Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. We provide a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupiers, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level.

Together with Londonbased partner Knight Frank and independentlyowned offices, NKF's 14,100 professionals operate from more than 400 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.

Job Description:

Under minimal supervision, design, fabricate and assemble custom prototype mechanical/electromechanical systems and devises for research manufacturing applications.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Design, fabricate and assemble custom mechanical and electromechanical devices and systems to customer requirements or to meet the specific needs of various customers.
  • Apply knowledge of machining, sheetmetal fabrication, welding, brazing, soldering, mechanics, shop math, properties and characteristics of all materials (metals, plastics, wood adhesive, etc. to achieve this end.
  • Work from blueprints, rough sketches and oral instructions.
  • Maintain shop equipment in good working order.
  • Discuss project/system design with clients (Ph.Ds, Technicians, external site customers etc.) and maintain open dialogue concerning inprogress modifications.
  • Function as a member of project design team from conceptualization through implementation.
  • Work with employees to train in the operation of equipment...
  • Interface with vendors in course of prototype development and material orders.
  • May be required to perform preventative maintenance, quality assurance and repairs of mechanical and electromechanical research apparatus/equipment.
  • Maintain records of cost for projects, time sheet and material and design sketches.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Must have completed a four year apprenticeship program or equivalent combination of education and experience, e.g., trades school, vocational school, work study program, plus five years' experience as a firstclass machinist, experimental machinist or model maker
  • Expert in operation of all machine tools, power tools, hand tools, jigs and fixtures likely to be found in a machine shop. Expert in the safe operation of all machine shop equipment, e.g., lathe, milling machine, power saw, grinder, power and hand tools to their maximum capabilities on a wide variety of materials including metals, plastics and woods
  • Knowledge of general machine shop safety regulations as required by OSHA and MSDS literature
  • Good knowledge of mechanical assemblies and capable of troubleshooting problems, disassembly and reassembly of the same
  • Good working knowledge of metals, plastics, adhesives, woods and fasteners
  • Knowledge of ACAD/Mechanical Desktop (automatic computer assisted design) is a plus
  • Ability to operate CNC machine
  • Good knowledge of welding, sheet metal construction and general building construction as it pertains to device/system installation is helpful
  • Must be able to work in research laboratory environment, consulting with customers and designing solutions to problems in place
  • Must be cognizant of manufacturing standards and materials for industry applications
  • Good verbal communication skills

Benefits and Perks:
  • Industry leading Parental Leave Policy (up to 16 weeks)
  • Generous healthcare
  • Bright Horizons backup care program
  • Generous paid time off
  • Education reimbursement
  • Referral Program
  • Opportunities to network and connect

Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Newmark Knight Frank and the job location.

Working Conditions: Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Newmark Knight Frank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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