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Senior Engineering Lab Technician, Sensors

GM Cruise LLC San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: February 01, 2020
  • Full-Time

Senior Engineering Lab Technician, Sensors
at Cruise
San Francisco, CA

We're Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.
We are building the world's most advanced, all-electric, self-driving cars to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving cars will help save lives, reimagine cities, redefine time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.
At Cruise, our engineers have opportunities to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the cutting-edge of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.
If you are looking to solve one of today's most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work in hundreds of self-driving cars, and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, join us.
Cruise is looking for a Senior Engineering Lab Technician to help us bring-up and test our next generation vehicles and sensors as well as contribute positively to our testing culture by developing sustainable and scalable test station processes and methods. In this position, you will work on a multidisciplinary team and work directly with various stakeholders in order to gather test station requirements to support robust and thorough testing on fast-paced timelines. You will need an aptitude to learn what your immediate responsibilities are as well as how they tie into broader team and company goals.
Day-to-day responsibilities include: (at least 5 responsibilities; utilizing gerunds help activate a more realistic image of the role)

+ Maintain various lab equipment's calibration and vendor engagement for calibrations/warranty servicing
+ Comprehensive knowledge of industry best practice techniques across a range of R&D lab equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, soldering, desoldering, harness building, operating a manual mill, lathe, horizontal/vertical drop saw, and basic machine shop hand tools
+ Experience building up a test lab -- i.e., understanding lab power requirements, interfacing with facilities team(s), gathering ethernet requirements, and overseeing lab builds
+ Experience operating microscopes, oscilloscopes, power supplies, motorized stages, thermal chambers, thermocouple installation and data acquisition, spectrum analyzers, flow hoods, etc.
+ Observe all safety standards and maintain a secure, safe, clean and healthy work environment. Follow operating instructions, use protective equipment when required, and use equipment and materials properly
+ Produce and develop detailed documentation for test, maintenance, safety, and team processes
+ A self starter mentality. The ability to take direction and proactively seek out any missing information or details to accomplish a task.
+ Ability to read and interpret PCB schematics and wiring diagrams
+ Ability to perform Incoming Quality Checks (IQC) on hardware to collect data on component function and performance
+ Proficient with JIRA and able to collect and present understandable test data and results by using google docs/sheets/slides and graphing software

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications: (These are must-haves. List experience, education or equivalent, and 3-4 core skills/competencies. Include "You" statements to help illustrate the ideal candidate)

+ You are able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical schematics, and network diagrams to understand how they apply to a physical setup
+ Strong organizational skills
+ You are proficient creating Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to manage documents for cross-team collaboration
+ Experience bringing up, maintaining, and operating lab equipment such as microscopes, oscilloscopes, power supplies, motorized stages, thermal chambers, DAQ hardware, spectrum analyzers, and the like
+ Experience using Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems
+ Experience working in a machine shop environment using machine shop tools and equipment
+ Ability to thrive in a cooperative, rapidly changing team setting with aggressive goals and challenging timelines
+ Strong work ethic, quality workmanship, and team oriented
+ Current driver's license with a good standing driver record
Bonus points! (these are nice-to-haves. 3 max)

+ Experience working with optical equipment, tools, and fixtures
+ Experience using Python, JIRA, and/or Confluence
+ Experience aligning optics
+ Knowledge of or experience with performing sensor calibration
+ Familiarity with autonomous vehicle or advanced driver-assistance systems that utilize any of the following sensor types: lidar, radar, cameras, or ultrasonics

Perks of being a Cruiser
While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our self-driving cars go:

+ Competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
+ Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
+ Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
+ Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner
+ Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend
+ Monthly gym stipend
+ Quarterly offsites & working retreats
+ On-site massages
+ State-of-the-art equipment for your work station

Learn more about Life at Cruise through the lens of a Cruiser on our LinkedIn Page.
Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.
Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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