PRENAV develops automated drones, software, and machine learning algorithms for the inspection of civil infrastructure (bridges, dams, power plants, tunnels, buildings). Our technology captures high fidelity digital twins that are analyzed with deep learning to inspect for cracks, corrosion, and changes over time. In our short history, we’ve visited large industrial sites, inspected cell phone towers and bridges, trained for operations inside a nuclear power plant, and traveled around the world for our customers.
We are seeking an Electro-Mechanical Technician to design, prototype, and build hardware solutions at PRENAV. In this role, you’ll collaborate with a cross-functional robotics team on the development of PRENAV’s industrial UAV, LiDAR-enabled base station, accessories, test fixtures, and everything in between. This is a generalist role that involves working with mechanical and electrical systems at our office in Redwood City. Your work will both make robots fly and will help make civil infrastructure safer.
Our Ideal Candidate Has:
The ability to work with minimal supervision while maintaining developmental timelines and goals
A passion for making stuff - please share a portfolio of things you’ve built with your hands
The ability to employ a range of manufacturing methodologies to drive product progression with DFM in mind
2+ years of industry experience in manufacturing, or electro-mechanical assembly
Experience with electrical systems, batteries, and electromechanical assemblies
Experience with 3D modelling software (AutoCAD, Solidworks, Catia), 1 year minimum
Comfortable with various machining tools (hand tools and CNC)
Knowledge of ESD safe procedures, lab safety, and machine shop safety
This position is active and requires standing and walking for long periods of time, as well as being able to lift up to 40 lbs
Familiarity with aircraft or unmanned aircraft (UAV, UAS, drone) is a strong plus
Interest in robotics
Knowledge of manufacturing processes is highly desirable
Note: We don’t require that you have experience with everything listed above. We encourage you to learn on the job and if this position seems like it would be a fit and would inspire you to do your best work, please apply.
Design and develop hardware, enclosures, mounts, and fittings for aircraft and ground support systems
Fabricate mechanical and electrical components and assemblies
Build and assemble prototypes through 3D printing, CNC, hand tools or other means
Use CAD and analysis tools to create mechanical models and drawings for R&D, tooling, and production parts
Test and analyze systems, and consult with other teams to ensure design specifications are being met by building rigs, jigs, and other tests for various mechanical systems
Review technical drawings/layouts of complex assemblies and parts
Participate in conceptual and architectural definition of new designs and help develop product/customer requirements
Document product designs and processes, while demonstrating best practices for building shareable and scalable work instructions
Maintain the shop and inventory control systems to ensure necessary items are in supply and equipment is organized
Troubleshoot product/design/performance issues as needed
Innovate production or fabrication methods that reduce overall system weight and power consumption
Conduct quality-control or quality-assurance programs and procedures
Select and use laboratory equipment to assess and repair electromechanical circuits and equipment
This position may require occasional, infrequent domestic travel
What We Can Offer:
At PRENAV, we’ve assembled one of the top robotics teams in the world, solving challenging problems in aerial robotics, computer vision, 3D imaging, and systems engineering.
We have a collaborative and flexible work environment where everyone’s ideas are welcome and necessary to build our product.
Our quirky work space is a converted warehouse in downtown Redwood City that includes a machine shop, a rock climbing wall and a fireplace
We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, and pay 100% of the premium for our employees
We promote a family-friendly team environment with flexible work hours
PRENAV offers a 401k for employees
Lunch is provided every day
PRENAV is an equal opportunity employer and values 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. We work hard to increase the diversity of our team and encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.
If interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org