Manufacturing Technician in Mountain View, CA at Nelson

Date Posted: 11/15/2019

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Job Description

Job Number: 2141787

About The Role:

  • Our operation team is growing and we are looking for a Manufacturing Technician to help assemble various components, execute engineering experiments, perform tests and document testing results to support process development. The technician will assist the engineers for the pilot builds and provide feedback to help improve quality, efficacy, reliability, serviceability, manufacturability and cost.

About The Work:

  • Help build and deploy our fleet of autonomous vehicles and robots by building up the components that make these vehicles and robots work.
  • Assist in developing novel solutions on hardware prototypes.
  • Assemble, install, and test mechanical and electrical components for use on our robots.
  • Perform diagnostic troubleshooting and testing of our vehicle and robotics systems including electrical and mechanical sensors, cameras, computers, and other associated equipment.
  • Take the initiative to understand, communicate, and resolve vehicle issues related to safety, hardware, or maintenance.
  • Document all vehicle tasks and issues in our Fleet Tracking system.
  • Tracking and serialization of said components.

About You:

  • Detail oriented, highly organized, with a passion for learning.
  • Diagnostic experience with vehicle or robotics systems such as electrical and mechanical devices, sensors, computers, and other associated equipment.
  • Ability to remain flexible with the changing needs of the business.
  • Skillful with basic hand tools and following instructions to build components efficiently and correctly.
  • Experience with PCBA work a plus.
  • Experience with Linux operating system a plus.
  • Experience working with High Voltage, EVs, or Autonomous Vehicles a plus.
  • Automotive mechanic or hobbyist experience a plus.
  • Electrical assembly, test, or manufacturing experience a plus.


  • 2+ years of experience in hands-on work and/or electronic hobbyist
  • Electronic board (PCBA) soldering and experience in handling ESD sensitive components
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills such as Google Suite and navigating filesystems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams.
  • Experience working with ISO requirements and manufacturing scale-up processes.
  • Cleanroom practice

About Nelson:

For more than 45 years, we've been passionate about helping people find jobs they love - rewarding jobs that further career goals. At Nelson, we partner with companies that have outstanding reputations. Working with innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies, our skilled recruiters have access to opportunities beyond what you can find on your own. With Nelson, you'll get the most out of your career. Together, we'll set career goals and find you a position where your skills shine. For a full listing of jobs, go to: and click "Find Work."