From a team that has been instrumental in the development of leading 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technologies comes the biggest development yet. At higher strength and lower density than titanium, carbon fiber composites hold the potential to change the world by unlocking novel design architectures that deliver unparalleled performance at lighter weights. Despite this potential, the complexity and cost of designing and manufacturing these anisotropic materials has limited their use to high-end, niche applications. ARRIS has solved this problem and top companies in the world have taken notice. New design latitude and improved performance provides competitive advantages for leaders across the industrial and consumer markets. Your view of composites is about to change. 

Job Overview: R&D Sustaining Engineer 

An R&D Sustaining Engineer is responsible for maintaining the fleet of manufacturing equipment in our Berkeley, CA facility. As an R&D focused site, ARRIS Berkeley has a wide range of machinery used to prototype different manufacturing processes using our proprietary continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite materials. It is the role of an R&D Sustaining Engineer to ensure that manufacturing equipment is maintained in good working order, to develop and deploy solutions for problems identified by manufacturing personnel, and to prototype new systems in collaboration with other R&D engineers. They are practically minded, solutions focused, hands on, and love to tinker. 


  • Maintain ARRIS Berkeley’s fleet of custom robotic work cells, presses, plastic processing equipment, and other electro-mechanical systems. 
  • Troubleshoot broken equipment, develop solutions, order parts, install them, and validate that the equipment is fixed. 
  • Adapt existing systems for new purposes including robot programming, PLC programming, designing new fixtures, integrating new sensors, etc. 
  • Collaborate with fellow R&D engineers in developing the next generation of ARRIS manufacturing systems. 
  • Maintain documentation for equipment including maintenance records, electrical schematics, SolidWorks CAD files, procedures, etc. 
  • Coordinate with equipment vendors to diagnose issues and perform service calls. 
  • Deploy hardware and software upgrades to production equipment. 
  • Maintain an inventory of critical spare parts. 
  • Design and execute test plans to validate equipment performance. 

You Bring: 

  • Customer service skillset and orientation; clear communication (verbal and written), empathy, and prioritization. 
  • Expert electro-mechanical troubleshooting skills (you have a favorite multimeter and opinions about Allen key brands). 
  • Experience maintaining PLC-based systems (preferably Beckhoff and Allen Bradley). 
  • Clear understanding of low voltage circuits including relays, digital and analog sensors as well as stepper and servo motors. 
  • Familiarity with industrial networking protocols (TCP/IP, EtherCAT, Profinet). 
  • Experience maintaining and programing industrial robots (preferably Fanuc) including path changes, touch up points, and program backups. 
  • Basic metal fabrication skills. 
  • Proficiency with computer programs for word processing, spreadsheets, email, etc.  
  • The ability to lift and/or move up to 18 kg (40 pounds). 

Benefits Include:

  • Minimum base salary of $95,000 for a level 2 engineer
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities, mentorship, and support. 
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage with low employee contribution.
  • Paid parental leave. 
  • Stock option grant.
  • 401k matching plan.


This position is in Berkeley, CA. It’s within walking distance to Amtrak, ~1.5 miles from BART, and ~ 1 mile from the Marina Ferry (direct from SF Ferry Building)

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