Senior Electro Mechanical Engineer at Synthetic Genomics
La Jolla, CA, US
At Synthetic Genomics, Inc., we are dedicated to developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to address global challenges. We are currently seeking a Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineer to join our fast-growing, dynamic and collaborative team in La Jolla, CA.

The successful candidate will develop instrumentation relating to Synthetic Genomics gene assembly and detection platform. Specifically, this position will be responsible for development of the synthesis side of the instrumentation development.

Plan, design, fabricate, tests and analyze precision electromechanical and optical assemblies for use in Synthetic Genomics next generation gene synthesis and assembly instrumentation.
This position will be responsible for the engineering design of the Digital Biological Converter (DBC) system which is a combination gene synthesis and assembly system.
Performing various electro-mechanical design techniques in the instrumentation development effort including CAD layout of complex optical and electro-mechanical assemblies and hardware, following specific design methods.
Perform the most complicated techniques and troubleshoot the most difficult issues surfacing regarding design, method layouts, and fabrication/assembly. Recommend and implement solutions. Perform periodic reports and reviews of projects as needed.
Liaison with internal resources in the area of chemistry and biology to co-develop solutions related to instrumentation functionality and translation of laboratory bench protocols and techniques into platform designs.
Oversee the testing of assembled instruments and analyze test results and develop strategies to improve performance, reliability and reduce cost. Develop and produce logs, procedures and reports on fabrication techniques and testing methods and results.
Interface with outside contractors, the Engineering team and suppliers in generation of various tooling layouts, detail parts, diagrams and harnesses based on prototype instrument manufacturing development.
Actively participate on project teams to develop Engineering plans and objectives and to carry out the necessary effort.
Guide internal resources in identifying project specifications and equipment needs; assist in managing the transition of assigned projects to internal manufacturing and/or outside OEM vendors.
May directly supervise or indirectly guide and mentor other engineers and technicians.
May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
Required Education:

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent knowledge and experience required.

Required Experience:

Requires a minimum of five years relevant engineering experience with an M.S. degree; at least 10 years experience with a B.S. degree.
Background in development of biomedical instrumentation, specifically genetic processing equipment relating to Oligo synthesis, DNA processing and analysis, gene assembly, is highly desirable.
Familiarity with automation of laboratory processes highly desirable.
Experience with GMP development and manufacturing as well as quality inspections, data analysis and documentation required.
Strong background Solidworks 3D modeling required.
Excellent communications and analytical skills necessary.
Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements preferred.