Electromechanical Assembly Technician

La Crescenta-Montrose, California, United States | Full-time


We have an immediate full-time position open for an electromechanical assembly technician to build, test, refurbish, and troubleshoot highly sophisticated, patented tactile sensors used by state-of-the-art robots, measurement equipment and prosthetic hands. 

The position reports to the Production Engineering Manager.


  • Follow standard operating procedures for kitting, programming, calibrating, quality checking, and assembling sensors.
  • Simultaneously manage assembly of multiple products.
  • Collaborate with Engineering to perfect the assembly processes, troubleshoot individual device failures, and inspect first-article components from vendors.
  • Debug problems in products, assemblies, subassemblies and components, both electrical and mechanical in nature.
  • Manage outgoing and incoming client shipments.

Basic qualifications

  • Hand and reflow soldering of electrical components down to 0402 and occasionally 0201.
  • Use of hand tools for tapping, drilling, filing, shaping using a Dremel tool on custom parts.
  • Operating laboratory equipment such as vacuum chambers, pneumatic equipment, ovens, and microscopes.
  • Recording and understanding sensor data outputs from custom Graphical User Interfaces.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, startup environment.
  • Work from verbal and written instructions, work plans, and directives.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, and exhibit excellent organizational skills.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Minimal educational requirement: High school diploma or GED.

Preferred skills and experience

  • Assembling high cost, low-volume electro-mechanical devices requiring several manual steps.
  • Experience mixing, applying, and molding silicones, epoxies, and other adhesives.
  • Use of electrical testing equipment such as digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and power supplies.
  • Experience installing and programming microcontroller firmware.

Additional requirements

  • Very occasional work over extended hours and weekends.
  • No travel. 
  • Must be a:
    - US. citizen,
    - Lawful permanent resident of the U.S.,
    - Protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or
    - Eligible to obtain the required work authorization from the U.S. Department of State.

Working at SynTouch

  • Fun startup style, casual work enjoinment. Free coffee, soda, snacks, weekly team lunches, and the occasional ping-pong tournament.
  • 401K plan with employer matching.
  • Health Benefits, Dental included.
  • PTO policy, paid sick time, and flexible working hours.