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Technician - Kairos Power

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Alameda, CA or Albuquerque, NM
Job Description

Company Overview

Kairos Power is a new nuclear energy technology and engineering company whose mission is to enable the world’s transition to clean energy, with the ultimate goal to dramatically improve people’s quality of life while protecting the environment. This goal will be accomplished through the commercialization of the fluoride-salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (FHR) that can be deployed with robust safety, affordable costs, and flexible operation to accommodate the expansion of variable renewables.

Job Summary

Kairos Power is seeking a highly motivated Engineering Technician with expertise relevant to research & development (R&D) assembly, operation and maintenance of engineering infrastructure and test equipment. In this role, you will contribute to development and deployment of the company’s engineering testing capabilities including assembly and maintenance of hardware, flow loops, vessels, piping, support structures, and instruments, for test equipment including water loops, heated oil loops and high-temperature molten salt loops. The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on work, organizational skills and attention to detail.

Areas of Opportunity: 

  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical


  • Assist in design, procurement, fabrication, installation, troubleshooting and repair of engineering infrastructure, mechanical equipment and test equipment
  • Install and terminate wiring for data acquisition instrumentation on lab equipment such as flow meters, thermocouples, level sensors, pressure transducers, load cells, torque transducers, accelerometers and position sensors.
  • Work closely with engineers to support testing activities, development of procedures, data collection, and implement design iterations.
  • Procure, assemble, install, commission, operate, and maintain lab equipment
  • Support permitting, safety planning and documentation, and communication for new test stands
  • Perform routine laboratory duties; order chemicals and equipment consumables, lab clean up and organization
  • Support engineers while performing all job functions safely and efficiently
  • Maintain lab infrastructure, cleanliness and organization. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ years of relevant experience working in an R&D environment or engineering laboratory
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up, operating and troubleshooting electromechanical systems
  • Experience in installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of custom electronic control devices and lab equipment
  • Ability to use multimeters, oscilloscopes and other basic measuring tools
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Careful workmanship, attention to detail, and accurate logging of data are required.
  • Must have strong computer proficiency, record-keeping, and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task, effectively accommodate changing priorities, and enjoy a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team 
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of oneself and others
  • Desired proficiency in the use of hand and shop tools such as drill presses, hydraulic presses, cut-off saws, tube benders and belt sanders
  • Desired experience with the installation and termination of basic electronic cabling system and control chassis

Physical Conditions

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, scissor lifts, articulated boom lifts and the like
  • Setting up and transferring temporary structures (e.g. scaffolding, ladders)
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 50 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Operating motor vehicles, heavy equipment or machinery
  • Use hand tools
  • Repetitive assembly operations of manufacturing test fixtures and test setups in collaboration with engineering and manufacturing teams 

Environmental Conditions

  • High temperatures
  • Noisy environments
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Evaluated heights
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced

Safety and PPE

  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Manipulating, cleaning and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, to include face mask, face shields, respirators, gloves, safety shoes


  • Capable of obtaining a forklift and boom lift certification
  • Capable of obtaining a crane certification

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Seldom requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines

The salary range for this position is $84,700-$99,700 for employees working onsite at our Alameda, CA headquarters. The range provided in this job posting represents the typical range or starting rate of candidates hired in California.  Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, the market data for your work location, and a comparison to other employees already in the role.

About our Benefits

We know that we have some of the most talented and dedicated employees, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, full-time employees (excludes interns) expect to have access to the benefits below:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)

Kairos Power is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities where we do business. Kairos Power is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively welcome people of different experiences, abilities, and perspectives.

Kairos Power participates in E-Verify.

Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies please.

Note: You are applying for a position that is located in a facility that handles information that is subject to export control restrictions by the Department of Energy under 10 CFR Part 810. To work in this facility, you need to be authorized by the Department of Energy to access Part 810-controlled information. Foreign nationals who are citizens of countries that are not on the Department of Energy’s general authorization list (link below) are not permitted to work in our facility unless the Department of Energy issues an export control license to the company to permit that individual to have access to Part 810-controlled information. The following questions are intended to determine the licensing requirements that may apply. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/10/appendix-A_to_part_810

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Kairos Power Headquarters Location

Alameda, CA

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Kairos Power Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Kairos Power Founded Year


Kairos Power Total Amount Raised


Kairos Power Funding Rounds

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  • Grant

    $16,320 USD