CNC Machinist

Alameda /
Product – System Integration /
/ On-site
Mekonos is a company dedicated to making personalized therapies more accessible.
Our mission is to build the future of cell therapies on a chip and we are building the first-of-its-kind digital cell-engineering platform. Our universal delivery strategy utilizes a scalable silicon chip architecture to deliver molecular cargo into cells ex vivo at high throughput with exceptional yield. This novel approach enables the parallel engineering of cells for direct applications in precision medicine, synthetic biology, and fundamental science.
We are an interdisciplinary team of individuals passionate about solving some of the world’s most difficult technical challenges in medicine. As a company, we think great ideas should embody elegance and scalability, and we believe that diversity is at the root of every great innovation. With backgrounds in cell biology, materials chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering, physics, computer science and business, we are brought together by our curiosity and passion for solving difficult technical problems. As part of our team, you will work at the intersection of biology and engineering developing cutting-edge technologies with direct commercial applications in precision medicine.

We are looking for a CNC Machinist to join to join our System Integration team and have impact in the following ways:

    • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary Product domain, including the System Integration Group.
    • Provide rapid prototyping services and support for internal R&D, including operating and maintaining CNC mills
    • Interpret part drawings, prepare stock materials for machining, design and manufacture tooling as needed
    • Perform post-production quality checks and verification of CNC output
    • Maintain and clean CNC machines and other tools
    • Support Mekonos' 3D printing ecosystem, consisting of setup, routine maintenance, repair, and operation of 3D printers (SLA & FDM)

What you have accomplished:

    • High school diploma or equivalent, AA/AS degree preferred
    • Experience setting up and operating (and maintaining) CNC mills
    • Knowledge of CNC programming
    • Ability to read and interpret 3D models and technical drawings
    • Experience machining different materials such as plastics, soft metals, and tool metals
    • Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Knowledge of 3D printing principles, materials, and software is a bonus
    • Basic computer skills and familiarity with common office software
    • Good communication and customer service skills
    • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Willingness to learn new skills and adapt to changing need

    • This is an in-person role, based in Alameda, CA. 

      You are not expected to have experience with all listed requirements. If you feel passionately about our mission and values, please consider applying.

Within 1 month, you will:

    • Learn about our organization’s mission, vision, and values
    • Learn about your role and department, meeting your colleagues and collaborators
    • Learn about your team’s Objectives and Key Results for the year
    • Complete mandatory safety trainings
    • Begin operating and maintaining machining tools

Within 2 months, you will:

    • Have a conversation with your manager about how you can contribute to your teams’ goals
    • Complete all learning modules of our Onboarding playbook
    • Learn our prototyping process and nuances of different iterations

Within 3 months, you will:

    • Work with engineers to optimize part designs for manufacturing
    • Take ownership of the machining tools, performing regular maintenance and troubleshooting as needed.
    • Maintain an inventory of necessary supplies and materials for prototyping operations.

Within 4-6 months, you will:

    • Create new designs for our internal prototypes.
    • Contribute to the expansion of in-house prototyping capabilities to meet future needs.
For this role, the base compensation is $40/hour USD, along with:
        Stock options
        Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance to meet the needs of you and your dependents, with no premium cost to you.
        Dedicated training and development budget

The compensation mentioned is for a Full-time position, based in our Alameda location.

We'd love to hear from you if:
    You have a growth mindset, embracing challenges, welcoming feedback, and seeing effort as the path to mastery.
    You believe that you and others can always learn and grow.
    You take ownership and initiative to find solutions and focus on what must be done to create success.
    You think critically and have demonstrated experience in tackling challenging problems.
    You’re excited to be a part of and help shape an inclusive culture.

Why Mekonos:
        Work on challenging problems with massive impact
        Flexible work schedule
        Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and live our values everyday.

At Mekonos, we believe true innovation starts with diversity; that’s why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Mekonos recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If this opportunity sounds like it was tailor made for you, please reach out even if you don't have everything on our wish list. We are a growing company and searching for exceptional team members to help us along the way.  We would love to hear from you. 

A note on our Company policies that impact you: Mekonos is an e-verify employer and will comply with all the requirements of the program. However, we are not able to support visa sponsorship requests at this time.

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