Hardware Lab Technician

Updated on 5/15/2024

Atomic Machines Inc.

Atomic Machines Inc.

51-200 employees

Robotic manufacturing platform for MEMS devices

Industrial & Manufacturing
Robotics & Automation


Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
Data Analysis
  • Proven experience in a laboratory setting, preferably in MEMS or micro-electronics development and assembly.
  • Strong understanding of material science principles, laboratory techniques, and safety protocols.
  • Exceptional hands-on materials processing and microassembly skills.
  • Ability to perform assembly operations under microscopes or other magnifying devices.
  • Proficiency in using and maintaining laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Ability to run physical tests and analyses from written standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills for accurate data recording and reporting.
  • Familiarity with data analysis and reporting tools like Excel, Google Sheets, or JMP.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, collaborating with scientists, engineers, and other technicians.
  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent plus five years of industry experience.
  • Follow established protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to prepare materials and assemble device prototypes for customer samples and internal validation.
  • Follow established protocols and SOPs to carry out experiments and tests accurately and safely.
  • Assist in developing and optimizing new assembly procedures and methods, collaborating with cross-functional teams, including scientists, engineers, and manufacturing personnel.
  • Prepare components and sub-systems for assembly.
  • Handle small and delicate parts (mm and sub-mm size scale) under a microscope with tweezers while wearing gloves or in a glove box.
  • Perform cleaning of materials with solvents in a fume hood.
  • Use metrology instruments, including mass balance, micrometer, optical microscope, profilometer, and SEM/EDS.
  • Operate thermal processing tools (e.g., ovens, tube furnaces) and perform physical vapor deposition (e.g., using sputtering systems).
  • Perform Failure Analysis.
  • Prepare samples for cross-sectioning - epoxy mount and polish. Inspect with X-ray, an optical microscope, and SEM/EDS.
  • Collect and summarize experimental data for review by team members and supervising staff.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the laboratory space, ensuring compliance with safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Handle and dispose of hazardous chemicals and waste materials in compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Maintain inventory of materials and laboratory supplies and order replenishments as needed.
  • Train team members on assembly processes and safety protocols, staying updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and safety protocols.
  • Participate in safety training programs and ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations.

Atomic Machines is at the forefront of robotic manufacturing technologies, specializing in innovative solutions for micro-electromechanical (MEMS) devices. Their platform leverages advanced robotics and MEMS technology for precision atomic-level material manipulation, setting new standards in the MEMS production industry. This focus on specialized, high-precision manufacturing makes it an exceptional workplace for those interested in cutting-edge technology and engineering excellence.

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Berkeley, California



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