Senior Engineering Technician

South San Francisco, CA
Full Time

Do you like machines that move heavy things? Is it even better if they make cool noises? Do you hate parking? Do you love parking? If so, we have a job for you


We are looking for an experienced technician to help bring our robots to life. You’ll wrench on large AGVs that lift and carry entire cars, wire up robotic actuators, sensors, data infrastructure and computer systems. Depending on the project, some of the work will be prototyping and R&D, and some will be figuring out initial New Product Introduction (NPI) processes and procedures. You will also get to build and operate various test fixtures and document that testing. And all along the way, you will lead and/or assist with some challenging troubleshooting. Your mechanical and electrical skills will be challenged regularly. If you can do the following, you will level up before you know it:

  • Assemble everything from simple wire harnesses and subassemblies up to complete robots
  • Work closely with engineering to bring up and troubleshoot prototypes and finished products
  • Run diagnostics and other tests, log results as required
  • Help write procedures and train others
  • Collaborate with engineering to assemble and operate test fixtures
  • Perform incoming inspection of components and quality testing on completed products
  • Bring a positive attitude to work onsite at our South San Francisco office five days a week


  • At least 8 years demonstrated experience building electromechanical products (either within product development or manufacturing organizations)
  • Proven history of working cross-functionally to troubleshoot electrical/mechanical problems
  • Ability to read basic electrical schematics
  • Ability to write (and follow!) detailed work instructions
  • Experience with using basic lab and assembly equipment such as digital multimeters, micrometers, power supplies, soldering iron, power tools, etc.
  • Excellent skill with hand tools - think auto shop but for robots
  • Reliable, hard-working, and ability to work independently
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs with or without assistance, as needed, up/down two flights of stairs
  • Must have a valid driver's license and own transportation


  • Education Level: Associate's Degree in mechanical, electrical, automotive or equivalent work experience
  • Dangerous hobbies a plus

The target base pay range for this position $42-59/hr.

Applicant must provide proof of his or her eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

Volley Automation is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, association with a member of a protected class, bereavement leave, color, disability (physical, intellectual/developmental, or mental health/psychiatric), exercising the right to family care and medical leave related to serious health condition of employee or family member, child bonding, or military exigencies, engaging in protected activity, gender identity or expression, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristic), military and veteran status, national origin (includes language restrictions), pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), race (includes hairstyle and hair texture), religious creed (includes dress and grooming practices), reproductive health decision making, sex/gender, and sexual orientation.

We are not accepting resumes from third-party vendors or agency recruiters representing candidates. Direct Applicants Only.


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