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.
The General Manager position has responsibility to direct and coordinate activities for the site. Strong management and leader skilled are required. To be successful within the role, you should have creative problem solving skills, an attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
The CNC Programmer position has responsibility for complex or specialized technical assignments, which requires the ability to work well both independently and with a team. You would be responsible for fabrication of precision products in a range of industries such as consumer electronics and medical devices using a variety of metal and plastic mediums.
The CNC Operator position has responsibility for set up and take down of production materials. It will require the ability to work well both independently and with a team. You should be comfortable working in a dynamic, non-routine environment where each product is unique.
The Intern position requires the ability to work well both independently and with a team. You will work with other professionals to produce precision products in a range of industries such as consumer electronics and medical devices using a variety of metal and plastic mediums.