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Cable and Harness Technician (3-month Contract)



Colorado, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023
The company
Outrider is a software company that is automating distribution yards with electric, self-driving trucks. Our system eliminates manual tasks that are hazardous and repetitive while it improves safety and efficiency. Outrider’s mission is to drive the rapid adoption of sustainable freight transportation. We are a private company founded in 2018 and backed by NEA, 8VC, Koch Disruptive Technologies, and other top-tier investors. Our customers are Fortune 200 companies and our autonomous trucks are already running in distribution yards. For more information, visit
The Role **3-month contract**
In the Cable and Harness Technician position, you'll be working as part of the engineering department to create safe and reliable autonomous vehicle systems. You’ll collaborate with the engineering teams to build and test prototype cables and harnesses, production-quality products and test equipment.
The Cable and Harness Technician will report to the head of Electronic Systems. This role is mission-critical for helping deliver a safety-critical system for industrial automation.
A successful Cable and Harness Technician candidate will be a detail-oriented self-starter capable of determining how to perform work with limited up-front guidance, such as building wire harnesses from engineering drawings or building a test fixture from schematics. The ideal candidate will embrace our goal of driving adoption of zero-emission, self-driving vehicles, and help us realize our potential to define, build, and lead a new category of robotic automation for the enterprise.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and test prototype and limited-production wiring harnesses and electronic systems to high quality standards
  • Read electronic schematics, wiring harness diagrams, and mechanical drawings
  • Work from written or verbal instructions with little or no formally released documentation
  • Support our electronics lab operations, including specifying new tools and parts
  • Test and debug failed units, generate failure reports, and perform or oversee repairs

Required Qualifications

  • Wire harness fabrication experience
  • Ability to read and understand schematics, wiring and harness documents, and mechanical drawings
  • High mechanical dexterity and strong familiarity with tools
  • Familiarity with electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, signal generators, and power supplies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and team skills
  • Well-developed time management skills and ability to quickly make informed decisions
  • Ability to adapt to evolving objectives and startup culture
  • Unwavering focus on safety and helping to explore and implement system improvements
  • Contagious energy and enthusiasm
  • Sterling references

Ideal Qualifications

  • Experience with autonomous vehicle systems, complex electronic systems, and fieldwork
  • Familiarity with Rapid Harness or other wiring harness design tools
  • IPC/WHMA-A-620 familiarity
  • Experience building and troubleshooting electronic systems, including cabling, harnesses, soldering, and PCBA
  • Associate degree or equivalent experience
  • R&D lab experience


  • Hourly wage: $30.00 - $50.00
  • Actual compensation is based on several factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, qualifications, experience, and specific work location due to differences in the cost of labor.
At Outrider, we believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, experiences, and knowledge with the expectation that we thrive in an inclusive environment. Outrider is committed to a workforce where everyone's opportunities are limitless regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any others that are protected by law.
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