Hardware Technician

  • Kairos Aerospace
  • Feb 28, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

At Kairos Aerospace we combine innovative aerospace systems with advanced data science. Unlike traditional aerospace companies, we sell information, not hardware - we operate our sensors cost-effectively at continental scale to produce novel data streams about pressing global problems.

First on our list: spotting hard-to-monitor emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change.
As a team, we love science and engineering, we love getting our hands dirty with hardware and software, and we love seeing our work make a difference in the real world.

We’ve created a diverse, collaborative, supportive, and fun environment that is based on integrity and treating people right. So no matter your gender, gender identity, race, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, or disabilities, we welcome you and would like to work with you. :-)

It’s never boring, it’s always challenging, and we’re usually laughing.

The Hardware Tech will help Kairos scale its hardware operations by supporting the mechanical and electrical assembly and maintenance of the Kairos imaging pods. You will be able to make an immediate impact by conducting hardware maintenance and assembly tasks while providing feedback to improve the current methods. Responsibilities include the disassembly, inspection, and reassembly of our mechanical and electrical systems. You will be encouraged to learn the operation of our imaging equipment in order to test the imaging pod's functionality. You will also be in charge of the lab/shop inventory in order to keep hardware supplies, tools, and parts organized and in stock. The skills required to carry out the above responsibilities are more important than your educational background.

Being a startup, there are always opportunities to work in other areas such as data analysis, software projects, and flight systems and we welcome you to explore any areas of interest.


    • Excellent mechanical skills (best practices, use of tools)
    • Experience assembling custom wiring harnesses (soldering, crimping, connectors, etc)
    • Proficient soldering skills
    • Experience with spreadsheets for managing inventory
    • Ability to use a multimeter for basic diagnostics

Nice To Haves

    • Experience working with flight critical hardware
    • Experience using Linux computers through command line interface
    • Experience programming with Python

Life at Kairos
A few important facts about working at Kairos Aerospace:
We provide health, dental, and vision insurance, including subsidized coverage for dependents.
We think death-march hours are a bad way to run a company. We expect something approximating a 40-hour work week, but mostly we just care that your work gets done. No, really. (Full disclosure: we occasionally put in some extra hours during crunch periods, but that is the exception, not the norm).
We do not track vacation time, nor do we have set hours to be in the office. Instead, we encourage taking real vacations, mental health days, leaving early to pick up the kids, working from home, time-shifting commutes, staying home when you're sick, ducking out to the gym - we believe work time should be flexible.
We support remote work, and even many of our local people only come in to the office a few days a week. We love it when kids make a cameo in a video call.APPLY FOR THIS JOB




11-50 employees  

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