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Maintenance Technician

Heirloom

Heirloom

Tracy, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

About Us

All across the world, from the azure pools of Turkey and Oman to the travertine terraces of Yellowstone, our planet quietly pulls carbon dioxide from the air and turns it to stone. For eons, Earth has relied on this process to balance its carbon cycle. What if it could be harnessed? What if we could do it faster, in larger quantities, and at a low enough cost to make it an effective tool in the fight against climate change?

At Heirloom, we are turning that into reality. We use the natural carbon capture properties of abundant minerals to pull CO2 from the air, and store it permanently underground. We come to work every day to slow climate change, and are united behind a single, common goal - to remove 1 billion tons of CO2 from the sky by 2035, and to not stop before we get there.

We bring together the precise recipe of science, technology, know-how, and strategy necessary to make low cost, high quality carbon removal a reality. If we’re successful, we will directly mitigate climate change, build a world we can proudly hand over to our children and grandchildren, and catalyze an industry that will rival the largest the world has ever seen. If you want to change the planet, come join us.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As temperatures continue to rise, individuals from marginalized communities will face the harshest impacts of climate change. We believe wholeheartedly that building a diverse company is critical to Heirloom’s success. To accomplish this, we’ve put recruiting, hiring and retaining individuals from underrepresented groups at the top of our priority list.

We encourage you to apply if you identify as Black, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic or Latino, LGBTQ+ – or with any other underrepresented group – even if you don’t tick all the boxes in the description below.

The Role

Heirloom is looking for a Maintenance Technician to perform routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on electrical and mechanical systems involving production equipment and plant systems.

  • Work with operations and engineering to maintain, repair and troubleshoot any equipment onsite

  • Root cause problems and take notes of actions and time required to diagnose and repair

  • Gather information on machine dependability to influence future iterations

  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical components

  • Work with a CMMS system for work order and equipment tracking

  • Build and modify existing equipment as needed

  • Support the production team as needed

  • Monitor tools and equipment for safe working conditions.

What you will bring

The position requires experience in maintaining and troubleshooting electrical, pneumatic and mechanical systems, a strong working knowledge of PLC and motor controls, and the ability to work from schematics. In addition to computer skills, the position requires organizational and communication skills and the ability to support plant operations. We are seeking a technician experienced in troubleshooting with a preventative and predictive mindset.

  • Maintenance Experience (electrical, mechanical)

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings

  • Technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical parts

  • Root cause analysis

  • An eagerness to learn and grow

Nice to have:

  • CMMS familiarity

  • Automated plant experience

Education and Qualifications:

  • Computer Literacy

  • Ability to work in outdoor environments (example: hot sun, cold, crawl spaces, etc.).

  • Position may require working at heights including; climbing ladders, stairs, and working on scissor lifts.

  • Capable of performing repetitive duties including; lifting up to 50 lbs., bending, pushing, pulling, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Experience using basic hand and power tools safely.

You don’t have to have every listed requirement and skill to be a great fit - you may even teach us something about what we should be looking for! If you are passionate about this opportunity and think you have the skills to succeed, please apply!

Target compensation for this role is between $30 and $40/hr depending on level and experience.

Why you should join Heirloom

  • We are solving the engineering problem of our generation. Climate change is an existential threat, and we need as many of the world’s motivated minds as possible to help. There is no greater challenge or opportunity than fighting climate change.

  • We have done this before. We’re engineers, scientists, and concerned humans from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are pooling our knowledge and skills to collectively build a more equitable, prosperous future for all.

  • We are a united, resilient, and optimistic bunch. We are all here for the same reason - to slow climate change. We recognize the magnitude of the challenge ahead of us, and believe we can solve it. We can see a hopeful future where we eventually reverse climate change. It won’t be easy, but we won’t quit.

  • We are backed by the best climate partners in the world. We’re well funded by investors from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ahren Innovation Capital, Carbon Direct, Microsoft, Lowercarbon Capital, ARPA-e and the National Science Foundation. Our early customers include Stripe, Shopify, and Klarna, and we’re building durable partnerships that enable us to tackle this decades-long problem.

Perks and Benefits

  • Robust health coverage. Excellent health, dental and vision insurance covered up to 100% by Heirloom. FSA option.

  • Generous parental leave. 16 weeks paid leave for all Heirloom employees, regardless of primary/secondary caregiver status.

  • Generous stock options.

  • Flexible time off. Unlimited PTO for exempt (salaried) employees & 80 hours for full time non-exempt (hourly) employees.

  • 401(k).

  • Stay healthy. Monthly health and wellness reimbursement.

  • Learn on the job. Robust annual education and conference budget, including airfare and hotel costs.