts, Perks
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption Assistance
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
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To view the job application please visit careers-keysight.icims.com.

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