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We create drones to make people safer, more informed, and more productive

Manufacturing Assembly Technician

$50k – $60k
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Vantage Robotics, a San Leandro-based drone startup, is looking for an experienced assembly technician. You will be working on, the first drone with broad approval from the FAA for commercial operations over people, as well as next-generation drones for Ford and the US Army. You will be responsible for working with our manufacturing partners and local team to bring these products to life. This is a full-time hourly position in a high growth environment with the potential for rapid career growth.

Responsibilities
- Assembly of high precision moving cameras, GPS modules, and drone fuselages
- Quality control on sub-assemblies and final units
- Preparing units for shipment
- Working with assembly and engineering teams to improve quality and efficiency of the line
- Train and mentor manufacturing partner’s staff on building Snap


Skills and Qualification Requirements
- Experience with manufacturing assembly work
- CAD/CAM experience
- Operating CNC equipment
- Demonstrated ability to make things with high attention to detail
- Ability to learn and master complex assembly procedures
- Understand and communicate effectively in English
- Basic proficiency with computers
- Experience soldering and with electronics rework is a plus
- Experience in a startup environment is a plus
- Passion for flying cameras, outdoor sports, photography, and/or video is a plus


Perks and Benefits
- Medical coverage
- Holidays + 1 week of PTO during first year
- Free lunch twice a week
- Dog friendly office


About the Company

Vantage creates drones for commercial and government customers including CNN, Stanford University, the US Army, and a big three automaker. Our first product, Snap, was the first drone to enable safe and legal commercial flight over people and has received more waivers from the FAA for this than any drone in existence. The company won Richard Branson's Extreme Tech Challenge and has been recognized by TechCrunch, Wired, Quartz, and USA Today, amongst many others. We are one of six companies selected for the Short Range Reconnaissance Program, a $200M project to create the next generation portable drone for the Army. The company has strong backing from industry luminaries, respected VCs, strategic commercial partners, and the DoD. We are a team of Stanford engineers, Darpa Grand Challenge winners, NASA, IDEO, and Volkswagen alums, roboticists, mechanical engineers, and experienced software folks. We're also ardent kite surfers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, surfers, rugby players, and pilots. We work to achieve ambitious goals and achieve rich lives.

Contact: jobs@vantagerobotics.com

Vantage Robotics at a glance

We create drones to make people safer, more informed, and more productive

Vantage Robotics focuses on Hardware, Defense, Consumer Electronics, and Drones. Their company has offices in San Leandro. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Vantage Robotics has raised $9M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2019 at a valuation of $17M.

You can view their website at https://vantagerobotics.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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