Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.
Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.
Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.
As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.
We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.
Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.
About the Role:
The ideal candidate will have a strong affinity for working with and building electrical and mechanical assemblies demonstrating proficiency in reading both mechanical and electrical drawings for both build and debug purposes. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and a desire for continuous on-the-job learning are required. Ability to debug problems in complex systems, and follow key instructions.
Impact You’ll Own:
Assemble, disassemble, and prepare high-value space flight hardware in accordance with established procedures
Repair and rework electronic assemblies
Test electrical system and boards with a variety of analytical lab equipment (examples: oscilloscopes, power supplies, meters, electrical loads, etc)
Execute detailed test procedures and accurately record/prepare test results and data analysis
Assemble mechanical and electrical test fixtures and setups
Maintain and troubleshoot electrical test equipment
Work closely with engineers to support project development work
What You Bring:
Demonstrated precision faAble to effectively contribute to a dynamic and often fast-paced, high-pressure work environment.System testing and troubleshooting
Knowledge of electronic and mechanical assemblies
Basic PCB soldering and mechanical assembly skills
Experience rolling out SOPs and standard work
Ability to debug mechanical and electrical systems
Ability to execute complex, detailed operations
Familiarity with proper factory and lab safety/ OSHA requirements
Impeccable organization skills
Ability to work with cross-functional teams of professionals is required
Knowledge of 5S & Lean MFG principles
Ability to read mechanical drawings and diagrams
What Makes You Stand Out:
Educational background in ME or IE
ISO/AS 9002 experience
Experience of electrical assembly (Solder, wire crimp, cable assemblies)
Ability to use light machine shop fabrication equipment (mill, lathe, band saw, chop saw, etc
Experience working with batteries
Benefits While Working at Planet:
Comprehensive Health Plan
Wellness program and onsite massages in specific offices
Flexible Time Off
Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
Offsites and Happy Hours
Some Press About Us:
Our CEO, Will Marshall featured on TED and featured in a Planet Blog
“Planet: Bringing Space Back Down to Earth”
Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth features in NBC News
“Planet And Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch To Honor Women In Aerospace” —Planet Blog
Why we care so much about Belonging.
We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.
Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Planet is an inclusive community and we know that everyone has their own needs. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation during the interview process, please call Planet's front office at 669-214-9404 or contact your recruiter with your request. Your message will be confidential and we will be happy to assist you.
Compensation (only applicable for Colorado applicants):
The base pay range targeted for this position in Colorado is: $116,100 - $187,200. This role is eligible for equity.
The actual offer, including the compensation package, is determined based on multiple factors, including experience, location, and other business considerations.
Planet is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states. If you are not able to work from a state where Planet is registered, you will not be eligible for employment.