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Laser Technician - Night Shift

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Diamond Foundry Inc. is solving the thermal limitation at the foundation of today's most exciting tech industries -- AI & cloud compute, electric-car power electronics, and 5G/6G wireless. We have managed to produce the world's first single-crystal diamond wafers and are now on a mission to put a diamond behind every chip. We are the rare unicorn that has grown fast and profitably. We received $515m in funding and are executing a multi-$B expansion plan for one of the greenest forms of tech manufacturing: converting greenhouse gas into diamond wafers using zero-emission energy.
We are looking for a versatile technician to join our Product Technology and Equipment team. In this role, you will be responsible for the maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of a variety of CNC laser systems, High-temperature furnaces and automation robots. You will work closely with a multi-functional team of process technicians and engineers to develop and maintain cutting-edge diamond manufacturing techniques. Previous experience with CNC machines, maintenance of industrial equipment, and or laser-optical systems is preferred but not required.
Join Diamond Foundry in revolutionizing the use of diamond from an exotic material to industry industry-standard components. Our unique team is constantly pushing the envelope of material processing, and you will be working in a fast-paced environment to support some of Diamond Foundry’s most critical projects. We are looking for people who are eager to learn and are interested in having the opportunity to contribute to new, developing processes.
This role will be focused on night and weekend shifts with a premium compensation package. The schedule will be on nights and weekends with weekly, routine overtime required.


  • Set up and operate laser systems and robots for production use.
  • Troubleshoot equipment that has complex computer-controlled electro-mechanical and optical systems.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance and repairs to minimize tool downtime and increase equipment availability and reliability.
  • Work with team members and independently to support and maintain good manufacturing processes and continuous improvements.
  • Communicate production status and issues in a timely manner to team members and management.


  • Associates degree in a technical field, military technical training, or 3+ years work experience in a related technical field.
  • Ability to perform critical tasks with a high level of accuracy per procedure, with appropriate use of PPE as required to maintain a safe working environment.
  • No work restrictions: This position requires standing, kneeling, reaching, climbing ladders, and occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able and willing to work routine overtime and on nights and weekends to meet production goals.
  • Manufacturing or facilities experience is a plus.
Diamond Foundry believes in supporting our employees from the workplace to their personal and home life. We provide eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. Perks include employee discounts to VRAI. All benefits offered are available starting your first day.
Diamond Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
Diamond Foundry Inc. is committed to operating in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Our commitment extends to ensuring that our manufacturing and engineering departments adhere to the highest standards of legal and regulatory compliance. Additionally, these departments may have specific physical requirements to ensure the safety and efficiency of our operations. We prioritize the well-being of our employees and strive to create a work environment that promotes both legal compliance and the optimal functioning of our manufacturing and engineering processes.
Manufacturing and Engineering Departments Physical Requirements:
-Use appropriate PPE and follow all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
-This position will often: Sit, stand for long periods, walk, grasp, reach with hands and arms, lift below and above shoulders, bend, twist at the waist, climb, balance, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, talk, hear, see, use fine finger manipulation, and complete repetitive motions.
-Some tasks may require the use of ladders or stairs
-Some tasks may require driving or the use of foot controls
-Lift/carry and push/pull up to 50 pound
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.
Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.