Engineering Technician Jobs in Oakland, United States

What We’re Building:We’ve developed a proprietary and patent-pending technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up- straight from yarn to final product. If additive manufacturing, industrial automation, and synchronized systems of hundreds of sensors amp; actuators gets you excited, we’d love to talk!About You:You enjoy working on early-stage teams and have experience building and operating prototype technology. You have experience in working with and troubleshooting mechanical systems. You thrive on the lack of clear answers at the outset of ambitious projects, and look forward to finding clarity and articulating it to others.As part of the hardware team, you will play a key role in constructing, maintaining, and operating a sophisticated electro-mechanical weaving system. We are looking for an individual with experience and a passion for mechanical and robotic systems, and someone who is excited about the risks and rewards of joining a world-changing startup.What you’ll do:• Operate and run advanced prototype textile manufacturing machinery• Set up and adjust looms for prototype testing and limited production runs• Assemble and validate electro-mechanical systems• Conduct experiments to evaluate loom performance and output quality• Analyze and communicate results of experiments and machine state• Identify limitations and suggest new solutions• Use measurement equipment to troubleshoot and diagnose machine issues• Collaborate with engineers on experiments and results• Create and maintain documentation for internal communication and record keeping• Be able to work on your feet for extended periods and perform occasional repetitive tasksOur philosophyWe won’t roll our eyes if your socks don’t match. We get it. But then, if you spend those extra few minutes in the morning matching your socks and shirt, we get that too. Our workspaces are sometimes spotless and sometimes chaotic, and we celebrate messy exploration. We work through complex problems but generate simple and elegant solutions. We strive to look at things differently, and never do anything solely because that’s the way it’s always been done.We’re a team of designers and engineers, industry-veterans and serial entrepreneurs, artists and developers. We’re aspiring chess masters and climbers, bakers and photographers. Originally spun out of Stanford and the University of Colorado, we now call the SF Bay Area home, with strong ties to Hong Kong. We are looking for teammates who share our desire to work on ambitious problems and leave the world better than we found it.unspun is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to being a diverse team that reflects a broad range of background, thought, and experience. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, and people from underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.Please note:Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our teammates and their families. As such, unspun requires all on-site employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.RequirementsIdeal Qualities:• 0-4 years of experience as a technician in mechanical assembly, complex machine operation, and/or with textile machinery• Proficient in operating and setting up machinery• Background or interest in textiles, weaving, and yarns• Hands-on experience with experimentation and testing techniques• Knowledge of experimental measurement equipment and instrumentation• Understanding of mechatronics, moving parts, and sensors• Strong verbal and written communication skillsBonus Points:• Degree or coursework in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Textile Technology, Textile Engineering, or related field• Knowledge of basic statistical concepts as applied to experimentation• Experience in CAD and the ability to read engineering drawings• Experience in fast-paced, early stage Ramp;D projects• Experience working with vendors or suppliersIf you don't meet all of the requirements listed above, but can make up for it with a voracious passion to learn how to do so, we strongly encourage you to apply.Benefitsself-regulated vacation policycomprehensive (gold amp; platinum) health/dental/vision insurance (or equivalent cash bonus if already insured)company sponsored 401kmonthly gym membership or relevant online education grant of up to $150/monthpre-tax commuter benefitsincentive stock options

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