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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.

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Qualified candidates,  Please Apply here.

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

Entry Level Software Engineer – Full-time Exempt

West Sacramento, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Summary:

Applied Spectra, Inc. is seeking a software engineer to help create next generation elemental analysis software.  You will work closely with engineers from multiple disciplines to write software which allows our customers to easily perform large scale data collection and analysis using world class laser ablation instrumentation. This position will require working with large datasets, hardware device control, and data acquisition systems within windows applications.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop code modules within existing application frameworks.
  • Collaborate with other members of the software team to deliver well-structured code that is fully tested and documented.
  • Document issues and perform root cause analysis of software and hardware control algorithms.
  • Define and implement test cases which meet the requirements of the system.
Requirements

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required.

Experience:

  • 0-2 years development experience using C# / Microsoft.NET / WPF. If no C# experience, must have equivalent experience in typed programming languages (C / C++ / Java/ etc.…).
  • Familiarity with version and source control systems such as Github, GitLab, BitBucket, CVS, and SVN.
  • 0-2 years of experience in windows application development requiring various communication protocols to be implemented for hardware peripherals (serial, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and Ethernet). If no windows application experience, must have equivalent experience in embedded hardware control.
  • Experience with Prism and Unity Frameworks is preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Real time control of motion systems
  • Fluid systems control
  • Industrial lasers
  • Data processing
  • Imaging and image processing

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 may be required to use lifts 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 50% 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.

ABOUT APPLIED SPECTRA

Applied Spectra, Inc. is a leading supplier of analytical instruments. 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.

Applied Spectra, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Applied Spectra, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Field Service Engineer l

West Sacramento, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Summary:

The Field Service Engineer II will be responsible for meeting the daily service maintenance and repair needs of the customer’s equipment. Establish and maintain proper business relationship with customers and peers as well as performing necessary administrative duties as required and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The position may require additional duties/responsibilities that may not be outlined below, and specific functions are subject to change.

  • Basic troubleshooting, installation, maintenance, and repair on designated equipment.
  • Completing preventative maintenance and field modifications
  • Ordering and managing repair parts cycle times.
  • Keeping up to date on administrative responsibilities such as maintaining customer service logs and internal service records in a timely manner.
  • Maintain daily communication with customers to ensure resolution and proper follow-up.
  • Maintain tools and test equipment and ensuring they are properly calibrated.
  • Communicate with clients to determine needs and explain complex issues.
  • Utilize the escalation process to resolve customer service and delivery issues.
  • Work with other departments to provide efficient service delivery to all accounts.
  • Resolve malfunctions or other crises when they arise.
  • Oversee repairs and technical improvements.
  • Install new systems and technology.
  • Inspect and test material and machinery for safety.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of onsite equipment.
  • Maintain customer service warranty and database.
  • Draft and submit reports.
Requirements

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required.

Experience:

  • 1-2 years of experience as a field engineer or similar role
  • Well versed in technical aspects of field projects, including machinery and equipment
  • Understanding of safety guidelines
  • An analytical mind and strong problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work in adverse weather and occasional overtime and weekends.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications and Requirements:

  • US Passport required.
  • Proof of full does of COVID Vaccination required.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Experience interfacing with both internal team members and external customers as part of a solution-based service process.
  • Proven record of being reliable and accountable for all aspects of their job.
  • Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills.
  • Ability to multi-task activities with attention to details.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

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 may be required to use lifts 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 50% 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.

ABOUT APPLIED SPECTRA

Applied Spectra, Inc. is a leading supplier of analytical instruments. 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.

Applied Spectra, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Applied Spectra, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Assembly Technician III

West Sacramento, CA
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 

Summary: 

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)
Requirements

 

Education:

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

 

Experience:

  • 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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