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Robot Field Operator

Gecko Robotics

Gecko Robotics

Pittsburgh, PA, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

What We Do

Gecko Robotics is helping the world’s most important organizations ensure the availability, reliability, and sustainability of critical infrastructure. Gecko's complete and connected solutions combine wall-climbing robots, industry-leading sensors, and an AI-powered data platform to provide customers with a unique window into the current and future health of their physical assets. This enables real-time decision making to increase the efficiency and safety of operations, promote mission readiness, and protect the environment and civilization from the effects of infrastructure failure.

Role at a Glance

The Robot Field Operator is on the frontlines of our robotic industrial inspections. This individual plays a key role in ensuring customer needs are met while performing inspections and operating in-field robotic products at power plants, paper mills, and other industrial environments throughout North America. When not in the field, the Robot Field Operator is responsible for maintenance and repair of electromechanical equipment including gears/motors, cameras, actuators, control boxes, cables, etc.

What you will do

  • Perform in-field robotic, handheld, and other Non-Destructive Testing (UT, PT, MT, VT, etc.) inspections at customer sites.
  • Perform all procedures and work to Gecko and customer safety policies, including wearing proper PPE.
  • Operate robotic inspection equipment and ensure data integrity in industrial environments.
  • Ensure highest customer satisfaction through effective communication and job execution.
  • Maintain robotic equipment including repair, cleaning, and others while not in the field.
  • Ensure compliance with schedule.
  • Solicit and relay customer and product feedback for the purposes of improving quality and scope of services.
  • Complete trip reports, expense reports, and other paperwork covering activities in the field.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of technical details of company service offerings and tools.
  • Use hand drill, drill press, grinder and other assembly tools as required.
  • Support Robot/Field AUT Specialists, both in the field and in the shop.
  • Perform other activities as directed.
  • Maintain compliance with all customer required background check and drug screening requirements.
  • This position requires 50-75% travel.
  • Ability to operate in multiple environments, including a machine shop, and field work performed in OSHA-confined spaces, at heights, and in multiple weather conditions including heat, rain, and cold.

About You

  • Must have industry experience in power generation, pulp and paper, petrochemical, oil and gas or other like industries; or 1+ years of other relevant experience.
  • Must have hands-on experience working with electrical and mechanical devices/tools.
  • Must be hard working, a self-starter, confident, and highly ethical.
  • Must possess a positive attitude, good attention-to-detail, and time-management skills.
  • Must be able to work well with others and have communication skills that enable him/her to work with all levels of staff, vendors, and customers.
  • Demonstrates grit, resiliency, and commitment to get the job done.
  • Willingness to learn from everything, including failure.
  • Team player who strives to grow with the team and make each other better.
  • Is proud of what Gecko has to offer and represents the company with enthusiasm at customer sites.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid TWIC card.

Work Environment

  • This job operates in multiple environments, including a machine shop, and field work performed in OSHA-confined spaces, at heights, and in multiple weather conditions including heat, rain, and cold.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repetitively
  • Ability to carry 50 pounds, for a distance up to 100 feet
  • Ability to climb stairs while carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to push and/or pull up to 50 pounds consistently, for periods up to 12 hours per day
  • Ability to stand for up to 12 hours per day
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and/or crawl repetitively
  • Ability to wear a respirator

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Who We Are

At Gecko, our people are our greatest investment. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer company equity, 401(k) matching, gender-neutral parental leave, full medical, dental, and vision insurance, mental health and wellness support, ongoing professional development, family planning assistance, and flexible paid time off.

Gecko values collaboration, innovation, and partnership, and we believe we do our best work when we're together in person. We’re an office-first culture but understand that sometimes you may need to work from home. Many people are in the office five days a week, others need a bit more flexibility. Ultimately, we care about the outcomes we achieve - and creating a culture of autonomy and trust that enables that impact.

Gecko is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe it is our collective responsibility to uphold these values and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to join us in our mission to protect today’s infrastructure and give form to tomorrow’s. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law. If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your talents to support our critical mission, we’d love to hear from you.