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Research And Development Technician

Electric Era Technologies

Electric Era Technologies

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Company:

Electric Era was founded to revolutionize the world's electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We have developed PowerNode, a high performance and autonomous EV fast charging station that can be deployed anywhere on the grid to provide the necessary charging infrastructure needed for the affordable and timely electrification of transportation. Electric Era is building the future of car refill for the next generation of drivers. Come help build the future of car refill with our dynamic, energetic and passionate team.

The Role:

We are expanding our operations and looking for a skilled/versatile Production Technician to support the manufacturing and development of our innovative PowerNode™ EV charging stations. Your contributions will be critical to the long-term success of the company in making EV fast charging ubiquitous and affordable.

Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, test, and troubleshoot electro-mechanical components of EV charging stations using schematics, assembly drawings and work instructions
  • Utilize Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software for process monitoring, control, and optimization, ensuring all production activities are aligned with our high standards.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of production processes, including assembly records, testing data, and quality checks
  • Collaborate with supply chain, software engineers and hardware engineering teams to stay ahead of schedule, implement design improvements and resolve manufacturing issues.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to enhance production efficiency and product quality, employing lean manufacturing principles.
  • Actively participate in logistics activities including shipping and receiving, quality assurance and inventory control, using MES and ERP software
  • Mentor and educate other technicians to continuously elevate the Electric Era Production team’s technical acumen

Qualifications & Preferred Skills:

  • Associate degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering, or a related technical field. Relevant experience or certification may substitute
  • 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing or production environment, preferably in the aerospace, automotive or high-tech industry.
  • Strong proficiency with electronic test equipment, hand tools, and assembly techniques
  • Experience with ERP and MES software, demonstrating an ability to manage material flow and production schedules effectively
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Familiarity with various operating systems (Windows, Linux, etc) and project management software
  • Forklift Operator Certified
  • Certifications such as, OSHA, electrical safety, soldering, harnessing and other relevant manufacturing certs.