Senior Equipment Maintenance Technician

Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Archer is an aerospace company based in San Jose, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 100 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise.

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with the engineering teams to support equipment bring-up and process validation
  • Support installation, commissioning, and qualification of new equipment and tooling with integrators
  • Develop and document preventative maintenance plans
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on industrial automation and equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment and processes
  • Procure, install, organize, and maintain spare parts and equipment
  • Design and build basic lab fixtures, tools, and electrical panels
  • Operate machine shop equipment to create simple components and fixtures
  • Mentor other technicians

What you need:

  • Associate’s Degree, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience as a Maintenance, Controls Technician working on automation and/or electromechanical systems
  • Knowledge of Electrical Standards (NFPA79, NEC, UL508A)
  • Knowledge of Safety Standards (ANSI/RIA15.06, OSHA)
  • Demonstrated understanding of industrial communication protocols
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed mechanical assembly drawings and accurately measure and inspect tolerances
  • Knowledge of multiple robotic systems for programming, teaching, control system repairs (Fanuc preferred)
  • Experience with pneumatic and hydraulic systems (control systems, hydraulic power systems and lubrication systems)
  • Familiarity with programming cyclic execution devices such PLCs (Allen-Bradley preferred)
  • Experience integrating/setting up/using a wide variety of industrial equipment such as dispense systems, torque tools, power transducers, etc.
  • Excellent logical-thinking
  • Self-driven / hands on attitude
  • High quality workmanship standards
  • Experience following all aspects of maintenance safety protocol (LOTO, 5S, Arc Flash, etc.).

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Direct experience building and testing high voltage battery modules and / or packs
  • NFPA 70E certification
  • RIA certifications (certified vision professional, certified motion control professional)
  • Basic CAD design experience (i.e. NX, Catia, Solidworks)
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time

At Archer we aim to attract, retain, and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our business. We drive a pay-for-performance culture and reward performance that supports the Company’s business strategy. For this position we are targeting a base pay between $35.53 - $44.42 per hour. Actual compensation offered will be determined by factors such as job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Archer is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities, and those with sincerely held religious beliefs. Applicants who may require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should provide their name and contact information to Archer’s People Team at Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Archer Aviation does not engage with external recruiting agencies/individual recruiters with whom it does not have a prior written agreement. Archer reserves the right to make use of any unsolicited resumes that it receives and bears no responsibility for payment of any fees asserted from the use of unsolicited resumes. If you are a recruiting agency or individual recruiter wishing to do business with Archer, please reach out to All employment processes are managed by the Archer People Team.