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Robot Assembly & Test Technician

Scythe Robotics

Scythe Robotics

Longmont, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Our Mission at Scythe

Humanity has lost touch with nature - we’ve traded dirt and trees for asphalt, and we rely on loud, polluting, gas-powered machines to care for our limited natural spaces.
Scythe is forging a new future by building intelligent, all-electric machines that unlock a new superpower: the ability to care for the outdoors pollution-free at enormous scale. From today’s first steps in landscape maintenance to full-fledged re-terraforming in the future, Scythe is pioneering autonomous machinery that supports the ingenuity of humans, multiplying our power to nurture our planet.
At Scythe, you’ll work with a team of world-class experts in everything from computer vision to mechanical engineering, pushing the limits of possibility and growing by overcoming hurdles along the way.
The world needs what we’re building—come join us in making it a reality.

Robot Assembly & Test Technician at Scythe

Scythe is looking for a Robot Assembly & Test Technician to support the next chapter in Scythe’s journey: ramping from dozens of units to tens of thousands. We've developed an industry-changing machine and have customers knocking down our door for units, so we're looking to scale our production quickly and get thousands of reliable autonomous machines out into the world where they can change how we take care of all our outdoor space.

You’ll be hands-on with the robot from the start and be responsible for building and testing units to meet our demanding schedule. No task will be too large or too small! You will be a key member of the team providing feedback for design and/or manufacturing improvements to help Scythe increase quality, rate, and decrease cost. As the team grows, you will be in a great position to support new members and help us build a strong manufacturing organization!

What you’ll do at Scythe

  • Hands-on assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of production Scythe mowers with minimal supervision.
  • Contribute hands-on support for development builds, test equipment, and any other R&D efforts that are needed.
  • Assist with the development of production processes for initial production runs of a given product
  • Commission/Test vehicles to ensure quality and performance standards are met
  • Work with a team of technicians and engineers to ensure the robots are built to the highest level of quality while balancing schedule demands.
  • Proficiently use a wide range of assembly hand tools and consumables with minimal to no training (torque wrenches, silicone sealant, Loctite, multimeter, etc). Will be expected to source and procure additional tools as needed.
  • Own area efficiency improvement projects

What you know well

  • Logical order of operations for building complex assemblies with part counts over 50+. Ideally, this includes acceptance and/or validation testing.
  • Integration of electrical components into mechanical assemblies. Understanding ESD risks and ways they can be mitigated in the build environment.
  • Wide range of experience with mechanical and electrical hand tools including, but not limited to: wrenches, sockets, torque wrenches, multimeter, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Safe use of all tools, donning proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and safe lifting/rigging practices.
  • Interpretation of complex mechanical and electrical drawings, wiring diagrams, work instructions, and associated GD&T.
  • Strong verbal communication skills. Must have experience communicating in person with interdisciplinary team members on a daily basis (engineers, peers, supply chain, etc). Examples of this are standup meetings, team huddles, quality reviews, safety reviews, etc.
  • Strong computer skills. Ideally this includes experience with a suite of Google and/or Microsoft tools (Google Sheets, Google Docs, MS Excel, MS Word, etc). Interpreting assembly instructions from these tools will be a key to success.

What you’ve maybe done

  • Assembly of PCBAs into housings, mitigating for ESD risks. Experience connecting PCBAs to relevant harness assemblies.
  • Assembly of electrical harnesses using work instructions and/or engineering drawings.
  • Functional testing of electrical assemblies using in-house designed tests, oscilloscopes, or basic multimeters.
  • Solder rework of through hole and SMT components
  • Worked on a small team in a highly technical environment with tight deadlines
  • Worked within an ERP system, documenting work completion and part consumption from inventory.
  • Experience working on hydraulic or pneumatic systems with ability to identify safety hazards and implement precautions to avoid them.
  • Manual lathe and mill experience with formal training, ideally.
  • Metal fabrication experience including MIG, TIG, metal brakes, structural riveting, etc.

Why Scythe?

  • Scythe is an early-stage but well-capitalized startup. Have a huge impact alongside an awesome team of experts shipping something the world has never before seen
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching today)
  • Fully-sponsored medical, vision, and dental insurance, including 75% funded dependent coverage
  • Headquarters near beautiful Boulder, CO. Enjoy the bounties of nature and open spaces close to home with mountain biking, hiking, skiing and more
  • Satellite offices in Austin, TX and Vero Beach, FL
  • Flexible paid time-off and remote work to let you do your best work where and when you want
  • Highly collaborative learning culture where personal freedom, growth, and responsibility are valued
  • An opportunity to have an incredible positive impact on the world


Scythe is a total compensation company, which provides employees a comprehensive salary, equity, and benefit package. However, only the minimum salary amounts are listed here. Scythe carefully considers a wide range of compensation factors, including education, years of experience, competencies and other relevant business considerations. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary along with your compensation mode preferences. The Robot Assembly Technician position has an expected minimum hourly base of $25. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Equity and benefits packages are NOT included in this estimate. Please note that this information is provided for those hired in Colorado only, and this role is open to candidates outside of Colorado as well.

Scythe is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.