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Production Lead Technician

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

At Antora, we’re on a mission to stop climate change. And we can’t do that unless we tackle the 30% of global emissions that come from industry.

Antora is unlocking zero-emissions industrial energy, cheaper than fossil fuels. Antora’s thermal batteries store energy from renewables as heat for days on end, delivering that stored energy as heat and power at the scale and temperatures that large industrial operations demand. We’re on a path to eliminate gigatons of emissions while strengthening domestic manufacturing, curbing industrial air pollution, and enhancing America’s clean energy leadership.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to a future where every industrial facility, everywhere on earth, is powered by abundant, low-cost, zero-emissions energy.

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Production Lead Associate to join our manufacturing team. Your role will be to support the day-to-day operation of the manufacturing area. You should have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team. We are looking for an individual that has a keen eye for detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines. You and the manufacturing team will be responsible for ensuring that our products are built to the highest standard. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to work in an exciting company that has a Team and Mission first environment. If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience, go ahead, and apply today.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Observes appropriate safety procedures and works to applicable codes and guidelines.
  • Utilize routine and non-standard work orders, written and verbal instructions to build and test subassemblies and assemblies.
  • Operate manufacturing tools and equipment to perform electro-mechanical assembly operations, inspection, and documentation.
  • Use common measurement tools and gauges, test fixtures, Hipot and other electronic measurement equipment, and pressure test equipment to test and inspect assemblies and subassemblies.
  • Reads and interprets specifications, diagrams, manuals, and other documentation.
  • Willingness to be trained and use forklifts, pallet jacks, and ergonomic lift assist devices.
  • Enter data on a computer terminal, such as work order progress, quality data, and labor details.
  • Perform audits to ensure all necessary parts are available and free of defects to perform build and testing.
  • Quickly identify and escalate any non-conformance or quality issues to the Manufacturing Manager.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement processes.
  • Leads day-to-day activities of manufacturing assemblers.
  • Provides technical assistance and trains staff in job specific and safe work procedures.
  • Provides input on staff performance evaluations including matters of discipline and/or commendation.

Key Qualifications

  • Associated Degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 4-6 years of experience with electro-mechanical assembly
  • 4-6 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, and/or equivalent military environment. Automotive assembly is a plus.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Ability to utilize ladders or other high structures to work at heights of ten feet or higher.
  • Previous work around cranes, hoists, and forklifts.
  • Experience with high-temperature, high-power industrial systems (energy, thermal processing, rockets, etc.).
  • Fabrication and 3D printing experience.
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 certified

Work Location: Onsite - San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $30/hr - $37/hr

Salary Basis: Hourly

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off.


We are excited to share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.