Sr. Mechanical Engineer Jobs in San Carlos, CA at general automation lab technologies

Title: Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Company: general automation lab technologies

Location: San Carlos, CA

Salary: $150K — $200K *

Category: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Job Description

General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) is an innovative, technology driven company dedicated to transforming the field of microbiology, and driving discovery in microbiome research.

General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) is an innovative, technology driven company dedicated to transforming the field of microbiology and driving discovery in microbiome research. We are developing novel, high throughput technologies that vastly increase our customers’ ability to study microbes – the single most diverse and impactful group of organisms on the planet. Our initial product, the Prospector™ System, will significantly improve the capabilities of today’s microbiome research labs to cultivate, screen, and study microbes. Study of the microbiome is opening up an entirely new understanding of the role bacteria play in our health, environment, and the products we use in everyday life. If you are passionate about solving big problems with creative solutions and enjoy working with a fast moving and dedicated team, GALT may be the place for you.

GALT is currently seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer to drive instrument and consumable research and development efforts on our platform. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in leading a team of engineers and scientists in designing, developing and commercializing systems in the Life Sciences tool space. The position is a key member of the GALT team, and will work seamlessly with internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have great leadership and interpersonal skills and enjoy creatively solving problems.



Lead the company’s mechanical engineering development, focused on the design, fabrication and integration of concepts and strategies to support microbial cultivation workflows and on-array microbial screening.

Execute on delivering to the project roadmap on time and within budget

Work with and develop and mentor a team of engineers in executing research and product development activities

Ideate, design and oversee prototyping of concepts supporting product development.

Hands-on evaluation and troubleshooting of system level issues.

Perform structured studies to quantitate and improve product performance

Generate data to support customer adoption and use of GALT’s platform

Support external collaborations and early customers

Work with outside vendors/partners to accelerate product development

Support the manufacturing team with new product introduction

Effectively communicate development status, issues, results and insights



Degree in mechanical engineering or related field. 10+ years of experience in industry.

Proven track record in taking multiple products from feasibility to commercial launch using appropriate development checkpoints and change control strategies

Proven track record in successfully designing, prototyping and integrating complex workflows involving mechanical design, software control, microfluidic consumable development and assay performance.

Demonstrated ability to develop and lead small engineering groups to produce innovative and robust products

Deep experience designing/ developing and troubleshooting electromechanical/optical systems and microfluidic consumables.

Experience working with and managing external development partners

Experience working with operations …


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