Engineering Technician-Mechanical in San Diego, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/16/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt is seeking an Engi8neering Techician with a strong mechanical background for San Diego, CA.

Great new Temp to Hire Opportunity with a excellent company

Position Overview:

Engineering Technician will support the engineering and machine shop team with the assembly of custom research tools in addition to various maintenance tasks to support the on-site laboratory.


  • Perform routine maintenance tasks around shop & lab on equipment such as: vacuum pumps, robotic research tools, recirculating water chillers, centrifuges and general lab facilities.
  • Mechanical assembly of custom research components
  • Handle post processing of machined components (deliver or ship components for anodize, laser engraving, electropolish)
  • Maintain organization of general shop tools and hardware inventory
  • Place orders for hardware when inventory runs low
  • Run 3D printers, order material as needed
  • Hands-on fabrication as needed: drill & tap holes, use of belt sander and hydraulic press


  • Basic hands-on fabrication experience:  comfortable using drill press, belt sander, hydraulic press, tapping threaded holes, experience with rosebud torch desirable but not required
  • Ability to perform maintenance on mechanical systems: disassemble equipment, identify and replace worn components, reassemble and test. 
  • Comfortable working on roof of building to perform maintenance on lab exhaust system
  • Ability to document new assembly procedures using Microsoft Word
  • Ability to follow equipment manuals to perform preventative maintenance tasks
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with lab technicians, lab manager, engineers, research associates and scientists.
  • Ability to organize inventory of nuts, bolts, fittings, etc. and to maintain cleanliness of work areas

Education and Training / Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Past experience in a technical setting.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer