Kitter - Production, Full Time

The SparkFun Kitter combines a wide variety of raw materials in the right quantities and assortment, allowing a customer to assemble a complete final product at home.

Pay: $13.00 / hour

Shift: M-F 9-5

Department: Kitting

About SparkFun

SparkFun Electronics is an open source e-retailer focused on making embedded electronics accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. SparkFun was instrumental in creating the Open Source movement and remains a leader dedicated to making it more commonplace. We strive to educate, encourage, and supply our customers in all things electronic.

In 2003, CU student Nathan Seidle shorted a programmer in his dorm room and, in lieu of a way to order easy replacements, decided to start his own company. Since then, SparkFun has been committed to sustainably helping our world achieve electronics literacy from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. No matter your vision, SparkFun’s products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to help demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. We’re here to help you start something.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

About the Department

This position will reside in The Ktting team. The Kitting team is a subset of the Production Department. The Kitting team is responsible for the creation of over 100 unique kit assemblies that are crucial to the sustenance of SparkFun's product offerings. The team is comprised of many unique individuals, each bringing their own set of skills and abilities. Quality, consistency, and efficiency are the driving metrics within The Kitting team.

SparkFun's Next Kitter

The Kitter is responsible for assembling full kits, ensuring they are ready for customer use. This includes pulling raw materials from inventory, counting out correct quantities of parts, and ensuring each kit receives the correct combination of raw materials.

Working closely with all other members of The Kitting team, the Kitter will ensure that SparkFun built products are available for sale at all times, and replenished as quickly as possible when they run out.

The right candidate will have a strong attention to detail, being able to spot errors or potential errors quickly and take action to correct them. In addition, this ideal candidate will be able to take on repetitive tasks without losing focus or speed.

Essential Job Functions

Daily Workflow of Kitting

  • Follow detailed instructions for kit assembly, including referencing Bill of Materials for special instructions
  • Count and arrange various electronic components in a consistent manner
  • Arrange several kits at once, in a repeatable fashion, for improved efficiency and for ease of quality control checks
  • Perform quality control checks on kits assembled by other members of the Kitting team
  • Participate in assembly line style kitting processes when applicable

Maintain Daily Logs and Enter Data as Needed

  • Update the Quality Control log for any errors made during the kit assembly process
  • Update Error Report Form for Inventory Control for any damaged or missing components
  • Check emails multiple times throughout the day

Maintain a Clean and Organized Workspace

  • Keep kitting tables cleared off, ensuring enough work space for fellow Kitters
  • Maintain good inventory practices, breaking down boxes, and keeping inventory free of clutter
  • Keep Kitting supplies stocked, and ensure Kitting tools are put away in their proper location when done using them
  • Participate in monthly warehouse cleaning

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (4-7 hours per day)
  • Time management & punctuality skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating System and Internet Browsers like Chrome
  • Familiarity with Google’s Suite of products, and/or Microsoft Office products

Preferred Skills

  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Friendly & approachable attitude
  • Experience working collaboratively with a team

SparkFun Benefits & Perks

SparkFun Electronics offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to several perks. In regards to benefits, we offer medical, dental, and vision. And, we offer a 401k match, disability, life insurance, and PTO/Sick Time.

SparkFun offers many perks, including but not limited to a dog-friendly workplace, professional development opportunities, an on-site fitness center, lunch and learns, and internal classes to learn from fellow Funions!

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