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Electromechanical Technician

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Santa Barbara, CA, US

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  Asylum Research

We have an exciting opportunity available for an electro-mechanical technician to support our growing manufacturing business.  We are looking for a skilled technician to build subassemblies and accessories for atomic force microscopes which are used in research and industry to analyze materials at the nanoscale.  This is the perfect opportunity for an experienced technician with outstanding mechanical and electrical assembly skills.


The Role

  • Assemble and solder precision parts to PCB boards under a stereomicroscope.
  • Build complex mechanical subassemblies for our instruments and accessories.
  • Align, fit, and assemble component parts, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates and microscopes.
  • Read mechanical drawings, schematics, diagrams to determine methods and sequences of assembly.


The Candidate

Successful candidates will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in electromechanical assembly
  • Proficiency in soldering of PCB boards
  • Excellent manual dexterity with small parts
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • AFM/SPM assembly experience is a plus but not required


Business Overview

Asylum is a part of a successful global company, Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and academic research.  At Asylum, we manufacture, market, and sell atomic force microscopes to customers around the world.  We provide flexible hours and a competitive salary and benefits program including medical, dental, vision and 401k.  To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please attach your resume and cover letter along with pay expectations, in a single PDF, to your application.


Oxford Instruments is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EOE/M/F/D/V


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments does not accept agency CV’s. Please do not forward details to our jobs alias, Oxford Instruments employees or any other company location. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CV’s.



Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria