Manufacturing Engineer at Ceres Imaging
Oakland, CA, US

Ceres Imaging has developed imagery-based intelligencethat enables farmers to identify pest, disease, water, and fertilizer issues weeks before they are visible to the naked eye.

Founded out of Stanford, the company has acquired and processed millions of acres of data across hundreds of farming customers in the US and Australia.

We're an Oakland-based company with 57 team members (including 8 PhDs) and has recently completed a $20M Series B fundraise to accelerate growth ($30M raised in total).

Ceres is looking for a talented and enthusiastic engineer with a background in the low-volume manufacture of electronics, medical devices, scientific instruments, or similar item to support the production and maintenance of our camera systems.


  • Manufacturing and commissioning camera systems for internal company use.
  • Creating, implementing, and documenting manufacturing procedures.
  • Designing and implementing revisions to improve reliability, ease of use, manufacturability, and maintenance.
  • Taking ownership of BOM and parts procurement.
  • Supporting the Operations Group in camera system deployment, maintenance, and user support.

Required Skills:

  • Design of mechanical parts and assemblies with 3D modeling software, SolidWorks preferred.
  • Creating drawings/prints of parts to communicate manufacturing details to outside vendors.
  • Familiarity with current mechanical manufacturing methods including machining, sheet metal fabrication, 3D printing, injection molding, etc.
  • Good mechanical dexterity in the use of hand tools and equipment.
  • The ability to perform complex mechanical calibration routines for optical assemblies.
  • Soldering, including small smd components.
  • Troubleshooting and repair.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of personnel both internal and external.

Desired Skills:

  • Design of sheet metal parts.
  • Creating BOMs within assembly drawings.
  • Use of PDM software and methods.

Desired Experience:

  • 3+ years in relevant field.
  • Having had some role in the low-volume manufacture or production of an electronic/mechanical device of moderate complexity.
  • Hands-on building of electromechanical devices.
  • Managing outside vendors/fabricators.
  • Working with contract manufacturers.
  • Machine shop experience.
  • Familiarity with industrial sensors, imaging, optics, and/or automation.
  • Working with Linux based computer systems.

If you have a passion for environmental conservation as well as building hardware that will make a difference, we want to hear from you!