Electrical Assembly Technician - Temp to hire

Smart Wires Inc. - Union City, CA


Do you worry about the future of our planet and wonder how you can make a difference? Have you ever wondered whether there is a career path that is both exciting and offers you a chance to truly make that difference? Are you interested in an opportunity to make that difference from day one at a company where the mission statement is focused on Reinventing the Transmission Industry and Helping to Save The Planet? If so, read on to see if this might be the new job you have been dreaming about. Our entire senior team has been on a mission for the last eight years to save the planet. We came from one of the largest energy companies in the world and we had deep experience finding innovative companies in renewable energy that could truly make a difference. We have decades of experience putting young tech companies “on the map” to accomplish great things. But we fully realize this company has more potential than any opportunity we have previously encountered.

Smart Wires is currently looking for an Electrical Assembly Technician - Temp to Hire to join our team. This role will based at our headquarters in Union City, California.

The Position

Smart Wires is hiring Electrical Assembly Technicians - Temp to Hire as part of a product development team that is developing, supporting and expanding on Smart Wires’ products which provide power-flow control for the electric transmission grid. The basic technology has been developed, tested and validated through numerous full-scale prototypes and is currently deployed in full-scale operations.

The Electrical Assembly Technician will be a part of the New Product Development team and overall product-development process. The successful candidate will assist this team with assembly and testing of engineering, prototype sub-assemblies and final assemblies. Candidate will also provide technical support for engineers and consultants working on existing and new product development. The candidate is expected to perform at a superior level of attention to workmanship quality and accuracy.

Primary responsibilities

  • Use drawings, blueprints or work instructions to assemble electrical-mechanical devices.
  • Utilize appropriate hand and power tools to assemble all sub- and final assemblies.
  • Perform point-to-point wiring of sub-assemblies using wiring charts or work instructions.
  • Testing of electrical-mechanical devices with automated and manual test equipment.
  • Identify and communicate present and future parts / tools shortages to Team Lead / Supervisor.
  • Keep assigned work station clean and organized and improve continuously.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience as a Production Assembly Technician, Electrician, HVAC Technician, Mechanic or Repair Technician.
  • Basic electrical-mechanical knowledge.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, blueprints, assembly drawings and bills of material.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and electrical tools.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in order to maintain a team environment.
  • Ability to learn and work efficiently to meet necessary due dates and deadlines.
  • Familiarity with ESD precautions and procedures.
  • Familiarity with use of PPE and safety in the workplace.


  • This position is located in our Union City, California facility.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter which speaks to how you meet the required skills and experience listed above, as well as your production assembly or related technician experience, along with your resume. Upon submission of a cover letter and resume we will review your application.

The Company

Smart Wires (www.smartwires.com) has developed an innovative technology that utility companies need now. Driven by a world-class leadership team with extensive experience delivering highly impactful products, Smart Wires works with utilities globally to address the unique challenges of the rapidly evolving electric system. We deploy our revolutionary power flow control technologies to address problems that are impacting the transmission system: changing generation, congestion, critical reliability issues and more. Our solutions are unique: they provide broad system awareness and control, and their modular nature enables flexible deployments that can be rapidly scaled up or down to accommodate changes in network needs. And our solutions are a complete paradigm shift for utilities that are used to building new lines and raising the voltage on their existing lines to solve grid problems. Smart Wires gives these utilities a set of tools to make better use of the grid that they already have. And today, the technology is rapidly becoming part of the utility tool kit as more of the leading electric utilities embrace this new way of mitigating future uncertainties to their power grids.

The Culture

We are carefully engineering our culture to attract stunning performers who thrive in a "Freedom and Responsibility" culture. Borrowing heavily from the cultural breakthroughs offered by Netflix, this culture rejects tight management of detailed tasks, focusing instead on hiring great people capable of managing important missions with fairly limited direction and supervision. We give even those with limited work experience the resources they need and believe that certain superstars are hard-wired to deliver nothing but truly excellent results. This is an atmosphere of rapid professional development and incredible learning. Our goal is to place superstars in every role so that we rely and trust each other to do our jobs brilliantly, knowing that this strategy ensures a fun, exciting workplace and nearly guarantees continued commercial success.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • Electrical Assembly: 1 year (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules