Composites Technician

Los Angeles, California

What we’re building

Our vision is to electrify all waterborne vessels, and we're starting with electric speed boats. The first boat we release will be similar to the boats you might see out on lakes today.

An electric boat is superior to a gas boat in almost every way: not only is it way easier to maintain (the single biggest pain point of owning a gas boat) and a lot cheaper to operate (a day of use costs ~$10 compared to ~$100 for a gas boat), but it’s also quieter, faster, more stable, and cleaner, with no fumes or pollutants.

Battery tech is finally good enough to pull this off, but a truly performant electric boat also requires a strong, lightweight hull to accommodate the large battery. With years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, we believe we can disrupt the gasoline boating industry through first principle engineering, innovative production techniques, and a scrappy start-up approach to problem solving.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone that is excited by our vision and eager for the challenge. You will report to our Build Supervisor and will work out of one of our manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles.

Given that we’re an early stage company, you will be working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment. That said, there are some responsibilities and qualifications we expect to stay relatively constant for this role.

Core responsibilities

  • Manufacturing of composite (carbon & fiberglass) structures
  • Performing component assembly inspections and completing appropriate documentation
  • Advising on the design of assemblies, components, and testing
  • Contributing to improving workshop standards, protocols, and processes
  • Maintain high standards of safety, quality and output

Basic qualifications

  • Proficiency using mechanical and electric hand tools
  • Extensive experience in manufacturing, inspecting and repairing composite (carbon & fiberglass) structures
  • Capable of drilling, reaming and countersinking
  • Capable of machining & trimming composites
  • Experience vacuum bagging parts for resin infusion, room temperature cures and debulks
  • Experience interpreting engineering drawings, work instructions, and product data sheets
  • Ability to stand 6-10 hours per day and lift up to 50 lbs

Bonus qualifications

  • High school degree or GED certification
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting
  • Experience with welding, composites, or interiors
  • Comfortable working 50 hours a week

You’re always welcome to reach out even if you don’t meet many of these qualifications. Passion and aptitude make up for a lot.

What we value

We value these three things above all else:

  • Empathy, for colleagues and for customers
  • Pragmatism, for navigating ambiguity quickly and sensibly
  • Diversity; of background, opinion, culture, etc.

Given that we’re a small team working in a sometimes intense or stressful environment, it’s vital that our values align. We’d be happy to elaborate on any or all of these during the interview process.

What you’ll get

  • Smart teammates that challenge you to be better
  • Access to and input over every aspect of the business, not just engineering
  • A meaningful equity stake
  • An opportunity to launch an industry-defining product in under a year
  • Knowledge that you’re helping save the environment
  • Health benefits
  • Lots of snacks

Since we’re a small team, we can move at whatever pace you’d like. If you’re in a hurry, we can get through those steps in a matter of days. If you want to take your time, we can spread it out over weeks or even months. Either way, we generally respond to all emails within a few hours.

Hope to hear from you soon!

The crew at Arc

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