Engineering and Manufacturing Technician

Cambridge, MA /
Engineering /
/ On-site

Volta Labs, Inc. ( is an MIT spin-off that has unlocked powerful new capabilities with our proprietary fluidic technology. Working at the intersection of engineering and biology, we are developing the future of automation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in life sciences. We are at an exciting inflection point as we emerge out of stealth mode and scale up. Alongside our collaborators, we have demonstrated powerful and unique competencies that are now being developed into robust products for the decentralization of Next Generation Sequencing. This beachhead application is on the bleeding edge of innovation and adoption, and we intend to shape the future with our paradigm shifting platform. 

Working at Volta Labs means having big ambitions for solving the world’s most challenging problems. We take pride in having a wealth of internal knowledge and experiences across all aspects of technology, and we hope that you can add fresh perspectives to that! We strive to build a community of collaborative, disruptive, and respectful team members who feel empowered to be themselves every day.

How you will contribute:

    • Manufacture and qualify Volta’s consumables to support internal use and manage the inventory of consumable materials
    • Perform and document quality control of Volta consumables
    • Continuously improve Volta’s consumable manufacturing processes
    • Support the engineering team’s prototyping, manufacturing and assembly of mechanical and electrical components
    • Perform (and document) routine calibration test on Volta’s instruments
    • Manage spare part inventory for our instrument fleet
    • Elevate issues and help solve problems
    • As an engineering and manufacturing technician, you will work across all our engineering functions and get your hands from early concepts to manufacturing 


    • Ability to read, understand and interpret mechanical drawings and diagrams
    • Experience with manufacturing or prototyping equipment such as: 3D printing, laser-cutting, machining, assembly, drill press, band saw, hand tools, soldering
    • Technical expertise to troubleshoot and repair electro-mechanical equipment
    • Continuous learner with an attention to detail and safety
    • Able to solve problems with critical thinking
    • Strong organization, documentation and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently without much supervision

Qualifications considered a plus:

    • CAD design experience (such as Solidworks)
Volta Labs offers both competitive cash and equity compensation, as well as health, dental, and vision coverage, and unlimited paid time off. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and actively seek out and value diverse perspectives. Women, people of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of bio-automation!