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Mon – Fri: 08:00 am – 07:00 pm
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How We Began

A machinist and a model maker came together to envision the ideal workplace.  In 2011, KAD Models & Prototypes was incorporated making the vision a reality. True to the founders values, Brian Kippen and John Dove created an enjoyable environment with a team of professional craftsman. In the past year, the KAD team manufactured over 2,800 prototypes and look forward to creating more products worth making.

What It Means to Work Here

We believe that machining is both art and skill and requires creative thinking to create truly beautiful products. Our diverse client portfolio includes large and small firms at the cutting edge of technology and design in multiple arenas- including consumer electronics and devices, alternative energy, and medical devices. We have a reputation for speed and excellence that is based in our dedication to the client and the product. Our approach and client base provide a steady flow of consistently challenging work and each day brings something new.
Our shop is generally open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm, and we are located in the east bay.

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What We Look For

To be successful at KAD, you should have creative problem solving skills, an attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. We look for team members who are comfortable working in a dynamic, non-routine environment where each product is unique. If you enjoy diverse, fast-paced work and are inspired by challenging tasks, send in your resume and we’ll be in touch!