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Senior Manufacturing Technician

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented Senior Manufacturing Technician to assemble, align, test, and calibrate complex opto-mechanical DNA sequencing systems. 


The Senior Manufacturing Technician is responsible for the build and test of complex third generation DNA sequencing instruments and subsystems. The primary focus of the technician is completing each instrument or subsystem build on-time by following the released processes and workflows. In addition to following the released processes, the technician must be able to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner. Typical troubleshooting involves interpreting system log activity and software error messages and manual investigation of the suspect areas, subsystems, or components of the machine. Manual investigation is aided by the use of in house hardware and software tools and can typically involve component activation, cycling, powering on / off, clearances / tolerance measurement, etc. to isolate and fix or escalate issues. 

Position Requirements:

  • AS Degree in Engineering Technology with 3+ years of experience in system integration and test of opto-mechanical systems, or BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Optical, Industrial Engineering, or related field.

  • Must possess experience assembling, aligning, and troubleshooting complex instruments comprised of optical, mechanical, electronic, or software components.

  • Must possess the ability to read, understand, and follow written procedures, build of materials, and mechanical drawings.

  • Must possess the ability to read and understand software exception messages and system logs in order to pinpoint system / calibration issues. 

  • Must possess the ability to operate optical and electronic measurement equipment (e.g. power meters, beam profilers, oscilloscopes, DVMs).

  • Must possess the ability to manage schedules independently and complete tasks on-time. Willingness to work overtime is a plus.

  • Adherence to documented processes, good written communication, and attention to detail are qualities we look for in a good technician.

  • Experience working in an ISO9001 environment is a plus.

  • Basic UNIX command line familiarity a plus: vi, cat, grep, systemd, etc.

  • Ability to lift 40lbs.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities. 


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. 


Posted: 2021-04-01 Expires: 2021-05-01

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