Job Description


Are you passionate about your work and want to make a hands on difference? Come build cutting edge hybrid lithium ion battery systems that are being used to power the next generation of spacecraft, jets, and ships. To apply you must have 5 plus years in electronic, mechanical, cable assemblies, and validation testing, with experience in assembling and testing prototype systems all the way through to a final product in a regulated environment, and be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident/Green Card holder.


As an enthusiastic Senior Electro-Mechanical Technician for our Lithiumstart facility in Burlingame, CA, you will join the team and be a key contributor in our hands on design and prototyping of lithium ion battery systems and power electronics used for lasers, thrust vectoring, robotics, and more. You will work with industry leaders within the company as well as at our vendors and customers who include NASA, General Electric, JPL, BAE, Lockheed Martin, NOAA, Lawrence Livermore Labs, and Fortune 500 companies around the world.


Your core responsibilities will be initially focused around integrating and testing electronic assemblies into prototypes and final product.  Including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Design and assemble cables, electronic components, and assist with mechanical fixtures
  • Utilizing different tools for electronics integration
  • Debug electrical assemblies and cabling
  • Assist in documentation, creation and release for mechanical assemblies, cables, and electronics
  • Independently develop and update schedule and budget of activities
  • Work with vendors to develop cables for power and communications
  • Develop and perform verification tests for mechanical assemblies, cables, electronics, and circuit boards
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineers to design and prototype cable routing and harnessing
  • Soldering and reworking of SMD circuit board components
  • Assist with compliance, EMC, safety, environmental, performance, life and stress testing
  • Crimping cable power and communication connectors
  • Evaluate different electronic components and cable assemblies to fit the application
  • Maintain and update electronics and cable BOM
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships
  • Procure mechanical and electrical components
  • Perform verification and validation testing on system and software of assemblies
  • Responsibility for maintaining the electronics Lab


  • Five or more years of experience in assembling and testing system-level electronics
  • U.S. Citizenship required due to contractual requirements
  • Proactive about starting projects and communicating issues and solutions
  • Experience in quickly understanding electrical schematics, cable diagrams, and mechanical drawings
  • Proficient in using hardware tools such as soldering irons, drills, machine shop equipment, wrenches, etc.
  • Must be a self-starter and a fast learner; must work efficiently, both independently and within a team; must have good problem solving skills and attention to details
  • Experience with releasing controlled documents in a regulatory environment is preferred
  • Knowledge in debugging electronics and cable issues are a big plus
  • Experience in operating test equipment including oscilloscopes, power supplies, multi-meters, function generators, etc. helpful
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required - must be able to write clear reports, papers, proposals, etc.


  • Able to work flexible hours when needed
  • Experience in design control, compliance testing, FMEA, CE, ISO, DoD, and other regulatory requirements preferred but not required
  • Experience with design and machine mechanical fixtures helpful but not required
  • Proficiency in generating CAD drawings of cables and electronic assemblies helpful but not required
  • Battery management systems, high voltage/high power testing and safety, helpful
  • Leadership or project skills or experience and laser welding bonus


  • Flexible schedule
  • Ongoing education such as conferences, workshops, and books/subscriptions
  • Onsite meals, snacks, and drinks, ping pong, foosball, and basketball


  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 10 paid holidays and 3 weeks of PTO
  • Matching 401K
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Dependent scholarship programs

Principals only please


Lithiumstart, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a division of EaglePicher Technologies LLC.  EaglePicher Technologies is a leading producer of batteries and has been serving mission critical aerospace, defense, and medical battery markets for over 75 years. EaglePicher's batteries are a key enabler of the US space program, including providing the emergency power that successfully brought the Apollo 13 crew home. Today EaglePicher batteries power the International Space Station, Mars Rovers, commercial jets, helicopters, and lifesaving medical implants. Based in San Francisco, Lithiumstart was acquired by EaglePicher in February 2017 and serves as the company’s rapid prototyping R&D center with specialties in embedded software, electronics, and robotics. 

EaglePicher Technologies LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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