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Prototyping Technician

Oakland, CA, United States
8 months ago
Full time role

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We are looking for world-class talent to tackle challenging projects that will rapidly power the planet with 100% clean energy. First, ...

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Job Description

We are looking for world-class talent to tackle challenging projects that will ultimately enable our planet to be powered with 100% clean energy. 

First, the good news: Humans have installed a little over 1 TW of cumulative solar capacity over the last 20 years - solar is now the cheapest source of energy generation around the globe.

Now, the challenge: Humans have to build 1 TW of solar capacity every year for the next 30+ years.  We need to build new technology and overhaul the way solar power is designed, developed, and built to make this happen.

And, we need help. We're expanding our team of curious, collaborative, and hands-on engineers and operators. Come own large parts of product, company, or business development and help make our big plans a reality!

About The Role

As a Prototyping Technician, you will be responsible for bringing our machines to life. Prototyping is a very diverse process, and you will be expected to have a range of skills. Anything from crimping wiring harness to assembling hydraulic fittings to assembling large equipment will be in your purview. You will be working in a high-ownership, high-trust environment: We will trust you to figure out the best way to get it done, and you will own the results.

The salary range for this full-time position is $70,000 - $100,000 plus stock and benefits. Pay within the range is based on candidate experience, job-specific skills, education, and work location. The target experience for the position is 6 - 10+ years

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assembling and operating automation and structural test equipment, including system assembly, electrical system assembly, mechanical installation and test operations
  • Light manufacturing such as milling, drilling and sawing

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Have pushed at least 10 projects, over 5 to 10 years, from assembly to test, such as building a hydraulic system, a medical device assembly tool or a rocket engine component test stand
  • Deep knowledge of where to source equipment, fittings, components and tools
  • Experience in fast paced (10 projects per year minimum) environments
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and drive results
  • Extensive welding or machining experience
  • Experience giving direct feedback to engineers and designers.

What We Offer

  • Flexible hours & paid time off that we think you should actually use
  • Stock option compensation
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • 401(k)
  • A chance to have an empowered, meaningful, and early role in climate

This will be a great fit if:

  • You have a bias for action and focus on the key work that drives the most impact.
  • You want to solve challenging problems.
  • You prioritize the physical and psychological safety of yourself, your team, and partners.
  • You are humble, embrace change, and deliver and receive candid feedback.
  • You are optimistic about the future, and can make tough decisions to help get there.
  • You have high expectations, and coach, develop, and make time to help others.

Planted Solar is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing inclusively, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. However you identify or whatever background you bring with you, please apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

We are looking for world-class talent to tackle challenging projects that will rapidly power the planet with 100% clean energy. First, ...

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