Machinist – Automotive / Prototype / Tool & Die

Paul Russell and Company
106 Western Avenue, Essex, MA 01929

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  • Full-time

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  • 10 hour shift


106 Western Avenue, Essex, MA 01929

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance

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Machinist – Automotive / Prototype / Tool & Die

Paul Russell and Company is looking for a skilled analog machinist to support a broad range of restoration and preservation projects. Applicants must have a willingness to learn from others, a desire to understand technology that is more than a half-century old, and the ability to produce work that is a strict replication of the design and craftsmanship of the original builders.

Our machinists work closely with all other departments to support the preservation and restoration of classic automobiles; working with pre-WW II through 1960s vehicles, specifically European marques. The Machinist will work under the supervision of the Mechanical Shop Foreman, but is also expected to complete assigned tasks independently.

Skill Requirements:

  • Repair, create, and make parts to match samples and drawings
  • Ability to protype/model-make parts
  • Experience with classic analog machine shop equipment; Bridgeport Mill, Engine Lathe, Precision Lathe, Precision Grinder, Grob Band Saw with Welder, Water Jet Cutter
  • Proficiency with tools; Auto-CAD, Shaper, Granite Surface Plate, Die Filer, precision measuring tools
  • Basic knowledge of metallurgy, mechanical properties, material science, heat treating and hardness testing
  • Preferred 7+ years of experience as a general machinist i.e. a job shop

Professional Requirements:

  • A positive attitude and strong, team-oriented, communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with all other departments / skillsets
  • Physically capable of lifting up to 50 pounds without injury
  • Full body mobility and the ability to twist, turn, bend at the waist, and work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Ability to take instruction, actively listen, and work independently
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work shop area
  • A valid driver's license and clean record

Sample Job Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, fixture and repair worn or damaged parts and fittings
  • Finish machine newly purchased parts for proper fitment
  • Reverse engineer parts for reproduction
  • Fabricate brake cylinders, special fasteners, tools and fixtures
  • Recondition Ferrari front suspension, clutches, door, hood, and trunk hinges
  • Manage outside foundry, water jet and laser machining vendors

About Paul Russell and Company:

Often described as a dream workplace for a hard-core car junkie with excellent automotive skills. The company is dedicated to craftsmanship and has a passion for cars, like pre-war European Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes 300SLs, Vintage Ferraris, and 4-cam Porsches; that dedication is a must in order to be successful in our workshop. Both our restoration and service projects take an intelligent approach at the outset, a logical and thorough process to the work performed, and a focus on doing it right the first time. We aim to provide our clients with the best value and highest level of service. Virtually all of our machining jobs are a one off endeavor that make no practical sense to digitize and program for.

Our workshop, a 38,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art complex, has been purpose-built to support the award-winning restoration work that is accomplished within. The workspace at Paul Russell and Company has evolved over the decades to include dedicated areas for coachbuilding, bodywork and paint, mechanical, machining, upholstery, parts and materials, and a sales showroom, all under one roof.

Employee Benefits:

Employees are eligible for a full range of benefits, including:

  • Covered Medical Insurance
  • 401k Retirement account and company match
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Personal time
  • Life Insurance

Job Type: Full-time


  • 10 hour shift

Work Location: In person

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