Maintenance Technician

South San Francisco, CA
Hardware /
Full Time /
About Nimble

Nimble is a robotics and AI startup founded from the AI labs at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. We’re pioneering the way robots learn to grasp and manipulate any object.

Our ultimate goal is to enable the dark warehouse, a fully automated eCommerce fulfillment center with swarms of intelligent, cloud-connected robots to enable affordable same-day fulfillment for every retailer, large and small. In the process we aim to create one of the world’s most valuable robotics companies.

We’re backed by the world’s most prestigious investors as well as AI and robotics legends like Marc Raibert (Founder of Boston Dynamics), Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist of AI at Google, Director of Stanford’s AI lab), and Sebastian Thrun (Founder of Google X, Waymo, Kitty Hawk, and Udacity)!

Nimble's Core Values:
1) Be relentlessly resourceful - Find a way to make the impossible, possible. Do whatever it takes.
2) Be legendary - Be the best at whatever it is that you do. Leave your mark. Motivate and inspire others.
3) Be humble - Leave your ego behind. Have a growth mindset. Learn and improve yourself every day.
4) Be dependable - Take ownership and deliver. Be loyal to your team and Nimble's mission.

Nimble Robotics is seeking an experienced Maintenance Technician for an e-commerce fulfillment facility. Under general supervision, the technician performs critical corrective and preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment, material handling equipment, automated equipment, tools, buildings and grounds. This is a maintenance and repair position that is crucial in the daily operations of the fulfillment center.


    • Work with management and lead technicians to prioritize daily tasks and assignments.
    • Effect repairs on machines, tools, building infrastructure, and other grounds equipment and resources.
    • Inspect, evaluate, and repair a variety of mechanical equipment.
    • Regularly uses assigned software to enter work done on work orders, and to track daily tasks & assignments.
    • Communicate with team members on site and abroad to gather necessary information for accurate repairs.
    • Maintain accurate records of work performed, parts used, and time taken for tasks.
    • Read and interpret specifications, diagrams, manuals and other documentation such as standard operating procedures created by engineering and management.
    • Confer with staff to determine equipment problems; suggest methods of minimizing such problems in an operational setting.  
    • Help to maintain inventory levels of supplies, tools, and replacement parts. Working with management and distribution to ensure stock is replaced in a timely manner.
    • Follow appropriate safety procedures and work to applicable codes and guidelines, including making recommendations for improvements.
    • Attend training and safety sessions as assigned. 

Basic Qualifications

    • Equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of a variety of equipment, structures, and facilities such as found in similar industrial settings
    • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Write reports, correspondence and procedures.
    • Effectively respond to questions from staff, other departments’ managers, and technical representatives. 
    • Must be able to use computer systems including but are not limited to: Google Suite, Slack, Microsoft Visual Studio, command prompts, Click Up, and other various software applications. 

Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to recognize, mitigate, and correct unsafe conditions.  
    • Ability to interact with others (co-workers, supervisors, subordinates) in a professional manner; to accept constructive criticism from supervisors, equals, and subordinates; to work as a team member or independently as needed; to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines; to prevent personal problems from adversely impacting your work or that of others around you; to arrive at work as scheduled and to work the shift hours as scheduled. 
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability, fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

Additional Requirements

    • Regularly required to use hand tools, to reach with hands and arms into tight spaces, and to talk or hear in person or on the telephone or radio
    • Hearing is frequently required for equipment operation analysis 
    • Required to work and walk at elevated heights, using fall protection equipment.
    • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to access necessary equipment.
    • Occasionally required to smell, using odors to determine process or equipment problems.  
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and occasionally be required to lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.  
    • Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to work on-call/stand-by, overtime, weekends and holidays as needed
    • Work location is in a warehouse environment with variable temperature including cold, heat and humidity
    • Exposure to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; manufacturing conditions; heat; risk of electric shock; and vibration

We embrace challenges and strive to make the impossible possible each day. We’re not in this to do what’s easy or to be mediocre. We want to create something legendary and leave our mark on the world. We’re ambitious, we’re gritty, we’re humble and we’re relentlessly resourceful in pursuit of our goals. If this sounds like you then you might be a great fit!


Nimble Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws.

Nimble's Benefits

Flexible PTO
Enjoy the time you need to travel, rejuvenate, and connect with friends and family.

Health Insurance
Nimble provides medical, dental, and vision insurance through several premier plans and options to support you and your family.

Paid Parental Leave
Enjoy paid bonding time following a birth.

Commuter Benefits
Take the stress out of commuting with access to fully-paid parking spots. 

Referral Bonus
Get a cash bonus for any friend or colleagues that you refer to us that we end up hiring. 

Contribute towards a 401k for retirement planning.

Be an owner in Nimble through our equity program