Manufacturing technician at Our Sci

Manufacturing Technician in Open AgTech

Application Deadline: December 6, 2021

About Us

We are a small startup passionate about supporting community-driven science and we are building a fully open source future to provide that support. We also think that only through radical collaboration can we achieve our goals, that’s why we are active in the GOSH and GOAT and OpenTEAM communities. We support the development of research capacity in communities through software, hardware, and training. Look [here](https://www.our-sci.net/mission/) for more about our take on the world.

We are looking for a part-time employee who can help us manufacture handheld devices for agricultural and scientific applications throughout the winter and spring, with potential to move to full-time employment in the summer.

About the position

As a small company, we’re looking for someone self-directed and willing to do what needs to be done as our work shifts throughout the season.

The key responsibilities for the job are:

  • keeping the manufacturing process moving by assembling, calibrating, fixing, and shipping devices
  • maintaining and updating our standard operating procedures
  • tracking inventory and maintaining clear communication with our partners
  • improving our existing device designs based on user feedback and experience.
  • identifying opportunities for new products (like the soil respiration sensor or an android-connected soil penetrometer).

The ideal candidate:

  • pays strong attention to detail, and has the ability to balance speed and consistency
  • is experienced in soldering – basic electronics knowledge is a plus
  • is unafraid to learn whatever needs to be learned, with an eye towards efficiency

Pay and Location

The position is part-time based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It starts immediately and is for a minimum of 6 months with the potential to extend. Pay is commensurate with experience and ranges from $15 /hr for the basic skill set to $22.50 /hr for those with more advanced skills and experiences.

Email nat@our-sci.net with your resume and a cover letter. Tell us why Our Sci and this position is a great fit for you!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We seek diversity, not only for the value it brings to our work community, but also for the value it brings to our customers. We prioritize diversity through our work organizing in the open ag and science hardware communities, as well as through direct donations. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.