Engineering Technician 3

Illumina • San Diego, CA 92140

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Prototype Technician:

Supports prototyping in a team-based manufacturing environment. Performs activities in a variety of cross-functional areas, predominantly supporting the Product Development Engineering Department. Performs functions associated with all prototypes, including working with engineers in setting-up various fixtures, 3D printing, laser cutting, and machining (CNC & Conventional). Uses sophisticated programs such as SolidWorks to design and/or manipulate solid models to be fabricated.

Required Skills and Education

* Associates degree

* Three to five years prior experience in fast paced product development environment facilitating creation of electro-mechanical prototypes

* Machine shop experience using traditional equipment such as conventional lathes and mills, including CNC milling

* Familiarity with industry standard safety practices as well as policies for machine shop

* Experience using and maintaining rapid prototype machines such as 3D Printers and Laser cutters to fabricate parts

* Experience with fabrication and assembly of mechanical, electronic or electro-mechanical systems, devices, fixtures, parts, or equipment

* Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

* Strong mechanical and troubleshooting ability

* Experience with general hand power tools

* Familiarity with Microsoft Office

* Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Ability to design simple parts and fixtures in CAD (SolidWorks preferred)

* Basic mechanical fixture and/or electro-mechanical design

* A willingness to seek out new assignments and assume additional duties when necessary

* Basic understanding and ability to read prints and schematics

* Ability to use and understand general test/measurement equipment including calipers, height gauges, etc.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at To learn more, visit:


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