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Obvious Ventures is located in the heart of the Presidio in San Francisco. Our entrance is on Graham Street, just north of the SFFD Fire Station. When you see WWII ballistics and cannonballs, you’re in the right place. Walk through the double doors, turn right, and head to the end of the hall. Suite 120 is the last office on the left.

220 Halleck Street,
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Sr. Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023
Diamond Foundry Inc. is the global leader in single-crystal diamond technology. We produce single-crystal diamond (SCD) wafers by crystallizing greenhouse gas into diamond using proprietary plasma reactors powered by zero-emission energy. Founded in 2012 in San Francisco, California by Stanford/M.I.T./Princeton engineers, Diamond Foundry Inc. received $315MM in funding and has had a multi-year track record of profitable fast growth.
We are looking for a versatile engineer to design, build, test, and deploy semiconductor manufacturing related hardware. You'll be working with an experienced team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, supporting and leading various projects to improve the diamond manufacturing process at our factories. A strong candidate has a subset of the listed skills/qualifications and an interest in developing others.


  • Working with the automation team to design, upgrade, automate, and troubleshoot in-house and the third-party lines including: CNC lasers, pick-and-place machines, deposition reactors, inspection tools
  • Working with manufacturing technicians to improve operator productivity and with technical staff to improve manufacturing quality, throughput, and yield.
  • Sourcing and interfacing with vendors when appropriate.
  • Writing documentation for the use of equipment, training technicians on correct procedures, and working with them to implement changes they request.
  • Managing project expectations, stakeholders, budgets, and timelines.


  • Masters Degree or higher in Mechanical, Electrical, or other Engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years of hands-on engineering experience.
  • Experience with advanced manufacturing equipment (semiconductor preferred).
  • Experience with industrial mechanical, electrical, and/or control systems design.
  • 3D/2D CAD (Solidworks, Autocad, Draftsight).
  • Finding bottlenecks, optimizing manufacturing flow, and optimizing the process.
  • Rapid prototyping.
  • Position is onsite at least 3 days/week.
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 and catered lunches for onsite staff. 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.
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.