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Technician: Cable Assembly

Production | Alameda, CA | Contract

Job Description

About Us:

Saildrone designs and manufactures wind and solar powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones, which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We are working with governments, civic agencies, foundations, universities, and private companies around the globe to drive better information about our oceans and seas - be it in mapping out the ocean floor, collecting new CO2 data in hard-to-reach areas, counting biomass to establish fishing quotas, or detecting and stopping illegal fishing and trafficking. We believe that better inputs in planetary models in turn yield better outputs and that the new insights gained in weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing and climate change will have tremendous impact on humanity. We are based in Alameda, CA and are backed by Social Capital, The Capricorn Investment Group, Lux Capital, Horizons Venture and The Schmidt Family Foundation.

The Role

Saildrone is seeking a Contract Technician to join our Production team.  In this role you will focus on the assembly of harness components for our Saildrone autonomous vehicles, with opportunities to expand to other related production tasks based on performance and needs of the business.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Fabricate and assemble high quality, high reliability wire harnesses
  • Solder, pot, and test cables

  • Read, interpret and work from technical drawings
  • Track inventory, maintain and track harnesses, cable stock, and all components necessary to achieve on time delivery of all work
  • Process obsolete stock and salvage reusable components

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Some College (E.g., Associates or Certification Program) is a strong plus

  • 1 + years experience using basic mechanical and electronic hand tools

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in a fast-paced production environment

  • Hands on experience fabricating harnesses

  • Able to adapt to continually changing work assignments and fast-paced work environment

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy


This position is in Alameda, CA. Only candidates with proper permits to work in the United States can be considered.  Our waterfront office offers beautiful views of San Francisco Bay in always sunny Alameda. Even our walls have good karma, our offices mix software development with a hardware production line in the former airplane hangar used to film 'The Matrix'.

This is an exciting opportunity with a fast-growing post series-B startup at the cutting-edge intersection of big data services and autonomous hardware. You will be an integral part of a high-performing multi-disciplinary delivering high impact for humanity and future generations.

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Saildrone is an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

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