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Mechanical Technician



Software Engineering
Île-de-France, France
Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2024

We're looking for a Technician on a permanent contract to help us develop our robotics workshop.

Full-time, 35h/week, €35,000 - €39,000 per year gross (depending on the experience).

Available: as soon as possible.


  • Robot assembly (mechanical and electrical)
  • Robot monitoring and maintenance (travel within Paris)
  • Installing systems at points of sale (custom carpentry, LED fixtures, etc.)
  • Organizing the mechanical workshop
  • Managing stock of materials and parts


  • You have a valid driving license
  • You have at least 2 years of experience
  • You are fluent in French, English is a plus
  • You have a passion for DIY and enjoy working with your hands (whether it's fixing bicycles, automotive work, carpentry, or other).
  • You have a quick grasp of mechanical systems and good organizational skills
  • You're a self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced, stimulating start-up environment
  • You're comfortable with a variety of tasks, from installing a shelf to assembling a complex system


  • Swile restaurant tickets (8€/ticket, one ticket per day worked, 50% paid by Cala)
  • Public transport subscriptions (Navigo, Veligo, Imagine R, Velib, etc., 50% of the monthly cost paid by Cala)
  • Health insurance (Alan, 50% of the monthly cost paid by Cala)


  • Joining an impactful project in a start-up
  • Project ownership & autonomous work
  • Transparent growth & promotion opportunities
  • Flexible schedule and control of how you organize your day
  • Working in a large and comfortable 3-stories house fully owned by Cala that includes a big kitchen, free snacks & drinks, in-house canteen, shower, patio, games, and bike repair station
  • All the hardware and software you need for work

Where will I work?

In our office at 74 Av. Lénine, 94250 Gentilly.

About Cala 🍝

Cala [ˈkɑːlə].

Here's our Instagram, and our website, and you can also take a look at our FAQ if you want to learn more about us.

And what does the company do?

We're a French Foodtech start-up that manufactures robotic solutions for restaurants, such as a pasta-cooking robot.

What is the recruitment process?

  • A 20-minute phone call with Natalia, our HR manager. The aim is to confirm basic requirements and answer any questions you may have.
  • In-depth 1-hour interview with Robin, our engineering team manager. As the name suggests, this interview takes a deeper look at your experience and skills to better understand what you're good at, what you no longer want to do, and what you'd like to learn.
  • Workshop visit and case study
  • Reference call if possible
  • An offer! 🥳

Hoping to see you soon as part of the team!