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Robot Manufacturing Technician

Pickle Robot

Pickle Robot

Charlestown, Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
About Us: Do you want to get in on the ground floor of a fast growing, VC backed, robotic logistics company? Do you like building complex things? Do you want to work with a great team? Do you have a foundation in mechanical and/or electrical fabrication? Then join Pickle Robot! Founded here in Cambridge, we are teaching off-the-shelf robot arms how to pick up boxes and play tetris with them. At Pickle, our goal is to work alongside people in the very messy world of the loading dock, reducing the backbreaking human effort that goes into getting your online orders to your door.
Position Overview: We are looking for Manufacturing Technicians at a variety of levels of experience from entry to experienced to help support our growing manufacturing line of Truck Unloading robots. You would work under the guidance of one of our experienced fabricators to build and assemble complex robots with a high degree of accuracy using a variety of tools and techniques.


  • Assemble complex robots as part of our Truck Unload manufacturing process
  • Work with a team of engineers, builders, and operations to deliver quality products
  • Perform functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up, calibration and troubleshooting tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies
  • Work from BOM, assembly drawings and/or verbal instructions to repair or modify assemblies
  • Maintain production machines and equipment to ensure the production area is safe to work, productive, and has required inventory
  • Be willing to contribute to functional specs and participate in design reviews
  • Identify and debug problems in processes, products, equipment and work for solutions

Specific familiarity with at least some of the following:

  • Drilling and tapping
  • Understanding of fasteners and locking hardware
  • Torque settings
  • Metric and Imperial units of measurement
  • Extruded aluminum
  • Repetitive process and production work
  • Hoisting and rigging experience
  • Flexibility and problem solving skills
  • Organized and clean as much as you are able given deadlines
  • Light carpentry
  • Hex wrenches, sockets wrenches, torque wrenches
  • Mag drill, drill press, hand drill, impact driver
  • Hoisting and rigging tools and materials
  • Pallet jack, auto jacks, engine hoists
  • Tape measure and combo square
  • Porta band, band saw, files

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED certification
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude or experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs consistent with OSHA guidelines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret engineering drawings and dimensions
  • Likes working on a team
  • Can communicate work status, progress, blockers and anticipated remaining time needed
  • Willing to ask for help when needed
  • Eager to learn and grow your skills
  • Flexibility - things don’t always go according to plan and you will frequently need to pivot and adapt
  • Forklift certification, or willingness to learn, a plus
Pickle Robot Co is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We are not able to offer visa sponsorship for this role at this time.