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Hardware Testing Associate



Other Engineering
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024
What We're About
At Brewbird, we believe in building a sustainable future in coffee. We’re developing a technology platform to scale the $100 billion specialty coffee market, while working with top local and national roasters to bring the highest quality cup of coffee to every home and office. Brewbird is backed by some of the world’s best venture funds. We’re a passionate team of builders who use technology to craft elegant and delightful solutions to challenging real world problems.
What You'll Be Working On
As our testing associates on the ground, you will be working on a foundational operation for our business: testing our machines as a part of our development and deployment cycle. There may be opportunities to participate in assembling, re-working and servicing our machines, depending on the needs of our business and your level of technical aptitude. We are looking for folks who are detail-oriented, care about the quality and cleanliness of one’s work, and will bring a collaborative spirit to our small team!
This is a non-exempt, hourly position, and will start as a 6-month contract. This role will primarily be based at the company’s office, located in San Carlos, CA.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working with electro-mechanical equipment and machines. In addition, the employee will be exposed to the conditions in the production area and test areas as controlled by the HVAC system and required for the area. The noise level in the work area is usually moderate to extreme, and ear plugs are recommended and provided. Close-toed shoes will be required, as well as adherence to other dress code policies outlined in our employee onboarding handbook. Our COVID policy requires either proof of vaccination (latest booster made available September 2, 2022 not yet required) or daily COVID testing (rapid tests provided by Brewbird), with PPE optional in either case.


  • Onboard in the first 10 days to understand how our machine testing procedure and how it plays into the end-to-end product development lifecycle, able to work in a timely and deadline-oriented manner
  • Assist in actively diagnosing problems and collaborating with the team toward repair and test procedure solutions
  • Be hands-on with testing our machines, while adhering to our test standards and looking for feedback opportunities to continue improving the process
  • Document notes and data in appropriate forms and spreadsheets for both testing and machine assembly
  • Always work and dress according to quality and safety standards, and ensure they are being followed; includes maintaining the cleanliness of the work area during and at the end of every work shift


  • Ability to test and troubleshoot equipment; ability to assemble, repair and service a plus
  • Ability to multitask and liaise with engineers
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and diagnostic skills
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job which may include bending and picking up heavy (≤50 lb) items and standing for long periods up to 8 hours
  • Ability to effectively manage time, including being on time for the workday and meeting deadlines as outlined by your manager
At Brewbird, we put our people first. In addition to competitive hourly pay, you will be eligible to take holidays off and start accruing sick leave after your first 30 days of employment. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, flexible work environment, and a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking.
Brewbird is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.