Electrical Controls Engineering Technician

| San Francisco
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About Zipline
Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Join Zipline and help us make this a reality for billions of people.
About You and The Role

Do you enjoy building and repairing electrical motor controls systems? Does the idea of working on electrical systems that power and control servo motors to save lives engage you?

We are looking for a talented electrical technician to help build and refurbish our electrical systems that not only power our drones, but launch and recover them.  You’ll have a range of responsibilities, from troubleshooting complex devices, to participating in engineering evaluations for increased reliability. 

What You'll Do
  • Use industry standard mechanical/electrical tools and equipment to build up new assemblies that will launch new distribution centers.
  • Utilize electrical PPE to work safely and efficiently with voltages up to 700 VDC.
  • For field returns and new material, test assemblies for proper function, perform detailed root-causing of failures, and perform/document rework.
  • Create new product records in MES (Manufacturing Execution System) database
  • Build up standard kits that will be used in the field to execute build or repair activities 
  • Lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis while also being able to delicately solder wires together
  • Read and interpret schematics to validate wiring and terminations
  • Install, troubleshoot, and validate complex electrical systems both in a manufacturing environment and in the field
What You'll Bring
  • Prior experience with implementing high voltage (>700VAC) systems 
  • Prior experience with wiring and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
  • Prior experience with both high current power and signals cable terminations in safety-critical systems
  • Familiarity with NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery and a strong ability to learn other associated codes
  • Prior technical experience working at a company with high-reliability electrical practices.  Industries may include aviation, aerospace, automotive, and medical devices.
  • Experience working cross-functionally to diagnose a wide range issues ranging from supplied material to field operator best practices
  • Strong experience owning an end-to-end troubleshooting and repair process.  Should have  an ability to articulate failure modes and root causes for quality issues generated both internally and from outside sources. 
  • A culture of quality in all aspects of the manufacturing process ranging from finish of supplied material to proper crimping of wires and torquing of screws
  • An ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • You must be able to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) 
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
What Else You Need to Know   
Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.
 
We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!
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Location

South San Francisco, CA 94080

What are Zipline Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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