About the Engineering Technician role

SUBPAC is actively seeking mid-level engineering technicians for the San Francisco vehicle audio hardware team. We are a dynamic and expanding team that is transforming the in-vehicle audio experience through our innovative seat-based hardware and software platform.


  • Perform electrical and mechanical technical functions and activities such as seat integration, testing, installation, upgrades, fabrication modification, troubleshooting and assembly of mechanical systems and electronics.
  • Build and set up equipment; prepare and conduct tests; operate and
    maintain equipment used for testing, for both engineering and automobile use.
  • Produce detailed documentation for all work performed
  • Observe all safety standards. Maintains a secure, safe, clean and healthy work environment. Follows operating instructions, uses protective equipment when required, and uses equipment and materials properly. Actively strives to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience in electrical/mechanical technical work in computer, automotive, marine, robotics or aerospace industries with electronics and/or automotive experience.
  • 3 years completed formal education in Engineering, or Engineering Technology. AS, BS or trade certificate in technology a plus.
  • High degree of electrical/mechanical audio principles and testing aptitudes
  • Demonstrated ability to use electrical/mechanical assembly tools
  • Basic understanding and working knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Linux
  • Ability to work in a cooperative, rapidly changing team setting with aggressive goals
  • Strong work ethic, quality workmanship, self-directed learner and team-oriented individual
  • Strong attention to detail and quick problem-solving skills
  • Current driver's license with a good DMV driving record
  • Love and passion for music!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Very strong machine shop, rapid prototyping, testing, and instrumentation skills
  • Strong time management, focus and co-operative development skills a must. Requires minimal guidance to complete tasks
  • Resolves problems by identifying and selecting solutions and applying methods, techniques and experience.
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Skilled at working from limited or no documentation.
  • Has in-depth understanding of how related teams coordinate their efforts and resources to achieve shared and individual objectives.

Bonus Points:

  • Working knowledge of solid modeling, CAM, drafting, technical writing, machine shop practice, safety and organization
  • Basic understanding and working knowledge of Git and terminal based computer commands
  • Basic programming in Python or C
  • Knowledge and experience with audio and vibration tools