Prototype Model Maker/NPI Machinist

Date:  Jan 13, 2023
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  48650

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.


Our powerful culture has led to us being independently recognized on Fortune 100’s Best Companies List and we are “Great Place to Work” Certified.  We’re driven, collaborative, ethical, and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our culture extends far beyond our own walls. Our corporate social responsibility efforts support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. 


At Keysight, Inclusion & Diversity is an integral part of our core values.  We believe that when people feel a sense of belonging, they can be more creative, innovative, and thrive at all points in their careers. We believe everyone should be respected in the workplace and in their communities regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, national origin, or any protected class.  We continuously challenge ourselves to grow in our understanding of inclusion by engaging in a wide variety of diversity programs, initiatives, employee network groups and mentoring/development. This is Keysight – People and Culture - YouTube

Job Description

Keysight’s Semiconductor Infrastructure Solutions (SIS) has an opening for a Prototype Model Maker/NPI Machinist.  Your job is to work in our model shop to provide prototype parts, custom tooling and other parts to a variety of customers.  The selected candidate must be able to produce parts which meet customer’s requirements and specifications, as well as working as a team with engineering to identify DFM opportunities. Requires ability to quickly produce prototypes from a “napkin sketch” design, all the way to a fully annotated 3D model with 2D drawing.

  • 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 verbal instructions, 2D sketch/drawing, and/or 3D solid model.
  • Work with complex, tight tolerance parts (better than .0003”)
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and files, including GD&T proficiency
  • Ability to setup and operate both manual, and CNC machines, mills, lathe, surface grinding, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge in secondary operations such as deburring, polishing, heat-treating, etc.
  • Experience working with various materials (aluminum, steel, brass, plastics including peek, delrin, polycarbonate) and sheet metal parts

Job Qualifications

  • Journeyman with a minimum of 5 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
  • Demonstrated self-starter, ability to work independently, take ownership of assignments, and complete tasks thoroughly, accurately, and on-time
  • 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.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and collaborate with other machinists to troubleshoot issues

Job Function








Day Job




Full Time (F)


Travel Required:





Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable 


California Pay Range: $55490-$92480

Based on experience, education and skills, most offers will be between the minimum and the midpoint of the Salary Range listed above.
Note: For other locations, pay ranges will vary by region


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***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.

Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:

Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara

Job ID : 48650 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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