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Build Technician

Kodiak Robotics

Kodiak Robotics

Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Kodiak was founded in April 2018 to develop autonomous technology that carries freight forward—so people, partners, and the planet thrive. Navigating highway environments presents vastly different challenges than urban streets. Kodiak’s experienced team has developed the industry’s most advanced technology stack purpose-built specifically for long-haul trucks. From our sensor fusion system that maximizes the value of every sensing modality, to our unique lightweight mapping solution that allows our trucks to navigate ever-changing highway construction zones, our world-class team of industry pioneers is bringing the benefits of autonomy to the $800B a year trucking industry quickly, safely, and efficiently.
We are looking for a Technician to join us in building and maintaining our experimental and operations vehicles.

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for modifications and maintenance to autonomous vehicle platforms, including truck and autonomous systems.
  • Building out sub-systems and harnesses on bench, to be used for higher level assemblies
  • Inspect and certify the quality of other technicians work
  • Work closely with design and validation engineers to aid in the development of hardware systems.
  • Executing scheduled work according to internal build schedule
  • Create and maintain vehicle work instructions and build documentation
  • Completing assigned tasks while maintaining work quality and standards
  • Provide technical coverage and build support when needed in other locations
  • Maintain a safe, clean, work environment

Skills you will bring:

  • Ability to read, inspect and implement directions, as outlined and depicted in Electrical Harness Diagrams and Mechanical Prints
  • Proficient with measuring instruments and math, as it relates to light fabrication and locating with high precision
  • Solid hands-on background. The ability to rely on previous experience or training to inspect and identify defects and failures within the upfit of new builds. These range from visual to operational in nature.
  • Reliability and consistency. You have a track record of meticulous work. You are comfortable developing and practicing methodical service through the use of checklists, protocols, and work documentation.
  • Clear communication. You are comfortable providing feedback to engineers, and sharing insights with the team at large to improve products and processes. You know how to collaborate, and when to get secondary inspection and review for safety-critical decisions.
  • Innovative mindset. You like to find ways to improve the system you are working on. You can solve problems and complete tasks even when the path to the solution is not clear at the outset.
  • Flexibility for day Monday through Friday, potential for night/weekend shifts and periodic travel parent location for short term build support
  • Experienced in Manufacturing and/or Lean Manufacturing

What we offer:

  • Work with an experienced and agile team to revolutionize transportation.
  • Competitive salary, equity and benefits, including medical, dental & vision.
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. We can share more about the specific salary range for your job level during the hiring process.
At Kodiak, we strive to build a diverse community working towards our common company goals in a safe and collaborative environment where harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited. Kodiak is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
In alignment with its business operations, Kodiak adheres to all relevant U.S. national security statutes, regulations, and administrative prerequisites. These statutes may impose limitations on Kodiak's capacity to engage specific individuals in particular roles based on various national security-related criteria. Consequently, the eligibility for this position may hinge on Kodiak's verification of a candidate's residence, U.S. person status, and/or citizenship status. In accordance with these statutes , Kodiak may find it necessary to secure a U.S. government export license before disseminating its technologies to specific individuals. Should Kodiak determine that a candidate's residence, U.S. person status, and/or citizenship status necessitate a license, prohibit the candidate from assuming this position, or otherwise fall under national security-related restrictions, Kodiak explicitly retains the right to either assess the candidate for an alternative position unaffected by such restrictions, under terms and conditions set forth at Kodiak's sole discretion, or, as an alternative, opt not to proceed with the candidate's application.