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Posted: 9/24/2020

Shift: Monday thru Friday; Schedule Flexible

Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

Employment Type: Full time

Start Date: ASAP

Blue Robotics is looking for an Assembly Technician to join our production team building underwater vehicles, thrusters, lights, sensors, and other products. As the Assembly Technician, each component that you assemble will go out into the world to help explore shipwrecks, study endangered species, map the ocean floor, and generally advance human understanding of the oceans.

Because our customers depend on our products performing consistently when they are out in the field, our manufacturing team is focused on continuous process improvement. For us that means every Assembly Technician is someone who is willing to learn and ask questions, comfortable receiving feedback, and can be trusted to work consistently with minimal supervision. Our processes change as we discover better ways of doing things, so someone who is flexible and able to learn quickly is an ideal fit for this position.

We provide hands-on training and frequent check-ins to ensure you are comfortable and confident following assembly procedures. Within 30 days you will be able to cut cable, strip and tin cable, solder cable onto PCBs, and assemble our core products from start to finish with some assistance. By three months, we expect you to be able to fly solo; assembling products that consistently meet quality standards at the same rate as the rest of the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consistently assemble products that meet quality standards;
  • Complete manufacturing orders in a timely manner;
  • Package and label products;>
  • Maintain detailed notes on each job;
  • Report scrap and waste;
  • Maintain an orderly workstation;
  • Follow safety guidelines;
  • Communicate production issues as they arise;
  • Take the initiative to stay up-to-date on production processes;
  • Complete other tasks as needed from time to time
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Able to follow both written and verbal instructions;
  • Comfortable using basic tools (screwdriver, drill, tape gun, etc.);
  • High School diploma or GED;
  • Basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply and divide);
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 – 2 years experience soldering and assembling products;
  • Familiarity with 5S principles;
  • Experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing environment;
  • Experience working in a Lean Manufacturing environment a plus!
  • Physical Requirements:
    Assembly Technicians carry trays of products from one workstation to the next to complete assembly. Most work is completed while sitting down, although some workstations require standing. Additionally, this position requires carrying, pulling/pushing, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, as well as using basic hand tools. Soldering and assembly require excellent visual capability with or without corrective lenses. Team members will be lifting objects weighing 30 lbs frequently.

    Benefits for FT Employees:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
  • Paid vacation hours + paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Plenty of parking
  • Team lunches and other fun events
  • Posted: 8/24/2020

    Shift: Monday thru Friday; 8am-5pm with flexibility

    Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

    Employment Type: Full time

    Start Date: ASAP

    Manufacturing Engineer Role

    Blue Robotics is a small and rapidly growing company that manufactures subsea vehicle components and systems.

    As a Manufacturing Engineer at Blue Robotics you will be able to clearly see the value that your work adds to our company. You will collaborate with R&D engineers to develop new product assembly lines. You will work with assembly technicians to develop and implement improved production processes, flows, and tools. Your obsession with continuous improvement will redefine the assembly experience for our technicians and enhance the performance capabilities of our subsea components.

    Unlike other engineering opportunities you won’t be “plugging in” to a system that’s been established for decades, but rather be an integral part of creating one at a young company. Your typical day will vary: in the build-up to a new product launch you will be working on the creating the assembly line, writing instructions, verifying the manufacturability, during other times you will be working toward improving current product lines, processes / flows, and fixing issues as they come up.

    Essential Functions:

    • Define process flows, assembly procedure, and assembly line layout for new products
    • Provide DFM feedback to design teams to increase manufacturability and build quality
    • Lead daily standups with assembly line technicians
    • Provide daily support and troubleshooting to assembly line technicians to ensure production consistency
    • Design jig, fixture, and QC tooling for production lines
    • Suggest and implement improvements which will improve our production efficiency, product quality, and product manufacturability
    • Troubleshoot problems in production

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field
    • 4+ years work experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2+ years in a warehouse/manufacturing setting
    • Experience performing any of the “Essential Functions” above

    Physical Requirements:

    • The ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds

    Benefits:

    • Competitive pay
    • Flexible schedule
    • Medical and dental insurance
    • 401(k) Plan with 4% matching
    • Paid vacation hours + paid holidays
    • Paid parental leave
    • Plenty of parking
    • Team lunches and other fun events

    If you’re interested in this position, please email us at [email protected] with your resume as well as a description of why you think you’re a good fit for job!

    Posted: 9/25/2020

    Shift: Monday thru Friday

    Location: Our headquarters in Torrance, CA

    Employment Type: Full time

    Start Date: ASAP

    Blue Robotics specializes in manufacturing underwater robotic components and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Our mission is to enable the future of underwater exploration by providing high-performing marine robotics components at an accessible price point. We’re a team of 35 people encompassing manufacturing, supply chain, product design, software development, sales, marketing, and support.

    We’re looking for a Director of Operations to manage day-to-day manufacturing operations including leading our team of assembly technicians, managing our supply chain and vendor relationships, overseeing manufacturing engineering and quality assurance efforts, and helping us build a great company! You will be working with a dedicated team of people on an exciting product line that helps explorers, researchers, hobbyists, and businesses around the world address ocean-related problems.

    As Director of Operations, you’ll oversee the engineering, supply chain, logistics, operations, and production elements of our Operations department. You will be the source of truth for day-to-day process or project updates and a mentor to upcoming leaders within your department. Through proactive, positive communication you will be able to ensure employees are not only informed but also engaged with major initiatives in your department. You will have to balance day-to-day operations with long-term improvement projects and unexpected urgent issues that come up.

    Behind our goal of enabling ocean exploration and serving our customers is a goal to build a long-lasting company that is a great place to work. In this role, you will have a critical impact on that goal and we’re looking for someone who can help us foster a friendly, open culture that strives for constant improvement.


    Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operations of our production team, including directly managing the lead technicians of several production areas, coordinating schedules and resource allocation, and communicating changes or updates to the team
  • Oversee the manufacturing engineering team and prioritize projects and resources to best align with our overall needs
  • Manage the supply chain including assisting with and improving processes for procurement, inventory control, vendor relationship management, inbound/outbound logistics, and sustainability and responsible sourcing efforts
  • Oversee all Operations staff and maintain staffing levels through hiring and employee retention
  • Coach, counsel, and develop direct reports
    Create and drive strategies to guide our department decisions and approach
  • Manage efforts to implement new processes, tools, and procedures
  • Facilitate communication between the Operations teams and with other company departments
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to monitor operational performance

  • Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in an engineering, business, or management field, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in a professional environment
  • 5+ years of manufacturing management experience
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate teams
  • Well-developed communication, presentation, and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines
  • Training or experience in Six Sigma and Lean principles is preferred
  • Experience with ERP and eCommerce systems (we use Odoo and WooCommerce)

  • Physical Requirements:
    Ability to remain standing for entire shift in order to communicate with workers in the entire warehouse. Additionally, this position will at times require carrying, pulling/pushing, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, as well as using basic hand tools. Soldering and assembly require excellent visual capability with or without corrective lenses. Occasional lifting objects weighing 30 lbs frequently.


    Benefits (Full Time)

  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401(k) with 4% Matching
  • Medical & Dental
  • Parental Leave
  • Company Lunches & Special Events