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Stratasys Sr. Engineering Technician in San Francisco, California

Sr. Engineering Technician


San Francisco, CA, US

Job ID: 43122

Category: Product & Engineering

Origin was acquired in early 2021 by Stratasys, the world’s leading 3D printing company. Our 3D printers enable mass production of end-use parts using our Programmable Photopolymerization P3™ technology, combining high-performance materials from our ecosystem along with industry-leading accuracy, consistency and detail. Join a diverse, talented and global team with a Silicon Valley startup’s culture, pace and creativity.

We are looking for a Sr. Engineering technician, responsible for technical activities leading to new or improved products or processes that assist with integrating the new technology.


Products meet their specifications and will perform successfully in the field.

  • Work with engineering team to produce product model and machines

  • Performs a wide variety of non-routine and complex tests with minimal direction or supervision.

  • Designs, builds, and sets up complex test fixtures.

  • Programs and sets up data acquisition equipment.

  • Multitasks and keeps multiple projects going simultaneously.

  • Assures on-time completion of building.

  • Has a working knowledge of the mechanical, electrical, software, controls, and materials systems in our 3D printers. Uses that knowledge to assure proper testing of our hardware systems.

Create prototypes of designs

  • Operate additive equipment to produce quick prototypes and mockups

  • Become familiar with and understand the capabilities of the in-house machine shop

  • Create metal fixtures and prototypes with correct processes in the machine shop

  • Embrace the concept of “fail early and fail often” to achieve acceptance of a design

Collaborates and works cross functionally with team members

  • Proactively communicates schedule and status.

  • Anticipates and meets needs of the project team.

  • Actively engages with the project team on important topics

  • Maintains regular communication with Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Software Engineers to create and sustain a good working relationship and enhance the quality of work performed.

  • Collaborates with Software Test Technicians and Software Test Engineers to improve hardware testing and resolve test issues.

  • Makes sound recommendations to improve the reliability and performance of our products.


  • Two-year Associate Degree in a mechanical field or equivalent work experience or 8+ years total experience in lieu of education

  • 6+ years experience

  • 4+ years Machine building experience

  • 4+ years ofexperience using Microsoft Office.

  • 4+ years of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting experience.

  • 4+ years experience programming data acquisition and analysis software.

  • 4+ years understanding of test equipment and instruments used for hardware testing.


  • Previous experience using 3D printers.

  • Experience using CAD software such as SolidWorks.

  • Experience using software programming tools.


Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from CAD data for the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods and education industries. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct. Stratasys has over 2,000 employees, holds over 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)