Mechanical Technician at Vicarious

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

This role is responsible for on-time, functional builds of prototype and development robot arm cells, lines, and accessories. Responsibilities also include maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of hardware in development systems. Typical hardware examples include conveyors, pneumatic equipment, robotic arms, and automation systems.

As part of the HW build team, this position is also responsible for providing assembly and manufacturing feedback to the design team and input into assembly and installation documentation. As the Deployment team scales up over the next year, this position will transition from directly providing customer on-site build support to assist in training the Field Engineering team on installation and service procedures.

What you'll do

  • Assembly of robotic units using standard shop procedures, mechanical drawings, and other written or verbal instructions.
  • Install company robotics systems to customer sites.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and repair mechanical, pneumatic, and simple electrical problems on the robotics lines and other company equipment in local (Union City) shops as well as on customer sites.
  • Perform preventative maintenance per defined interval/schedule in a timely manner and documents maintenance concerns/resolutions, providing action plans and status reports as needed.
  • Recognize and correct potential equipment failure or unsafe conditions and communicate this to the manager.
  • Perform machine shop work operating various machines such as drill presses, grinders, MIG/TIG/ welders, cutting equipment (i.e. chop saw), and electric/manual hand tools.
  • Utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to: safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves and aprons.
  • Be responsible for proper care/cleaning of tools, parts, materials and work area.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Who you are

  • Have strong mechanical repair/troubleshooting and metalworking skills.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily demonstrate proficiency in Machine Repair, Machine Tool operations.
  • Functional knowledge of electrical and mechanical components (valves, pipe fittings, bearings, motors, gearboxes, etc.).
  • Able to read and/or interpret mechanical, pneumatic and electrical blueprints or schematics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the organization both written and verbal.
  • General computer proficiency and ability to learn company communication software for daily usage.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and problem solving skills with focus on attention to detail.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment completing objectives efficiently with a sense of responsibility.
  • Able to safely complete the physical tasks associated with the essential job functions. These tasks include extensive walking, lifting, bending, standing, carrying and squatting.
  • Able and willing to work in non-ideal environments such as: confined spaces, working at heights, dusty/dirty.
  • Understand, practice and enforce safe work practices related to the following: respiratory protection, elevated work platforms, fall protection, control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout procedure), fire protection systems, electrical safety, forklift/hoist operation, welding.
  • Desire to travel (up to 30%). Could be away from home for up to 2 weeks at a time.

 

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

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Technology we use

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Location

We're located next to the Union City BART station and within a 5 minute walk to local parks, cafes, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Vicarious

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re focused on building a robotics software platform with unprecedented robustness and reconfigurability for a wide range of tasks. It’s always exciting to make robots succeed on new and challenging tasks, and the opportunities to develop cutting-edge robot behaviors at Vicarious are ever-expanding.

Ken

Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

It is more than okay to not know everything involved with the company. Every day, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. These team members are always willing to talk about what they are working on and why they are passionate about it. That openness allows me to feel connected to many aspects of Vicarious and to the team.

Alex

IT

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that some key ingredients for success are: work on what you believe is important, have fun with it, pay attention to details, and embrace change.

Eyrun

Research

What are Vicarious Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company 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
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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