Optomechanical Assembly Technician

Organization
Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1305 O'Brien
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

The candidate will be responsible for assembling and aligning complex optomechanical assemblies using hand tools, measuring equipment, and computer based test fixtures.

 

Requirements


Position Requirements:
- AA in Engineering or related field or 5+ years experience working in a precision manufacturing environment.
- Ability to assemble and inspect small mechanical and optical parts under a microscope.
- Familiarity with optical handling and cleaning techniques.
- Must possess the ability to read, understand, and follow written procedures, build of materials, and mechanical drawings.
- Ability to clearly communicate written problem statements, observations, and actions taken.
- Familiarity with MES software.
- Experience working in an ISO regulated environment, maintaining training and following procedures and processes.
- Work closely with other manufacturing technicians and engineers.
- Good manual dexterity.
- Willingness to work overtime as necessary. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.