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Assembly Technician at Cobalt Robotics
San Mateo, CA, US
Cobalt builds autonomous security robots that keep buildings safe by combining the reliability of machines and the friendly face of human-in-the-loop “Robot Specialists”. Security costs US companies over $200B / year, and is a very difficult task for humans to perform because of long monotonous hours.
We have robots deployed to customers nationally and are an incredibly fast moving team - we went from nothing to shipping our first robots in 12 months! We are 35+ people now and we're looking for folks who are scrappy, collaborative, excited, and eager to share their knowledge and expertise with the rest of our team.
All robot assembly, testing, and R&D occurs at the Cobalt Headquarters in San Mateo, CA. We are looking for an Assembly Technician to join our fast-paced team and help define the future of robotics with us as we scale production. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for someone with a hands-on background to build and test sophisticated robots in a high-growth environment.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Perform assembly and repair of electro-mechanical and other assemblies
    • Read and interpret written documentation, engineering schematics, circuit diagrams, etc. for the purpose of product assembly and quality control
    • Closely follow, update, and help create assembly and testing documentation
    • Collect, record, analyze and discuss data and problems captured during production with the engineering team
    • Work from formal and informal written/verbal instructions, specifications, technical manuals, and engineering sketches

Secondary Responsibilities

    • Brainstorm, discuss and help implement product and process improvements for production robots
    • Assist engineering test team in running functional test scripts at the component, sub-assembly, and full robot system level
    • Collaborate with the engineering team to optimize mechanical part designs and software test scripts for ease of manufacturing and assembly
    • Assist the Operations team with tracking inventory and repairing/maintaining field robots at HQ

Required Qualifications

    • High school degree or equivalent and 1-2 years of related experience
    • Professional experience with electromechanical assemblies
    • Professionally trained as an assembler or production technician at an OEM/ODM/CM  
    • Prior experience reading and interpreting technical drawings and documentation
    • Ability and desire to accurately follow detailed verbal and written instructions, even under minimal supervision   
    • Excellent manual dexterity
    • Highly organized, with unwavering attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Fast-learner and self-starter who can also work effectively on a diverse team
    • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google cloud-based applications
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize different projects and workload
    • Curious, eager, and fun-loving individual with a desire to learn something new every day
    • Passionate about new technologies and excited about robotics
    • Comfortable lifting up to 50 lbs

Bonus Points

    • Experience building robots, computer, EVs, or similar in an ESD-safe work environment
    • Software experience related to Linux, Arduino, Python, or DjangoExperience using CAD to interpret 2D/3D models (CREO, SolidWorks, or Fusion)
    • Technical Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, or related discipline

Working Conditions

    • Standing or walking indoors over two-thirds of the time
    • Frequent bend/stoop, push/pull, arm and wrist, and reach above shoulder movements
    • Exposure to stored energy hazards (electricity, compressed gases, etc.)
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.