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Engineering and Manufacturing Technician

Volta Labs

Volta Labs

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Volta Labs, Inc. ( is an MIT spin-off that has unlocked powerful new DNA sequencing capabilities by developing novel fluidic technology. Working at the intersection of engineering and biology, Volta is building a product to streamline DNA sequencing sample prep. As DNA sequencing is the foundational technology behind humanity‘s understanding of diseases and the tool that provides a new view into the fundamentals of biology, Volta is at the forefront of a sequencing revolution; driving sequencing towards seamless ease of use and complete automation.
Working at Volta Labs means having big ambitions for solving the world’s most challenging problems. Volta has brought ht together individuals from many different fields (physics, biology, engineering, operations) to work toward one main shared goal -- build the most advanced sample prep solution for sequencing. We are a product and data-driven company where employees are expected to learn, grow and thrive in a fast-paced, open, and collaborative environment. This is an exciting phase to Volta with huge upside potential. With commercialization imminent, our product has the potential to change the future of sequencing.
You will be joining the Engineering team at Volta Labs and have the opportunity to collaborate with the team on a variety of projects including consumable manufacturing, prototyping, instrument assembly, instrument qualification and other projects as needed. As you learn, you will have the opportunity to grow in the company and gain responsibilities.

Job responsibilities:

  • Assemble and qualify Volta’s consumables to support internal use and manage the inventory of consumable materials
  • Perform quality control and document assembly of Volta consumables
  • Help improve Volta’s consumable manufacturing processes
  • Support the engineering team’s prototyping, manufacturing and assembly of mechanical and electrical components
  • Elevate issues and help solve problems
  • As engineering and manufacturing technician, you will work across all our engineering functions and get your hands on projects from early concepts to scale-up manufacturing


  • Hands-on experience with manufacturing or prototyping equipment such as: 3D printing, laser-cutting, CNC machining, assembly, drill press, band saw, hand tools, soldering…
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret mechanical drawings and diagrams
  • 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
  • (Optional) CAD design experience (such as Solidworks, Fusion 360 or OnShape)

Our Benefits & Perks:

  • Robust Equity Program, to build future wealth through stock options with high growth potential
  • Comprehensive Healthcare Coverage, including Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • HSA, FSA, and Sponsored Commuter Benefit Plans
  • Access to Our 401K Plan, to save for your future
  • 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave, which can be taken over 12 months
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off, because we understand the importance of time off for rest and adventure
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • Weekly On-site Lunches, variety snacks, beverages, & treats
  • Weekly Paid Coffee Date with Colleague
  • Monthly Team Happy Hours
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!