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12 Sep 2022

Full-Time Manufacturing Optics Technician

Ultima Genomics – Posted by Ultima Genomics Newark, California, United States

Job Description

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health.

We are looking for a highly motivated Manufacturing Optics Technician to join our team!

This person will play an important role in the acceptance testing, deployment, and commercialization of technologies and products that will have a major impact on the medical and life science fields! This is an exciting opening for an experienced technician who wants to be part of team that makes world a better place.

This opportunity is a temp-to-hire position with eligibility to convert in six months.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Build, align, qualify, and troubleshoot optical systems for production
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of our instrument from a systems- to individual-component-level
  • Collect measurements and other critical information during builds and testing
  • Document device history (serial numbers, pass/fail data, deviations, etc.)
  • Collaborate in the development of manufacturing instructions from existing revisions to assemble, align, optimize, and test optical components, assemblies, and sub-systems
  • Suggest method and procedure improvements that facilitate the manufacturing process to ensure efficient and consistent production quality

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Associate degree in Engineering or Physics is preferred and equivalent experience will be taken into consideration
  • 2+ years of experience testing and qualifying opto-mechanical assemblies
  • 2+ years of experience aligning optical systems
  • 1+ years of experience creating or using custom software for high precision measurements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Collaborative attitude and eagerness to work on a highly multi-disciplinary team
  • Desire to learn complex mechanical concepts and apply them during assembly, alignment, and test processes
  • Strong problem solving, validation and characterization skills; ability and willingness to adapt quickly to new challenges in a fast-paced environment
  • Able and willing to adjust work schedule to meet production needs
  • Hands on experience with hand tools and familiar with manufacturing best practices (5S)
  • Willingness to learn the above through on the job training and/or self-study

Ultima Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws. See also Ultima Genomics’ EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 555. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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