Equipment Engineer

Bay Area, California
R&D Headquarters – Equipment Engineering /
Full-time /
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 an Equipment Engineer who is responsible for the planning, design, development, installation, and maintenance of various types of equipment used in diamond wafer manufacturing, production, or research and development processes. This role involves ensuring the safety, efficiency, and reliability of equipment to meet operational requirements and industry standards. Equipment Engineers often collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, quality control, and maintenance, to optimize equipment performance. This position is based in Fremont, CA with occasional travel to South San Francisco and other Diamond Foundry locations. The position does require someone comfortable with hands-on work.


    • Safety Compliance: Ensuring that equipment meets safety standards and regulations, and implementing measures to mitigate potential hazards. This includes conducting risk assessments, providing training to operators, and maintaining documentation of safety procedures.
    • Equipment Selection and Procurement: Choosing the appropriate equipment for diamond wafer manufacturing, production, or research and development processes. This involves researching available options, evaluating specifications, and coordinating with vendors or suppliers for procurement.
    • Installation and Commissioning: Overseeing the installation of new equipment, ensuring it is properly set up, calibrated, and integrated into existing systems. This may involve working with the DF Facilities team and contractors to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.
    • Troubleshooting and Repair: Diagnosing equipment malfunctions and implementing solutions to minimize downtime. 
    • Project Management: Managing projects related to equipment upgrades, expansions, or replacements. This involves coordinating with cross-functional teams, setting timelines and budgets, and ensuring that project goals are achieved on schedule.


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field with 2+ years of direct experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Experience ensuring compliance with safety, industry standards, regulations, and company specifications.
    • Experience installing and commissioning manufacturing equipment.
    • Writing SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), reports on equipment performance, maintenance activities, and improvement initiatives.
    • Preferred qualifications encompass expertise in semiconductor, thin film solar cells, and the hard disk industry. Additionally, knowledge of precision laser tools, cleaning equipment, high-temperature furnaces, and plasma processing equipment is desired. Proficiency in 3D CAD systems (Solidworks) and PLM systems, as well as experience with PLC systems and troubleshooting, is also preferred.
$90,000 - $140,000 a year
Position is eligible for company shares. Actual compensation may be higher or lower in the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to a candidate’s job duties, experience, and expertise. We will also consider higher level candidates and salary will be adjusted accordingly.
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

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