Robot Field Technician

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Robot Field Technician, 12/17/2020

AMP Robotics is a pioneer and industry leader in artificial intelligence and robotics for the recycling industry. Every day, we’re working to reimagine and actively modernize the world’s recycling infrastructure. Headquartered and manufacturing operations in Louisville, Colorado, we build and deploy cutting-edge technology solutions that solve many of the central challenges of recycling to make it more efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable. 

We’re fostering an environment where talented, driven individuals can grow and create impact. We are looking for unconventional thinkers to join our mission; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors including Sequoia Capital and recognition including Fortune’s Impact 20, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and Forbes’ most promising artificial intelligence companies in America, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve each day in what we do. Learn more at AMPRobotics.com.

AMP Robotics is hiring a Robot Field Technician reporting to the Manager of Field Services to focus on building and installing the physical support structure, safety devices, electronics, manipulation system, and robots for the recycling industry. Your primary responsibility will be to install and/or service build robot systems, hardware, mechanical devices, and wiring harnesses for specific customer installation locations and evolving needs. 

As our Robot Field Technician, you will work to:

  • In the first few months, you will:
    • Work directly on AMP’s robot installations, to learn their design philosophies, features, and functionality.
    • Upgrade existing systems in North America with new hardware for improved reliability.
    • Build out, test, and install new systems for new customers or new installations.
    • Be amazed at the difference AMP technology is making in an industry ripe for disruption.
  • In the longer term, you will:
    • Identify areas of improvement in the design and installation of the robot, and implement design and procedure changes.
    • Learn to calibrate, operate, and troubleshoot AMP Robotics products.
    • Train and mentor new members of the Robotics Hardware Team.
    • Experiment with completely new technologies and capabilities in AMP’s controlled lab environment.
    • Close the engineering feedback loop by systematically reporting unique installation performance metrics and observations.
    • Guide the transition process from installation to service through seamless technical communication to internal teams.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • None.

The successful candidate will have:

Required:

  • A strong technical hardware or field engineer/technician background  with practical experience.
  • Highly proficient with common field tools (tap/die, impact drills, grinders, multi-meter, wrenches, etc.).
  • Familiarity with mechanical drawings and CAD software (Solidworks).
  • Imaginative and open mind for problem solving.
  • Personable demeanor for interacting with clients.
  • Ability to work equally well in a team or solo environment.
  • A desire to learn something new everyday, then teach a teammate.
  • Extremely resourceful - known as a person who “finds a way to get it done.”

Preferred: 

  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Experience with electrical wiring, manufacturing techniques, and on-site assembly and installation of mechanical systems.
    • Process or documentation creation examples (Gantt charts, P&IDs, process flows, etc.).
    • Hobby level or greater interest in modern computer languages (C++, Python, JavaScript, SQL, Linux etc). Github examples if available.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience (military, field-team lead, small project coordinator).
    • Technical training or personal experience with welding, metal work, or other fabrication related skill sets.
    • Previous history of completion/documentation of Functional Acceptance Testing (FAT) for system integration projects.
    • Proficiency with CAD systems, creating and interpreting technical drawings.
    • Experience with industrial controls (valves, sensors, actuators, control systems).
    • Experience with robot firmware - e.g. RAPID, ACE, Ladder Logic.
    • A portfolio of past work and ability to show and explain projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  •  Excitement about robotics, artificial intelligence, and recycling. This is cutting edge development in the world of industrial robotics so you should enjoy being experimental, be ready to rapidly iterate, and have the know-how to install/maintain reliable and repeatable systems.
  • Competency with standard office computer applications.

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

Experience: 

  • 1 year of professional experience working in the field or equivalent.  

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, and ability to accurately see and label color. (remove if not a requirement)
  • Demonstrated ability to work long hours in difficult situations (heat, dust, small spaces, tight deadlines, etc.).

Working Location(s): 

  • 2770 Industrial Lane, Broomfield, CO

Travel Requirements: 

  • Travel frequently (up to 70%) to install and/or maintain systems at customer sites.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement: 

AMP Robotics is an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Company will be based on job openings, merit, qualifications, and abilities as required by the position. The Company does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees, applicants, customers, or independent contractors because of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation (including gender identity or expression, including a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status, or PeopleCare’s perception thereof)
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Citizenship
  • Military or veteran status
  • Ancestry
  • Age (40 or over)
  • Disability (including genetic information)
  • Or, any other consideration made unlawful by applicable laws. 

Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination. 


Other duties: 


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. In addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer competitive base salaries; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off and sick time; flexible work hours; and the opportunity to quickly accelerate your learning and growth.


Salary & compensation information: $55,000-65,000 depending on experience

Benefits information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching).
  • Seven (7) paid holidays – 7 company designated and 2 floating holidays. (salaried employees only)
  • Referral bonuses for staff positions.
  • Paid Vacation Leave – Accrues at a rate of ~4.31 hours (0.54 days) per pay period (2 weeks) starting day 1. Unused PTO carries over each year with a 1-year limit.
  • Paid Sick Leave – 64 hours per year, given in full on start date, refreshes on anniversary.
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Location

Nestled in the heart of a thriving tech park - complete with brewery and climbing gym! - and adjacent to the quaint downtown of Louisville, Colorado.

An Insider's view of AMP Robotics

What are some social events your company does?

Bringing our team together during Covid has been so easy because everyone genuinely cares about staying connected. We've hosted a socially-distanced trivia night in our parking lot with a drive-in sized projector screen, and have even run a few of our own cooking shows where people followed along from home and learned a recipe through video.

Russ

Office and Human Resources Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Supporting remote systems in unforgiving environments across the world is hard work. It requires foresight from the initial stages of a project and a tight, honest feedback loop. I'm proud to be in a group focused on creative and proactive service solutions for our customers to increase the profitability of recycling. It's exciting work!

Chase

Robotics Operations Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've always wanted to contribute to something sustainable that I believed in and could be proud of. Working at AMP is a dream not only because I can see the immediate impact of my contribution but because it is a group of hard working, passionate, and lively people I love working with.

Siena

Quality Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Innovation can come from any level. I try to provide the 30,000 ft view of the problem to solve and why it is important to the company's direction and success. I find this enables team members to look beyond the next steps and start to craft creative holistic solutions pairing perspectives to achieve innovative and creative solutions.

Mark

VP of Product

What makes someone successful on your team?

Recognize you have a lot to offer, yet also a lot to potentially learn—and be open to how and from who you learn, as well as how and who you can teach. Leading with respect for everyone’s different perspectives opens up so many ways we can unify them for the benefit of ourselves, our teams, and the customers we serve.

Maria

Production Team Lead

What are AMP Robotics Perks + Benefits

AMP Robotics Benefits Overview

AMP Robotics is an exciting place to work, and we have fun at the intersection of recycling, robotics, and artificial intelligence! The company offers employees benefits such as 401k, healthcare insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability coverage, and long term disability coverage. Many of these benefits extend to dependents as well.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
AMP offers two floating holidays that our team can use at their discretion throughout the year. Election Day is also a paid company holiday.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes board games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Parking
Pet Friendly
AMP welcomes well-behaved pets.
Recreational Clubs
AMP has a number of active social clubs, with outlets for those who like board games, gardening, fly fishing, hiking/climbing 14ers, and many more! We've hosted two virtual cooking demos this year.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

Other stuff we do at AMP:

We recently introduced Zestful, an employee recognition tool. Our team members recognize each other for excellent work through Zestful, tying peer-to-peer recognitions to our core values. Team members accrue points in Zestful that can be used for rewards like HeadSpace subscriptions, meal kit deliveries, books, and even limited-run swag!

We leverage our engagement survey results at AMP. Gathering info from everyone on the team about what they want goes a long way so we can then execute on initiatives to continue to grow AMP in all the best ways.

And we have some pretty awesome weekly all hands meetings!

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