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Mechanical Technician

Mechanical Technician

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Founded in 2000, Applied Minds draws on the talents of nearly 150 employees and a network of subject matter experts to innovate by melding art, design, science, and engineering. We help organizations ask the right questions and then provide unexpected, yet powerful solutions. With a passion for inventing the future for our clients, we bring together brilliant and creative people from numerous disciplines into multidisciplinary teams to work on projects such as autonomous systems, command centers, modeling and simulation systems, robotics, spacecraft, UAVs, user experiences, vehicles, and more.


Equipped with outstanding tools and technology, collaborative spaces, an art department, and advanced fabrication and prototyping facilities, we work in an informal, creative environment that blurs the lines between disciplines.


If you have exceptional talent and passion, join Applied Minds and help us create for the ages.


We are seeking a Mechanical Technician to support with layout, fabrication and assembly of components for projects from rapid prototype/proof of concept, to finished deliverable projects. The selected candidate will have experience with machining, welding, light electrical, and automotive work; set building and truss assembly a plus.


  • Layout and assembly of components

  • Support the lighting design group with layout and connection of temporary and permanent lighting fixtures for projects

  • Integration of electrical equipment into projects including but not limited to vehicles, demos, etc.

  • Light mechanical fabrication

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Practical working knowledge and experience of machine shop operations and a wide variety of tools and equipment

  • Ability to operate test equipment

  • Machining and welding experience

  • Ability to rapidly prototype

  • Knowledge of design concepts and ability to interpret them

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of basic electrical schematics

  • Experience in entertainment, film, theatrical, special effects companies a plus

  • Experience with basic hand and power tools including mills, saws, cutters and general shop equipment is required