Manufacturing Technician


  • Full Time

Who We Are

Aurora (Nasdaq: AUR) is delivering the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is revolutionizing transportation – making it safer, increasingly accessible, and more reliable and efficient than ever before. Its flagship product, the Aurora Driver, is a platform that brings together software, hardware, and data services, to autonomously operate passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. Aurora is partnered with industry leaders across the transportation ecosystem including Toyota, Volvo, PACCAR, Uber, Uber Freight, FedEx, and U.S. Xpress. Aurora tests its vehicles in the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Texas and has offices in those areas as well as in Bozeman, MT; Seattle, WA; Louisville, CO; and Detroit, MI. To learn more, visit

Aurora hires talented people with diverse backgrounds who are ready to help build a transportation ecosystem that will make our roads safer, get crucial goods where they need to go, and make mobility more efficient and accessible for all. We’re searching for a manufacturing technician to contribute to their product manufacturing efforts and sensor development programs. Aurora develops autonomous driving technology for deployment on OEM vehicles.


In this role, you will

  • Assemble, test, and characterize sensor products, computing packages and power distribution systems. 
  • Test complex mechanical and optical systems to support the development of Aurora’s lidar engine products
  • Aid in the development of Aurora’s production/manufacturing infrastructure
  • Contribute to a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians on new technology development from conception to production of reliable products
  • Aid in troubleshooting of non-conforming materials, test stations and subassemblies
  • Assemble, test and troubleshoot cables and harnesses 
  • Solder and wire splice PCBAs and wire harnesses
  • Inspect product quality of incoming and assembled components
  • Splice fusion of fiber optic components
  • Assemble and test optical components
  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions
  • Compile test data and complete component test reports
  • Assemble electrical, mechanical and optical systems


Required Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Attention to detail and careful handling of precision components and equipment
  • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings
  • Experience with Google Sheets, Docs, Slides and Gmail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment


Desirable Qualifications

  • An Associate Degree, Technician Certificate, or equivalent in photonics/lasers/electro-optics
  • A theoretical understanding of electronics with respect to complex electro-optic systems
  • Experience building complex photonics-based systems and working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience handling, cleaning and polishing fibers and/or fusion splicing fiber optics
  • Experience debugging complex electronic assemblies and/or manufacturing cable assemblies
  • Experience with CNC mills, lathes and other machine shop tools
  • Experience with automotive manufacturing and quality specifications


The base hourly wage range for this position is $23.50 – $35.25 per hour. Aurora’s pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, the successful candidate’s starting base pay will be determined based on factors including job-related skills, experience, qualifications, relevant education or training, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future. The successful candidate will also be eligible for an annual bonus, equity compensation, and benefits.





Working at Aurora

At Aurora, we bring together people with extraordinary talent and experience united by the strength of our values. We operate with integrity, set outrageous goals, and continue to build a culture where we win together—all without any jerks.

We have offices in 8+ locations across the United States. We offer a competitive benefits package to qualifying employees. Our Career Page includes everything you need to know about working at Aurora.

At the core of everything we do is our commitment to safety. Building best-in-class self-driving technology will take time, and we believe that each employee at Aurora has a role in contributing to safety, every step of the way. Aurora expects commitment to our safety policies from every employee, and seeks candidates who take an active responsibility, can contribute to building an atmosphere of trust, and invest in the organization’s long-term success by prioritizing working safely, no matter what.

We believe that self-driving technology has broad benefits – including an increase in safety and access to transportation – and to achieve those benefits, we want and need a workforce with diverse experiences, insights, and perspectives; said another way, a workforce that reflects the communities and people our technology will benefit. You can find all the latest news on our Blog

Individuals seeking employment at Aurora are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, parent or caregiver status, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran and/or military status, physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

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