Mechanical Shop Manager

Join a growing San Francisco engineering consultancy and bring class-leading products to life.

Alloy Product Development is focused on the engineering development of consumer electronics, household goods, professional equipment, and medical devices. We’re a diverse group of 30 tinkerers, bikers, foodies, dog lovers, dancers, diaper changers, and car nuts who love to make beautiful objects that work flawlessly. We take pride in our work, strive to constantly refine our professional skills, and help our clients achieve their goals.

Alloy Product Development has a shop space devoted to rapid part fabrication, building mockups, debugging prototypes, and testing. We are looking for an individual who can maintain this space and equipment, provide shop support to engineers, and demonstrate the ability to use the full array of rapid prototyping and fabrication tools in the shop.

As a shop manager at Alloy, you will:
  • Own the ins and outs of the shop, be the go-to person for all things shop-related
  • Maintain, organize, and improve shop equipment and tools; purchase and maintain inventory
  • Fabricate parts using the CNC mill, manual lathe, laser cutter, 3D printers, mini injection molder and other tools
  • Manage 3D printed part processing and hand off finished parts to engineers
  • Support engineers in the assembly of prototypes
  • Develop standards for shop use and safety
  • Review CAD models and design intent with engineers to provide DFM feedback
  • Assist in outsourcing fabrication of parts that cannot be made in-house to third party services
  • Pick up new skills quickly to aid with the needs of a project

In this role, success means:
  • Alloy engineers and clients are impressed with quality and speed of your deliverables
  • Communications with coworkers are clear, concise, and timely
  • Your contributions further Alloy’s reputation as a top-tier engineering firm
  • Shop organization, functionality, and safety continue to improve

Typical qualifications include:
– Industry experience required; degree from a technical or engineering program preferred
– Leadership, management, and/or maintenance experience in a shop
– Highly proficient in rapid prototyping processes; experience using lathe, mill, and basic shop tools
– Knowledge and experience with various production manufacturing processes and materials
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience with 2D documentation
– Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in an extremely fast-paced environment
– Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office applications

Bonus skills include:
– Experience acquiring data for drop, cycle, waterproofness, impact, and force-deflection tests
– Ability to design and fabricate custom test fixtures
– Experience with CAD packages such as PTC Creo, SolidWorks, or Siemens NX

Compensation: Competitive salary, insurance benefits, 401K, bonus, profit-sharing

At Alloy we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone has the support and equal opportunity to succeed. We encourage people of all backgrounds, physical abilities, genders, and ethnicities to apply.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a sample of professional or personal projects (may include photos, drawings, CAD or other relevant work) to Alloy accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Alloy is an equal opportunity employer.