Technician, Manufacturing

Organization
Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented Manufacturing Technician to assemble, align, test and calibrate complex opto-mechanical DNA sequencing systems.  

Responsibilities:  

The Manufacturing Technician is responsible for building and testing complex third generation DNA sequencing instruments. The primary focus of this responsibility is completing each instrument build on-time and meeting all defined product specifications and quality requirements upon completion.  

Requirements

•    AS Degree in Engineering Technology with 3-5 years of experience in system integration and test of opto-mechanical systems or BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Optical, or Industrial Engineering.
•    Experience aligning laser based optical systems a plus.
•    Experience operating optical and electronic measurement equipment (e.g. power meters, beam profilers, oscilloscopes, DVM’s) required.
•    Must possess the ability to manage schedules independently and complete tasks on-time.
•    Must possess the ability to read, understand, and follow written procedures, build of materials, and mechanical drawings.
•    Must possess the ability to troubleshoot optical, mechanical, electronic, and software issues.
•    Must possess the ability to read and understand software exception messages and logs in order to pinpoint system / calibration issues.
•    Basic UNIX command line usage a plus.
•    Ability to redline manufacturing assembly and alignment documentation a plus.
•    Ability to lift 40lbs.
•    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.

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