Hardware Test Technician

12 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Our Mission  

SPAN develops products that accelerate the rapid adoption of renewable energy in the home. The flagship SPAN Smart Panel is the first true evolution for the traditional home electric panel, harnessing enhanced technology for metering, monitoring, and control. An expanded product suite of intelligent, integrated solutions radically lowers the cost and complexity of energy upgrades–including solar, batteries and EVs–empowering homeowners to be active, resilient and informed players in the energy market. 

The Role 

SPAN’s hardware group is seeking an enthusiastic and driven test technician to work with the hardware engineering team to support the development of our next generation of products to drive home electrification. As a test technician you are responsible for building new test equipment, running R&D lab processes and functional tests that will produce quality data to influence critical design choices. You use your hands on skills in collaboration with a team of electrical, mechanical, and reliability engineers to advance SPAN’s product portfolio.


In this role, you will:

  • Implement tests to evaluate new materials, processes, and designs

  • Build, and maintain R&D and reliability test fixtures

  • Help engineers execute tests and identify open opportunities for improvement

  • Collaborate with data analysts and engineers to collect test data

  • Build, instrument, and test prototypes and other test articles

  • Assist with designing experiments and analyzing data gathered from testing

  • Create and maintain test reports and data repositories

  • Clearly communicate progress and issues to a broader team

  • Maintain lab equipment and spec out new equipment when necessary

  • Maintain a clean/organized workspace

About You 

Required Qualifications

We are seeking an R&D test tech who has:

  • 3+ years of experience in a fast-paced engineering development environment

  • Hands-on experience with electrical or mechanical systems (including hobby projects!)

  • High degree of skill at fabrication

  • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and lab equipment

  • Comfort reading + building from electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and harness drawings

  • Meticulous and creative approach to problem-solving; excellent note-taking habits

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

  • Interest and ability in learning new skills on the job


Bonus Qualifications

We would love to hire someone who has:

  • Experience working with safety and certification testing standards such as UL1998, UL 2594 and UL 67 and UL 916.

  • Experience working with products that comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  • Experience with basic circuit design and Electronic CAD (Altium preferred)

  • Experience with data analysis tools such as python, minitab, R, JMP, Weibull++, etc.

Life at SPAN

SPAN embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

Headquartered in San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa neighborhood, we are an eclectic group of creative thinkers who value open communication, teamwork, and a ‘make it happen’ approach to addressing complex challenges. 

Our CEO, Arch Rao⁠—former head of the Tesla Powerwall team⁠—fosters an energetic and collaborative environment, with a strong emphasis on maintaining work-life-balance across the organization.

We’re hiring talented individuals who are driven by success and are passionate about shaping the future of renewable energy. If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to consider joining the rapidly growing team at SPAN.

The Perks:

⚡ Competitive compensation + equity grants at a well-funded, venture-backed company

⚡ Comprehensive benefits (including medical; dental, vision, life and disability insurance)

⚡ Comfortable, sunny office space located near BART and Caltrain public transit

⚡ Strong focus on team building and company culture (events, meet-ups, clubs)

⚡ Flexible hours and unlimited PTO

Our Mission & Values:

At SPAN, we believe that powering your home with clean energy should be a simple and delightful experience that is at its essence human-centered and technology-forward.

Our core values include:

  • Making home energy more accessible, intuitive, and convenient.
  • Enabling homes and vehicles to be powered by the sun.
  • Building resilient homes with reliable power.
  • All-electric everything.
  • A more flexible & distributed grid.

Interested in joining our team? Submit an application today and we’ll be in touch with the next steps!

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