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Mechanical Engineer

Location: Pleasanton, CA

10x is seeking an outstanding individual to join its growing Engineering and Product Development team in developing new technologies, devices and instrumentation for breakthrough next generation sequencing (NGS) applications. These instruments may consist of a combination of motors, actuators, pumps, valves, relays, regulators, cameras, sensors, and temperature controllers and will process various types of biological samples. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design mechanical systems for DNA/RNA sample preparation and analysis of biological samples incorporating fluid handling, thermal control, electronics, packaging, optics, and biochemistry
  • Work with scientists, engineers, manufacturing and others to translate requirements and concepts into working hardware breadboard, prototype and produce systems that are ready for full production release
  • Work with process and manufacturing engineers to ensure high quality production of products
  • Build and test new concept designs
  • Document designs and processes (Design Requirements, Design Reviews, Drawings, Analysis, Testing, ECOs)
  • Troubleshoot systems using hardware and simulation tools
  • Key contributor to team of mechanical engineers, designers, and drafters
  • Work with contract engineers and service companies
  • Select and work with vendors to build/purchase components

Required Skills and Background

  • BS in mechanical engineering with a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience
  • Experience with instrumentation in biotechnology or medical devices
  • Involved in product definition and architecture as well as product release processes
  • Prepared reports and design reviews

Desired Skills and Background

  • Experience with at least two of the following areas: control systems, system integration, mass flow and thermodynamics, microfluidics systems, injection molding, optical systems
  • Proficient in SolidWorks and EPDM/PDMWorks
  • Experienced in generating mechanical drawings
  • Proficient with analysis methods (FEA and tolerance analysis)
  • Experience with electronic document control systems (ECO process)
  • Can independently identify design problems and come up with suggested solutions
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team including chemistry and molecular biology
  • Knowledge of a variety of manufacturing techniques and processes
  • Experience operating machine tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, personable manner
  • High energy and interest in working in a startup environment
  • Hands-on, can-do approach
  • Knowledge of software programming or electrical engineering design
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Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics, Inc.
7068 Koll Center Parkway,
Suite 401
Pleasanton, CA 94566
+1 925 401 7300
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