CNC Prototype Machinist

St Paul, MN, USA

Job Type

Full- Time

About the Role

Verterra Energy is seeking a Prototype Machinist with experience in product development, manufacturing and operational support. The ideal candidate will combine strong CNC/lathe and metal working/welding aptitudes with excellent “hands-on” fabrication skills. They will also be highly effective in communication, and support ongoing product design documentation needs.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Adhering to sound mechanical and engineering methods including design for manufacturing and quality.

  • Oversee outside vendors, contractors, technicians and draftspersons assisting in the development process and monitor production progress on pilot production runs of new designs.

Personal Qualifications

  • Curious, proactive, and results-driven team player

  • Can find structure in complex situations by utilizing strong communication skills to guide the team through your planning

  • Understands that a certain amount of groundwork (document control, follow up for planning updates, administrative tasks, etc.) is part of the job and project success

  • Performs well in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Professional Qualifications

  • Mechanical engineering technology major, two-year associates, or technical degree in machining technology.

  • Relevant work experience in engineering, R&D, and/or new product development.

  • CNC Programing & Operation of HAAS equipment

  • Tool path generation using CAMWorks.

  • Machinist/Lathe/Metal Working.

  • Welding & fabrication.

  • 3D solid modeling (Solidworks) and 2D drafting experience.

  • Able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Able to reliably work 5 days a week.

  • US Citizen

This position will work primarily from the Verterra Energy, Inc headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

COVID-19 considerations: All employees are required to be vaccinated.


  • Health Insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Matching 401 (k)

  • Vision insurance

  • PTO

  • Milestone Based Performance Bonuses

  • Professional development assistance

“We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”

About the Company

Verterra Energy is on a mission to harness the power in the world’s rivers, canals and oceans.

To accomplish this, we are commercializing our first device called VOLTURNUS, a pioneering waterpower technology that deploys in harmony with the current to dynamically adjust to water direction, velocity and depth.

We are building an extraordinary team to accomplish this important mission. Verterra Energy is funded through a multiyear DoD contract in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers.