Science is hiring a

Rapid Prototyper

Alameda, United States

Science is developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, very early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

We are looking for a handful of talented broadly-skilled builders to help us prototype an exciting new initiative.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Transform mechanical and process engineers' designs into tangible prototypes, overseeing the seamless transition from concept to physical form through precise fabrication and iterative refinement processes.
  • Actively participate in design reviews, offering valuable insights and feedback on manufacturing and assembly processes to optimize efficiency and ensure integration of designs into the prototyping phase.
  • Implement novel manufacturing methodologies to enhance precision and accuracy in part production. Constantly seek cutting-edge techniques to elevate the overall quality of manufactured components.                                                  

Key qualifications:

  • Expert in meticulously interpreting and converting detailed engineering drawings into fully functional prototypes through a systematic and precise manufacturing process, ensuring accuracy, quality, and adherence to design specifications.
  • Can generate tests and evaluations on prototypes to assess performance, identify any issues, and gather feedback for design improvement.
  • Experience with a wide range of fabrication techniques such as MIG and TIG welding, CNC milling, lathes, metal stamping, and/or laser cutting. Comfort with construction tools from drills to tablesaws. 
  • Experience in estimating costs associated with prototyping projects.
  • Familiarity with HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in a STEM field.
  • Familiarity with CAD software such as SolidWorks, Fusion360, and/or Onshape.
  • Previous experience in the design/build of modular systems. 

Salary/Pay Range:

For individuals hired to work in California, Science is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role.  We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on geo-located salary bands. The base salary range for this full-time position is $80,000 - $170,000 + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of the offer is not included in these numbers.


At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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