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Electro-Mechanical Assembler


Chai develops scientific instruments for the molecular biology and diagnostics. Our instruments are currently under heavy demand for COVID-19 testing, and we are looking to scale our production team.

We are looking for a reliable full-time Electro-Mechanical Assembler who takes pride in building high quality hardware assemblies to join our team.


  • Build, rework, and repair electro-mechanical and optical assemblies
  • Pipette, aliquot and package biotech reagents
  • Maintain and complete build related documentation
  • Report technical and procedural issues related to hardware builds
  • Proactively recommend quality and productivity improvements
  • Conduct inventory counts
  • Wash and autoclave laboratory glassware used in R&D and reagent manufacturing
  • Receive freight shipments, pack and ship orders, and anything else needed to support operations


  • HS Diploma/GED, AS in a technical discipline a plus
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Great hand-eye coordination and dexterity to handle small, delicate electro-mechanical and optical assemblies
  • Observant, detail oriented, and well organized
  • Demonstrated patience to perform repetitive tasks accurately
  • Ability to closely follow procedures and assembly diagrams to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Great communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Familiarity using computers and electro-mechanical test/assembly equipment (soldering iron, power tools, etc.)
  • Experience working in a biotech hardware environment a plus


  • $19 to $23/hour depending on experience
  • Paid Holidays + 10 days PTO/year
  • Health/Dental/Vision (premiums paid 99% for employees, 50% for dependents)
  • 401(k) plan
  • Fully stocked kitchen + catered lunch on Wednesdays
  • Flexible start time between 8am and 9:30am    

About Chai

At Chai everyone works with a great deal of freedom and responsibility. Expectations are high as people are trusted to act independently. We share information openly, think from first principles, and have a candid & trusting culture. We offer you many challenges, an environment where you can achieve phenomenal things, and a front row seat as we disrupt the biotech industry.

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