Archer is hiring a

Senior Battery Manufacturing Technician

San Jose, United States

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with the engineering teams to support equipment bring-up and process validation

  • Use manual, semi-automated, and automated equipment to build high voltage battery packs

  • Troubleshoot equipment and processes

  • Debug high voltage battery packs

  • Draft and update standard work instructions to guide others in assembly processes, train others as needed

  • Mentor other technicians

  • Design and build basic lab fixtures and tools

  • Operate machine shop equipment to create simple components and fixtures

  • Procure, install, organize and maintain shop and equipment

  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment

  • Perform inspections and measurements of product dimensions using basic metrology tools, (calipers, micrometer, depth gauges, measurement microscope, CMM, etc…)

What you need:

  • Associate’s Degree, or equivalent 

  • 10+ years in manufacturing or battery industry

  • Direct hands on build experience with mechanical and electronic assemblies using technical documentation

  • High quality workmanship standards

  • Ability to follow formal build instructions and document deviations

  • Strong soldering, electronics fabrication and wire harness assembly skills

  • Excellent documentation and written communication; proficient using Microsoft Office

  • Basic knowledge of drafting standards (read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings) to produce parts and assemblies

  • Experience using and maintaining machine shop equipment and tooling (drill press, bandsaw, grinders, sanders)

  • Experience using measurement and inspection (caliper, micrometer, height gage, CMM…)

  • Familiarity with 5S or similar workplace organization methods

  • Experience following all aspects of maintenance safety protocol (LOTO, 5S, Arc Flash, etc.).

  • Experience using PLM, MES, and ERP software

Bonus Qualifications: 

  • Direct experience building and testing high voltage battery modules and / or packs

  • Experience with battery end of line testing and battery cyclers

  • Direct experience programming and troubleshooting industrial automation (PLC, robots, gantries, etc…)

  • Basic CAD design experience (i.e. NX, Catia, Solidworks)

  • CNC machining and programming experience (CNC Machining Center/Mill/Lathe)

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $42.00 - $52.00/hour. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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