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Applied Spectra is always on the lookout for talented, creative thinkers, with expertise in laser ablation, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering or other technical fields. Qualified candidates, please send your resume to: job@appliedspectra.com.

ASI Career Opportunity

To Apply:

Qualified candidates, please send resume and salary requirements to: Applied Spectra, Inc. Attn: Human Resources 950 Riverside Parkway, Suite #90, CA 95605  Or email to job@appliedspectra.com

We Offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401K plans
  • Paid time off, vacation and holidays
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • A friendly, cooperative atmosphere
  • Opportunity to participate in the early stages of a growing company

Instrument Technician III

Applied Spectra, Inc, is a rapidly growing company focused on developing next generation analytical laser instruments and solutions. We stand at the forefront of Laser Ablation (LA) based elemental analysis techniques, with our world-class scientific and engineering teams. We simplify the process of elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly.

The company is expanding its product development efforts in laser spectroscopy-based technologies to meet emerging needs in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic and life science industries. We are seeking an energetic, capable Instrument Technician III to join our fast growing team.

The Instrument Technician will assist in all activities related to, and in support of, manufacturing efforts towards Applied Spectra’s commercial business. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, have the ability to work under general direction without detailed supervision, and must also have thoroughness and attention to detail in their work.

Responsibilities:

  • Final assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of complex Electro-Mechanical and Electro-Optical systems
  • Author manufacturing documentation (Work Instructions, Test Protocols, Component Specifications, etc.) to meet manufacturing and Quality System requirements
  • Assist in the development of new manufacturing and assembly processes in accordance with Quality System standards
  • Deliver, install, configure, and perform final testing of instruments at remote customer locations
  • Provide technical support using phone, email, and remote access tools

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical documentation including assembly drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, etc.
  • High proficient with lab and testing equipment including automated test systems, signal generators, oscilloscopes, and data acquisition systems
  • Highly proficiency with hand and power tools including soldering stations, crimpers, drills, etc.
  • Must be able to work independently, and in small cross-functional teams
  • Prior experience working in an ISO or a GMP environment a plus
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent manual dexterity with the ability to lift at least 50lbs
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Some international travel will be required. (less than 25%)

Education/Experience:

  • Education: Minimum of an Associate’s (AA) degree in a technical field such as Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in a related field is a plus.
  • 3-5 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing environment. Prior military experience is a plus

Assembly Technician II

Are you someone with mechanical or electrical assembly experience who is good with their hands and has a keen attention to details? Do you enjoy working in a casual environment with flexibility, benefits, and opportunities for growth and advancement? If so, Applied Spectra is seeking an energetic, capable Assembly Technician II to join our fast growing team of manufacturing professionals and this could be the right opportunity for you!

We’re a rapidly growing company focused on developing next generation analytical laser instruments and solutions. Applied Spectra stands at the forefront of Laser Ablation (LA) based elemental analysis techniques, with our world-class scientific and engineering teams. The company is expanding its product development efforts in laser spectroscopy-based technologies to meet emerging needs in the energy, environmental, geoscience, semiconductor, forensic and life science industries.

For this role, we are seeking someone with at least three years of manufacturing or engineering experience who is comfortable using hand and  power tools. This person should have technical documentation experience and is someone who can take initiative and follow through on their tasks. If this sounds like you, apply today!

Primary Responsibilities

Summary:

The Assembly Technician will assist the Applied Spectra technical teams in all activities related to, and in support of, manufacturing efforts towards Applied Spectra’s commercial business. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, have the ability to work under general direction without detailed supervision, and must also have thoroughness and attention to detail in their work. This position will report directly to the manufacturing manager.

The Assembly Technician will be required to:

  • Follow written documentation (Work Instructions, schematics, wiring diagrams, etc.) to assemble Electro Mechanical and Electro-Optical assemblies including instrument chassis, printed circuit boards (PCBs), and wiring harnesses
  • Adhere to general safety rules and manufacturing best practices
  • Assist in writing manufacturing documentation to meet manufacturing and Quality System requirements
  • Provide feedback to assist in the development of new manufacturing and assembly processes in accordance with Quality System standards

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical documentation including assembly drawings, electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, etc.
  • Proficiency with hand and power tools including soldering stations, crimpers, drills, etc.
  • Process documentation
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications(Word, Excel, Outlook) or Google equivalent
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)

Requirements:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma. Associate’s (AA) degree in a technical field such as Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent is preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing environment
  • Prior military experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with lab and testing equipment including DVM’s, signal generators, oscilloscopes, and data acquisition systems is a plus
  • Ability to work independently or in small cross-functional teams
  • Excellent manual dexterity with the ability to lift at least 50 lbs

Facilities and Logistics Coordinator

If you’re looking for an exciting career at a laser technology manufacturing company that recently relocated from the Bay Area to West Sacramento, Applied Spectra is hiring a Facilities and Logistics Coordinator. For this role, we are seeking someone with at least two years of facilities experience preferably in commercial properties who can also contribute through providing logistics support. As Applied Spectra is a global company with international customers, this person should have a good understanding of or a willingness to learn logistics and the various customs requirements for shipping.

We are looking for someone who can take initiative and follow through on their tasks while doing it with a smile. If this sounds like you, apply today!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide general overall facility management services, including maintaining and updating company facilities on an as-needed basis
  • Place work orders for property management services when required and follow through to ensure that work orders are timely and properly handled, acting as the point of contact and providing status updates to stakeholders
  • Research and coordinate with vendors and outside contractors for services and repairs beyond simple building maintenance, ensuring bids and proposals are assessed to stay within project budget
  • Stock and ensure cleanliness of the company break room(s) to prevent any health or safety hazards
  • Order and maintain company furniture and equipment, ensuring that proper research and assessment of costs are reviewed and approved by stakeholders before submitting purchase orders
  • Assemble company furniture and equipment timely, ensuring safety standards are met to prevent any injuries
  • Follow building safety protocols and OSHA building requirements, identifying high risk issues and providing recommendations on resolving problems
  • Provide excellent customer service to meet both internal and external customer’s facilities needs
  • Ensure building security through monitoring and assigning access controls and providing surveillance
  • Act as the point-of-contact for any building-related needs, including fire inspections
  • Prepare cubicles, office, and seating arrangements for employees, ensuring ergonomic standards are met
  • Assist with special company events, including setting up of training room when needed
  • All other facilities support and coordination as assigned
  • Prepare, schedule, and ship orders as required, ensuring quality standards are met and that packages are tracked and delivered timely to recipient
  • Receive orders and distribute to appropriate personnel, making sure to update receipt
  • Communicate with procurement staff to ensure timely ordering and tracking of goods and packages, including submitting receipts for reconciliation
  • Provide logistics support to stakeholders, including manufacturing manager as needed
  • Create and update shipping and receiving manifest and tracking software as required
  • Research vendors and contractors for shipping needs, ensuring to properly evaluate and assess the best prices and timelines for shipments within the U.S. and internationally
  • All other logistics support and coordination as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Customer service
  • Initiative
  • Multi-Tasking and Prioritization Skills
  • Organized and Detail Oriented
  • Analytical Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Team Oriented

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in facilities or business administration or other related field preferred
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