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Machinist / Assembler at Modbot

San Francisco · Full Time
About us: Modbot is a mission-driven company. Our goal is to increase the pace of innovation in robotics worldwide by making high quality robotic systems and components massively accessible. Our unique modular components make it easy to configure, program and operate a robot that is customized to the application. After use, it can be reconfigured for a new application very quickly. Read More
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Job Description

We are looking for a full-time multi-craft individual with the drive, personality, initiative, skills, and expertise to bring projects from concept design through fabrication and production. This position is responsible for assembling, creating and building a variety of products within a robotics prototype manufacturing environment based on conceptual designs, quality and productivity goals defined by specifications, work instructions and direction of the Area Lead and Supervisor. The position works closely with fellow team members to achieve performance goals in the areas of Efficiency, Scrap, Inventory Accuracy and Time Lost Accuracy.

Summary of Essential Job Functions
Assembles, creates, builds, inspects, and packages a variety of products and related components and accessories.
May assemble components using mechanical aids such as presses, jigs, etc.
Knowledgeable and comfortable using hand or power tools, soldering irons, packaging equipment, and operates bench-mounted power assist tools, etc. to complete assignments.
In accordance with job directions and dimensional drawings, orders and/or retrieves components and supplies from vendors or designated area and sets up work area.
Moves completed work to an assigned location utilizing safety protocols.
Completes required job control, inventory, and related reports.
Maintains assigned work area and equipment in a clean, organized, safe and professional manner.
Trains associates and demonstrates proper safety procedures and practices.
Responsible for determining if he/she has adequate information and materials to complete the task as directed and initiates communication regarding needs and questions.
May assist less experienced Assemblers in identifying equipment, material defects or problems.
Questions regarding equipment operation, materials, assembly methods, etc. are referred to the Assembly lead.
Accomplishes work by studying assembly instructions, specifications, and parts lists, gathering components, subassemblies, tools, and materials.
Approves in-process production by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; communicating required adjustments to Area Lead or Supervisor.
Approves finished products by confirming specifications; conducting visual and measurement tests; returning products for re-work; confirming re-work.
Documents inspection results by completing reports and logs; summarizing re-work and waste; inputting data into quality database.
Keeps measurement equipment operating by following operating instructions; calling for repairs.
Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal and safety regulations.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Preference for someone with CNC experience.
Is action oriented and independent with a sense of urgency.
Attention to detail: focus on accuracy, completeness and following standards, rules, regulations and requirements.
Cooperative with others; helpful to the rest of the team in getting work done.
Upholds values and beliefs of the organization. Exhibits integrity as a person and in their work. Maintains appropriate confidentiality at work.
Is personally committed to and actively works to improve his/her work skills.
Has a can-do, will-do attitude.
Reads blueprints, drawings and understands geometrical tolerances
Knows how to measure parts to ensure conformance to specifications
Knowledge in stocking inventory appropriately for single parts to prototype machine assemblies
Ability to work in a design team environment starting with conceptual skills, interaction with design development and the ability to create appropriate fabrication plan
Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
2 to 4 years of manufacturing/assembly experience.
Must be able to safely lift up to 50 lbs. and transport up to 25 lbs.

About Us

We are a diverse 11 member growing company looking for an experienced Machinist / Assembler to apply. Diverse candidates welcome! We are an exciting fully funded startup company based in the beautiful Jackson Square area of San Francisco. There is no time or opportunity better than now to join a fast paced exciting and challenging company such as Modbot. Be a critical part of the whole product lifecycle for our upcoming public launch!

We offer:
Starting Salary: $45K to $57K annually DOE with 3 month probation period
Blue Shield PPO Health Plan including Acupuncture and Chiropractic Benefits
Vision Service Plan
Dental Plan
401K plan
Healthy and Scrumptious Snacks and Drinks
Company sponsored monthly Social outings in the form of lunches, Happy Hour and other fun outings
Nine Paid Holidays per year
Five Paid Sick Days per year
Four Weeks = 20 days vacation per year
Flexible work schedules
Prefer local candidates

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What We're Building

Modbot brings industrial precision and power to consumer assembled robots. Imagine automated manufacturing and consumer robots within reach of everybody, assembled like Lego.
Modbot is a system of affordable and re-usable modules that snap together, filling the gap between $100 hobby and $20,000 industrial motion equipment.

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Modbot Team

Antonia Elsen
Software developer at Modbot. Experience developing for robots in C++, py, and ROS. Interested in collaborative and autonomous robots. Open to side projects.

Modbot Investors

Ash Patel
Managing Director at @Morado Venture Partners. Former EVP, CPO and early engineer at @Yahoo.
Wretch Chien
VC at AME Cloud Ventures, Jerry Yang's investment arm. Previously founded and sold to Yahoo!