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Iridia is an emerging San Diego company bringing together DNA chemistry, electronics, molecular biology and nanofabrication technology to develop a revolutionary long-term data storage platform.

Exciting Right! We are on the cutting edge of this unique field and are seeking innovative, motivated and passionate team members to join us to solve this critical world need that will revolutionize technology! We offer an exciting and diverse team where our experiences and backgrounds make us stronger and energize us to change the technology world. Iridia, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer competitive employee compensation package that includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock Options
  • Great healthcare benefits with employer contribution

If you have our level of passion and commitment, consider our team! To apply, email your CV/resume to careers@iridia.com.

Current Job Openings

Position Summary: 

The Senior Mechanical Technician (possibly titled as Lab Manager, depending on experience) will report to the VP of Engineering and will be work on the company’s research and development projects.   This role will be the tactical execution and organizing force in the laboratory.  The right candidate will also manage much of our facilities / operations aspects.   The team will look to you as someone that gets things done in the lab – whether it be coordinating ordering with our purchasing staff, organizing, executing mechanical builds, assembling, or finding ways to make our scientists, engineers, and operations staff be more efficient.

You would start each week with a list of what you believe should be accomplished each week with the VP Engineering and select Operations staff – you would be seen as the person who has a pulse on the needs in the lab and provides clarity in what needs to be done in a given week.    You would also be the point person for hiring temporary staff to help with surges in assembly, operations, or technical work in the laboratory.

There would be opportunity for advanced in learning new skills by working with engineers, scientists, or the VP of Engineering.   This person would also lead the maintenance of our prototyping equipment.

How you will contribute:

  • Maintain an organized, stocked laboratory whose objective is to maximize the efficiency of all of the staff that use the lab.
  • Build, repair, and maintain mechanical and electro mechanical systems.
  • Manage technician staff and skill set matrices ensuring that we have cross training and a full set of skill set coverage with either full-time, part-time staff, or swing shift staff looking for secondary income to help us fill critical skill sets.

What you will bring:

  • Significant experience in mechanical assembly and/or machining.
  • Experience in with sheet metal, 3D printing, and laser cutting (e.g. Universal Laser R5000).
  • Experience with box builds (e.g. control panels) is a major plus with lightweight wiring (e.g. mechatronic experience).
  • Experience working with Solidworks PDM and/or Arena Solutions PLM.
  • Track record of diligent attention to detail on documentation.
  • An organized, clean lab gives you a warm fuzzy feeling.
  • You don’t mind the extra work of cleaning up after very busy, distracted engineers and/or scientists – as it takes a village to move mountains.
  • A love of metric fasteners but an appreciation for keeping standard components in stock just in case.

Position Summary: 

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will report to a Staff Systems Engineer and will be work on the company’s research and development projects.   This role will be responsible for designing, building, and testing mechanical engineering solutions to aid the team in the attainment of their goals.  This person would use their expertise in mechanical engineering to network with the team of scientists, biochemists, and other engineers to develop mechanical systems, fixtures, and light automation solutions for the team.   They will be responsible for operating our in-house rapid prototyping capabilities that include a Mark Forged X7, Form 3, Universal Laser R5000 system, and we define our mechanical prototyping shop.

You will also have commitment from the VP of Engineering to provide coaching to you in your career advancement.  Here, Iridia would commit to helping you hone/build additional skills in Solidworks, Solidworks PDM, rapid prototyping, or other areas that are you see as important to advance.

This role will also have project leadership in the mechanical engineering realm, for example, being responsible for delivering light automation solutions to certain RnD needs.   This would include managing the activities of external parties executing work.

How you will contribute:

  • Design, build, test, and support mechanical engineer solutions for our scientists, engineers, chemists, and office administrative staff.  We will have a service mentality, where you would be seen as the point person for new mechanical needs.
  • Develop lightweight automation projects quickly to achieve better uniformity, reduce costs, and/or enable process steps that are difficult (or not possible) to achieve by other means.
  • Leverage the use of in-house rapid prototyping to accelerate timelines and find ways to innovatively get around challenging lead times that exist with more traditional mechanical fabrication (e.g. machine shops).   This includes identifying to new prototype systems to invest in.
  • Actively network and learn all areas of RnD to find ways to use mechanical engineering skills to help people solve the problems they face in their workstreams.

 

 

What you will bring:

  • Expert knowledge of Solidworks.
  • Significant experience in mechanical design using machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, and laser cutting.
  • Experience with box builds (e.g. control panels) is a major plus with lightweight wiring (e.g. mechatronic experience).
  • Experience working with Solidworks PDM and/or Arena Solutions PLM.
  • Track record of diligent attention to detail on documentation and an eye for organizing product data files.
  • Experience writing clear assembly instructions and thinking through how manufacturing processes impact design.
  • A love of metric fasteners but an appreciation for keeping standard components in stock just in case.

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