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Facilities Engineer

Diamond Foundry

Diamond Foundry

Other Engineering, Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 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 seeking an entry-level facilities engineer who is willing to learn on the job while working with the facility manager, supporting the facilities functions and technical staff of our 4 locations in the SF Bay Area.
This will entail assisting the facility manager by being his eyes and ears in his absence, addressing issues in real-time, monitoring health and safety, helping with future facilities planning and build-outs, installation of tools and equipment, and coordination with outside Trades contractors and internal stakeholders to provide the means for our technical staff to excel.


  • Project management: Oversee installation of facility utilities improvements and tools, and coordinate with stakeholders, contractors, and vendors to ensure the fastest path from arrival at the loading dock to being in production.
  • Documentation, recordkeeping, and writing: Maintaining records for EH&S of chemical inventories, training, waste, and treatment systems. Preparation of SOPs and best practices advice for technical staff members.
  • Construction and Installation: Implement simple facilities equipment and utility improvements as-needed for R&D and experiments. Set up structural supports, anchoring, and bracing for new tools and equipment.
  • Troubleshooting: Analyze and debug issues with facilities equipment and utilities as necessary, including HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and electrical power distribution systems.


  • Bachelor's in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Materials Science), Physics, or Chemistry.
  • Desire to learn on the job in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.
  • Proficiency with MS Office in preparing spreadsheets, Word documents, and presentations.
  • Attention to detail and ability to take careful notes for future reference.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis.
  • A qualified candidate will have a subset of these skills:
  • Experience with AutoCAD or similar.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and P&IDs.
  • Forklift and Scissor Lift qualification.
  • Hazardous materials training/laboratory experience.
  • Mechanical aptitude, "tinkering", and familiarity with hand and power tools.
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.
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.
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