The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is Now Hiring a Mechanical Engineering Machinist

Position Title: Mechanical Engineering Machinist (Equipment Technician)

Appointment Type: Regular

Company: The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Location: Rapid City, SD

Estimated Salary or Wage: $16.61+ hourly, depending upon education and experience

Date application window opens: Currently

Date application window closes: Until filled

Employer contact information: Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203.

The Primary Job Functions Include:

  • Work with machine shop staff and assist in day to day operations of the machine shop including: fabricating parts, maintenance and repair of shop equipment, and student training
  • Assist students with project manufacturing
  • Set-up and run of manual mills and lathes
  • Set-up and run CNC mills and lathes
  • Set-up and run welding and cutting processes
  • Set-up and run of CNC plasma cutting operations
  • Report to Lab Coordinator

Required Knowledge:

  • Experience with maintaining shop equipment
  • Experience with basic hand tools
  • Basic auto mechanical/engine knowledge
  • Basic math and trigonometry knowledge


  • Comfortable teaching and interacting with college age students of various ethnic, religious, social and cultural backgrounds
  • Willingness to share knowledge
  • Ability to interpret detail piece part and assembly drawings
  • Desire to be methodical, precise and accurate
  • Self-motivated
  • A team player with a positive attitude
  • An aptitude for mechanical devices and systems
  • Ability and desire to train and/or self- train in all areas in area of primary job functions to reach a level of proficiency

Additional requirements: A valid driver’s license is required.