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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:

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Current Openings:

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

Assembly Technician III 

Job Details

Job Type


West Sacramento • Manufacturing



The Assembly Technician III will assist the Applied Spectra technical teams in all activities related to, and in support of, manufacturing and prototyping efforts towards Applied Spectra’s commercial business and research activity. 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. The Assembly Technician III is a higher-level role and is expected to handle complex issues and problems, only referring the most complex issues to higher-level staff. This position will report directly to the manufacturing manager.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The Assembly Technician will be required to:

  • Follow written documentation (Work Instructions, schematics, wiring diagrams, etc.) to assemble Electromechanical and Electro-Optical assemblies including instrument chassis, printed circuit boards (PCBs), and wiring harnesses
  • 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
  • Working with R&D team to build prototype and custom systems
  • Provide feedback to R&D team to modify and improve prototype design
  • Provide training to manufacturing staff on assembly processes and procedures
  • Adhere to general safety rules and manufacturing best practices

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, saws etc.
  • Able to adjust to constant change/ need from R&D team
  • Process documentation
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) or Google equivalent
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)



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
  • Prior experience working in an ISO or a GMP environment is a plus

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently or in small cross-functional teams
  • Excellent manual dexterity with the ability to lift at least 50lbs

Work Environment:

This job operates in a casual office environment with a manufacturing and warehouse space. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Additionally, this role is required to use lifts and hand and power tools.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others and exchange accurate information; operate a computer and other machinery; move about the workplace; remain in a stationary position for up to 80% of the time; and extend hands and arms in any direction.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



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