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About the role:

Cruise is actively seeking a senior level lead technician for Cruise’s South San Francisco Facility.  This individual would lead a team of 4-8 technicians and efficiently allocate technician resources for processes underway in the South San Francisco Facility including but not limited to: new vehicle introduction, vehicle calibration, calibration equipment development, vehicle retrofits and vehicle decommissioning.


  • Guided people management with day to day supervisory responsibilities; Managerial leadership beyond standard coaching and feedback to be done in partnership with the team’s manager
  • Mentor and train technicians and provide technical guidance on day to day priorities
  • Lead projects directly supporting NVI initiatives and pre-release product validation 
  • Directly contribute to the development and testing of new calibration tooling and procedures
  • Track issue progress and assist in identifying & removing roadblocks
  • Produce and develop detailed documentation regarding team procedures
  • Create reports on progress and issues encountered
  • Continuously improve team processes and work procedures, striving for better consistency, quality, and efficiency
  • Aid in the issue management process development efforts underway at cruise
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with cross-functional groups, management, technicians, operators and engineers
  • Respond in a timely manner and escalate vehicle safety concerns 
  • Observe and enforce all safety standards. Drive a culture of safety and risk management
  • Train and mentor team members in order to improve how they solve problems
  • Balance resources and prioritize work for the team to meet long-term goals and key metrics
  • Drive a culture of safety at all times and observe and enforce all safety standards.
  • Maintain an organized, safe, clean and healthy work environment. 

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • 8+ years technical experience in electro-mechanical, automotive, marine, robotics, or aerospace industries 
  • 4+ years experience as a technical people manager or similar management position (AV/EV, automotive preferred) 
  • Formal education in Engineering Technology or trade school major. BS, AS, technology trade certificate, or work experience equivalent 
  • Demonstrated ability to use general shop, automotive, and diagnostic tools 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems 
  • Command line and software programming experience, preferably Python 
  • Ability to thrive in a cooperative, rapidly changing team setting with aggressive goals and challenging timelines. 
  • Proven track record showing a strong background with emphasis on safety, quality of work, and technical aptitude
  • Experience with Google suite, JIRA, Confluence, or similar programs preferred
  • Willingness to travel: this position is based in San Francisco and may require some travel to Detroit
  • Experience with launching new manufacturing equipment


While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family’s fleet
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
  • State of the art equipment for your work station
  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

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