Working at Starrett

The company employs about 1,800 people worldwide. Many are based in the World Headquarters Athol facilty where it is not uncommon to see devoted generations of toolmakers with 30 or more years of experience. Starrett is the last remaining full line precision tool company to manufacture most of its products within the U.S.A. We offer our employees competitive salaries and benefits including Stock Options, 401(k), Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, vacations and more. At Starrett, making quality products is more than just a job - it's a way of life - making it no wonder that the Starrett brand name is arguably the strongest in the metalworking/industrial marketplace today. AA/EOE.

Applying for Employment

No telephone calls, please. If you would like to be considered for employment, please send your resume to us using one of the following methods:

Human Resources
The L.S. Starrett Company
121 Crescent Street
Athol, MA 01331-9901

(978) 249-3457
Attn: Human Resources


Current Openings

  • Sr. Electrical Engineer

    Responsible for leading the development and documentation of advanced concepts and designs of complex electronic and electro-mechanical products requiring Analog and Digital Design Skills.

    In addition, responsible for the construction, test and evaluation of prototype units.

    Principal Responsibilities

    1. Provide conceptual design of complex Electronic and Electro-mechanical products, assemblies and components. Complete tasks according to schedule, budget, costs and design objectives. Monitor and report work progress.
    2. Design and develop firmware, software in support of electronic circuits and test fixtures.
    3.  Direct the efforts and provide technical guidance for Engineers, Designer, Drafter, Technician and Toolmakers assigned to the project. Coordinate work with Engineers and others to ensure project goals and objectives are met.
    4. Direct the manufacture, test and analysis of prototype units and mockups.
    5. Document work by preparing Schematics, PCB layouts, drawings, Bills of Materials, ECN's and Engineering Release packages. Select and specify tolerances, materials and processes for designs as required. Direct and check the work of draftsmen and technicians as required to ensure accuracy and compliance with Product Requirement Specification and applicable standards. Ensure that quality goals and objectives are met.
    6. Participate in or lead the creation of Engineering Specifications, cost, manpower, capital, and expense estimates, along with task lists, milestones and schedules related to the development of new products.
    7. Participate in or lead product development teams and interface with Manufacturing Engineer, Production, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Vendors, Subcontractors and Customers on issues related to design, manufacture, use of parts or products.
    8. Provide input to maintain documentation, standards and guidelines such as; revision control, libraries, common components, layer lists, database management, etc.
    9. Maintain technical proficiency in design and ECAD skills.
    10. Maintain awareness of competitive products and developments.
    11. Maintain optimum working conditions and housekeeping. Comply with safety rules and regulations.
    12. Assume additional roles and responsibilities as required.


    1. Education:  BSEE required, MS preferred;   (BSEE acceptable with courses such as Digital and Analog Design and the equivalent of 8 years experience in the design of Instruments, production applications and manufacturing techniques to attain sufficient engineering background. )
    2. Skills / Technical Knowledge / Experience:  Minimum 5 years experience in design and documentation of Instruments with Digital and Analog Circuits and specification of electronic and electro-mechanical components.  Experience in compact, very low power (1.5-3VDC) circuit design. 
      • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
      • Demonstrated skill in the conceptual design and layout of Instruments.  Skill in the design and documentation of schematics, PCB Layout, Component Selection, Cables, Wire harnesses etc.
      • Demonstrated skill in microprocessor based firmware and software development.  Must know assembly language, compiliers, installers, optimization. Preferred platforms PIC and TI MSP 430 chips and C language.
      • Skilled in the use of ECAD tools for developing schematics and PCB layout (Altium Protel).
      • Skilled in the use of spreadsheet and word processing tools.
      • Capable of effectively leading product development teams.   Skill in the use of project scheduling tools preferred.
      • Experience with one or more of the following tools and methods; Design of Experiments, Design For Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA)
      • Basic understanding of electro-mechanical design is required.
    3. Supervision required: Works under general direction, independently determines and develops approach to solutions.  Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy.

  • Product Specialist – Metrology/Force & Material Test

    Based on our growth, The L. S. Starrett Company is seeking experienced Product Specialists for our Metrology and Testing Divisions in several US territories. The “right” technical product sales professional will possess proven experience in product applications, territory management, customer development and retention, and new business development. Successful team members will be required to optimize and mine sales through industrial distributor channel partners and target, qualify and develop new end-user customers in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, energy, construction, food packaging, medical, metal working, and manufacturing industries in a fast-growing marketplace.  Only experienced candidates need apply.

    Role Requirements

    The role requires a product expert with product application experience, technical aptitude, strong consultative sales skills and a solution-oriented approach to qualify customer needs, develop new sales opportunities, and optimize existing distribution accounts to increase product market share and new product sales. Interest and experience in territory management, new business development, and customer retention are primary factors of success.  (50% travel/limited overnights required)

    • 60% - New Business Development - End-User & Distributor - Present, demonstrate, and sell the L. S. Starrett Company precision measuring tools, gages, instruments, and metrology equipment to end-user customers. Work independently or jointly with distributor sales teams to develop end-user customers through product testing, product application, inspections and consultation. Requires proven skills in qualifying, demonstrating and influencing diverse decision makers to accurately target and develop new business opportunities.
    • 30% - Account Management & Development - End-User & Distributor - Manage, develop, and grow sales by supporting distributor/channel partner accounts through joint calls, sales training, product training, technical support, problem resolution and product recommendations.

    Top Performers

    Top performers will possess a minimum of 8-10 years of proven industry experience working independently from a home office/virtual environment in a territory management, consultative-based sales role with experience in a manufacturing or distributor-focused sales environment. Success requires expertise in new business development, qualifying, demonstrating, developing and securing new customer accounts through distribution and/or direct end-user channels.

    Additional Experience

    Prior experience in the manufacturing/industrial segment or industry-related experience in product application is required.  Sales experience and success in developing customers in a multi-channel sales scenario is a plus.

    The L.S. Starrett Company

    With over 130 years of expertise and a reputation as the “World’s Greatest Toolmakers”, the L. S. Starrett Company is a leading global manufacturer of superior precision measuring tools, gages, instruments, metrology equipment, saws, saw blade products, hand tool products, and power tool accessories for the automotive, electronics, aerospace, energy, construction, food packaging, medical, metal working and manufacturing industries.

    Benefits & Compensation

    The L. S. Starrett Company offers a highly competitive, performance-based, compensation program and generous benefit package that includes a 401(k) program, Pension, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, STD, LTD and a company vehicle.