New Product Introduction Technician
Posted on 1/10/2023
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • High School diploma or equivalent. AS degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in prototyping, assembly, or manufacturing of electro-mechanical components
  • Basic understanding of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical systems
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Direct experience with reading and understanding manufacturing instructions and mechanical drawings with basic understanding of electrical systems
  • High level of craftsmanship and attention to detail married with the ability to work quickly
  • Quality focused with the ability to manage your time across multiple competing tasks and priorities
  • Able to lift 30-50 pounds on a daily basis and to maintain a safe working environment
  • The ideal candidate has IPC Certification
  • Deep knowledge and experience with welding and metal fabrication
  • CAD
  • Electronics prototyping
  • Machining
  • Composites
  • You must be eligible to work in the US
  • Support early prototyping and testing activities by building and maintaining hardware
  • Maintain NPI line(s) in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Perform complex and precise electro-mechanical assembly work and be able to work independently once a task is assigned
  • Make connections with other employees, learn how teams interact, and work fluidly with the NPI and Engineering teams
  • Provide design and assembly feedback to Engineering, as well as work closely with them to troubleshoot issues that come up during builds
  • Own the success of specific Zipline product development efforts
  • Meet aggressive deadlines, and provide support as needed during testing
  • Handle a variety of operations, including troubleshooting and rework requiring a sufficient understanding of the functional operation of the items assembled as well as the finished product
  • Work from complex and detailed schematics, drawings, and/or verbal and written instructions and specialized fixtures/test equipment
  • Have a quick and flexible approach to problem solving, task juggling, and collaboration
  • Update production records / test results, record process improvements and manufacturability suggestions
  • Communicate build results, ideas, and problems to supervisor and Design Engineers
  • Identify discrepant materials/components verbally and in writing to the NPI Supervisor
  • Escalate build issues through the proper channels and drive to resolution
  • Coach and effectively lead new technicians on builds when multiple technicians are required to complete projects
  • Be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be comfortable with working long hours when required to achieve deadlines

501-1,000 employees

Autonomous drone delivery
Company Overview
Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products to everyone, no matter where they live.