Manufacturing Technician

Join the Team Saving the Planet, One Animal at a Time

At Wildlife Computers, we’re not just a manufacturing company – we’re a passionate team dedicated to protecting the world’s most amazing creatures. Since 1984, our cutting-edge satellite tags have enabled groundbreaking research into the lives of seals, whales, sea turtles, and more. The data we provide is driving real change and shaping environmental policies across the globe.

Be Part of Something Bigger

As a Manufacturing Technician, you’ll play a crucial role in our team, not just as a number, but as a valued member. You will play a vital role in creating the innovative technology that uncovers the secrets of the animal kingdom. Your work will quite literally touch the lives of some of the most majestic beings on Earth, while contributing to our ever-growing portfolio of over 4,000 research publications.This is more than just a job – it’s a chance to merge your skills with your passion for conservation. Join a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and researchers, all united in their quest to better understand and protect our planet’s natural wonders.

What You Will Bring:

  • Experience in final mechanical assembly of complex electronic instruments, encapsulation in epoxy, and creating silicone casting molds.
  • Proficiency in calculations involving ratios, proportions, percentages, and volume.
  • Problem-solving skills for dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations with limited standardization.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or 12-18 months of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in basic math (algebra and geometry), Microsoft Office, and good communication skills.

What You Will Do:

As a Manufacturing Technician at Wildlife Computers, you’ll play a hands-on role in bringing innovative technology to life, meticulously assembling cutting-edge instruments, expertly executing complex casting processes, continuously improving efficiency, and going the extra mile to meet critical deadlines for delivering game-changing products*.

  • The details:
    • Finalizing mechanical assembly tasks such as potting, encapsulating, and various finishing processes.
    • Ensuring accurate order fulfillment with the correct items and accessories.
    • Scheduling and executing casting to meet manufacturing schedules.
    • Following “best practice” casting processes for each mold type.
    • Identifying areas for improvement and suggesting modifications for increased efficiency.
    • Managing casting area supplies and assisting in maintaining accurate inventory levels.
    • Participating in the company safety plan.
    • Performing work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet deadlines.

What We Offer:

  • A unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge conservation technology.
  • A tight-knit, family-friendly company culture that values authenticity.
  • Comprehensive benefits including generous paid time off (24 days of PTO starting day one), medical/dental/vision, 401 (k), and skills development.
  • Opportunities for growth, mentorship, and skills development.
  • A competitive salary range of $22-$23 per hour.

Don’t just find a job – find your calling. Apply now to become our new Manufacturing Technician and join us in shaping a better future for our planet’s incredible wildlife. Need more information? Explore our website, to learn more about what we do and the innovative products we create.

*Physical Demands of this Position

As this is a hands-on position, there are physical demands surrounding it. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. You will need to:

  • Work in a manufacturing-laboratory environment with chemical exposure that is typical for a manufacturing casting room environment.
  • Work in an environment where the noise level is moderate; however, occasional work is required near moving mechanical parts where the noise level is louder with dust, vibration, chemical exposure etc.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time to manually manipulate parts and tools with repetitive hand and wrist motions.
  • Occasionally lift to 40 pounds
Job Category: Production
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Redmond WA

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