Battery Test Technician

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About Zipline

Do you want to change the world? Zipline uses drones to deliver critical and lifesaving medicine to thousands of hospitals serving millions of people in multiple countries. Our mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. We believe that where you live should not decide whether you live. 

About You and the Role

As a member of Zipline’s growing test team, you will have the unique opportunity to work on ground-breaking test systems with a talented set of engineers and technicians committed to Zipline’s mission. As our first dedicated battery cell test technician, you will lead the way in operating and developing our cell research infrastructure and investigating cutting-edge battery technology. You will have opportunities to develop a deep understanding of battery physics/chemistry, fixture hardware design, test campaign planning, and automation software under the guidance of industry-leading engineers. Most importantly, your work developing next-gen battery technologies will become critical in helping us complete vital deliveries to as many people as possible. Do you have what it takes?

Responsibilities
  • Design and build test harnesses and fixtures for a variety of cell types
  • Coordinate various simultaneous test campaigns ranging in length from a few hours to several months
  • Work closely with test engineers to implement improvements to our cell tester systems
  • Maintain the cell tester systems and ensure a high level of safety during operation
  • Level up our test data analysis processes and learn how to automate them with help from from our data and software teams
  • Work with the facilities team and contractors to ensure we have sufficient power and spacing for all our cell testing plans
  • Write detailed test reports and documentation so that all progress made in the testing process can be used for years to come
Must-have experience
  • Executing and keeping track of various projects simultaneously on a timeline and providing regular updates
  • Collaborating with engineers to define test metrics and then executing test campaigns to meet those requirements
  • Writing detailed reports and documentation based on test results and processes
  • Soldering and building harnesses from basic circuit diagrams
  • Working with electronics and basic understanding of key principles (voltage, current, resistance, charge, conductivity, AC vs DC, etc.)
  • Operating and implementing safety-critical systems 
Nice-to-have experience
  • Using lab instruments (multimeter, power supply, oscilloscope, etc.)
  • Working with environmental chambers
  • Interacting with computer automation software
  • Assembling basic fixtures based on a loose set of instructions and drawings
  • Operating machining tools (mill, laser cutter, etc.)
  • Conducting basic data analysis
What else you need to know

Zipline is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state, federal or local law or our other policies.

We value diversity at Zipline and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in tech. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

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Culture
Volunteer in local community
We pretty regularly participate in and host school and community events for STEM and technology. Our teams in Rwanda participate in Umuganda (community volunteering) every month.
Partners with Nonprofits
We work with groups like Black Girls Code, Drone Legends, and Women & Drones to inspire young kids and get their wheels turning about robots from a young age.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We're a pretty quirky bunch, and it's not rare to find our team doing things like having a mechanical boat race on the bay, DJing at our holidays parties, & going to comedy events together.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Zipline has a compensation philosophy centered around both cash & equity.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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