Equipment Engineer

Twist Bioscience
Job Location
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Job Description

Programmable DNA, the software of Life, is finally here! Twist Bioscience is developing a disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world, enabling widespread health and sustainability. Synthetic biologists will use our products to engineer how organisms produce cures to diseases, everyday chemicals are made using the atmosphere as the carbon source, plants make their own fertilizers, in-vivo diagnostics will alert us when we are sick, and many more applications.

The primary function of the Equipment Engineer is to maintain all production instruments in a fast paced DNA synthesis environment. The Equipment Engineer will test production instruments for daily, weekly, and monthly quality metrics, maintain documentation of such tests, troubleshoot, perform general, routine and preventative maintenance on all equipment and schedule service calls as needed. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated and perform other production duties as required.


  • Assume ownership of maintaining and calibrating production tools in accordance with equipment manufacturer specifications.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance and oversee service calls on production instruments as needed.
  • Disassemble, repair, and reassemble equipment according to operating manuals, schematics, blueprints, etc.
  • Perform regular equipment checks, calibrations and characterization.
  • Work closely with process engineers to understand equipment interactions and limitations relative to operating specifications.
  • Support production as needed.
  • Establish PM strategies and protocols.


  • BS in Biological Science field or related technical discipline.
  • Experience with NGS Sequencers & Fluorescent readers.
  • Experience with automated liquid handlers a plus (e.g. Hamilton STAR, Labcyte ECHO)
  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in the lab
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment (lab covering, hairnets, gloves, etc).


  • Competitive Salary depending on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, dental, vision, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k and personal time off.
How to Apply

If you speak science and would like to part of a growing organization, please go to apply!

About Our Organization

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a 10,000-well high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

Twist Bioscience is an equal opportunity employer.

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