Electrical Technician III at Virgin Hyperloop

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As an Electrical Technician, you will support the assembly, integration, and testing of test related electrical systems. You’ll be responsible for wiring of custom designed, and off-the-shelf hardware including control circuits, power distribution circuits, sensors, and custom electrical enclosures. You will integrate hardware with existing facility electrical power services and or recommend facility power modifications and/or additions for new projects. You’ll perform configuration changes, repair work, troubleshooting, and test execution when required. This position requires the ability to plan and adapt to varying levels of technical data or instructions related to a task or project. You’ll come equipped with being able to read and interpret electrical schematics and manufacturer’s data sheets but can also work from written or verbal instructions with incomplete data. You’ll come in with working knowledge of how to build safe equipment using safe work practices and can readily identify hazards associated with electrical equipment. Last but not least, you will lead and develop less experienced technicians.

The Electrical Technician will:

  • Install custom and off the shelf hardware components and electrical circuits/systems using manufacturer’s and or existing internal documentation
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and components using manufacturer’s and or existing internal documentation and the tools necessary to perform the job
  • Build, assemble, and wire electrical enclosures
  • Maintain lab and facility equipment
  • Participate in specifying requirements, additions and modifications for facility electrical power
  • Share and assert recommendations on electrical system component selection, system layout, wire routing, and other related design work to the hardware designers and/or responsible engineers.
  • Identify overlooked or excluded design elements of electrical systems and then formulate and suggest solutions to designers and responsible engineers
  • Use experience to recommend design improvements to electrical systems
  • Continuously expand current knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of internal customers
  • Participate in creation of work plans for completion of complex projects and tasks
  • Learn and enforce Test Lab policies and procedures
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Manage and maintain a tool inventory necessary for executing daily tasks
  • Manage and maintain a consumables inventory necessary for executing daily tasks
  • Supervise and oversee the work of other personnel as a Senior electrical technician

Other Duties

  • Travel may be required (~15%)
  • All other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Physically able to crouch, walk, maneuver and lift objects up to 40 lbs. independently
  • Willing to work in extreme temperatures & cramped and/ or other uncomfortable environments

An ideal candidate for this role will exhibit the following:

  • A team player who can work with and set the example for others or work individually with a set of clear, yet complex, instructions to complete a task
  • Ability to understand the intent of the work being done when instructions are unclear
  • Ability and willingness to advise others about how unforeseen factors can affect the desired outcome
  • Working knowledge of tools and methods needed to complete the tasks and can appropriately document the work they performed
  • Willingness and ability to teach and explain what they are doing to others
  • Can work in a logical manner to solve problems and have a high attention to detail.
  • Can draw the correct conclusions from limited technical data or instruction to correctly carry out work assigned
  • Ability to work unsupervised in a safe, conscious manner
  • Knows their limitations and exercises good judgement
  • Possesses sound work ethics that serve to set the example for junior technicians
  • A.S. in Electronics or expert-level experience working on electrical systems wiring in a lab environment or on complex systems (ex: Aircraft, Vehicle mechanical systems, or electrical systems)
  • Experience directing the work of less experienced technicians on projects
  • Ability to read and understand technical documentation including mechanical and electrical drawings
  • Competent troubleshooter with complete knowledge of theory and operating principles of electrical systems
  • History of meeting schedules and time lines
  • Clear and effective communicator; must demonstrate written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interpret electrical schematics, shop drawings, sketches and work orders
  • 4-year technical degree in Electronics
  • 5 years of experience working in manufacturing, testing, or instrumentation environment
  • Experience with building or maintaining manufacturing equipment, automotive or air/space craft
  • Formal training in electrical safety
  • OHSA 10 or above
  • Fork Lift and or Rigging experience 
Hyperloop One is an Equal Employment Employer; employment is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected status. Hyperloop One will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the “Ban the Box” legislation. We may access publicly available information as part of your application. For full information on how your personal information will be stored and processed, please click here.
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What are Virgin Hyperloop Perks + Benefits

Virgin Hyperloop Benefits Overview

We place great value in our employees' work-life balance, so our office is full of great perks to make you feel right at home. We've got catered lunches, snacks, coffee and drinks every day so employees can enjoy all three meals at work. Our office also has full showers, towels and lockers along with on-site barber visits, dry cleaning service, and mobile car wash services. Our employees enjoy premium quality medical insurance, as well as stock options with early exercise option. Also, we're dog-friendly!

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We have employee-lead group workout sessions after work!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Virgin Hyperloop One hosts company outings semi-annually. Our most recent team-building was at a Dodgers game!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Eligible company positions are offered relocation assistance.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Our lunch and learns focus on our recent technology, business opportunities, and potential partnerships.
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