Electronics Technician



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
Monumental is automating on-site construction with robotics and software. Our mission is to make construction primarily software-defined and work towards a future where beautiful, bespoke buildings are built within a single day with minimal labour.
We’re a small team of mostly engineers (coming from companies like Palantir, Qualcomm, Dyson, Shopify, Tesla & Meta) that is looking to expand the operational part of our business. We're still in the first days of building the company and this is a unique opportunity to be an early employee in a high-growth, high ambition startup environment. From Day 1, you’ll be able to work with an experienced founding team backed by top-tier investors.
You can read more on why we believe you should spend your time working on construction, and learn more about our vision and company.
About You and This Role
We are looking for an electronics technician to join our team. You will support our mechatronics engineers and work closely with our hardware and software engineering teams.In this role, you'll play a crucial part in developing and manufacturing our construction robots. Your work will directly contribute to bringing our robots to life. Join our mission to bring automation to the construction industry to create affordable, beautiful, high-quality housing for everyone.
You will own electronics assembly and build prototypes of our construction robot hardware, including our autonomous ground vehicles, construction cranes, supply systems, and end effectors. You will also be responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis of failure modes in our existing fleet of robots.
On a non-technical level, we are looking for someone who loves nothing more than working in a highly collaborative team to solve complex problems and bring novel inventions to the world. You thrive in a fast-paced environment, are excited to continuously learn new skills, and love challenging conventional ideas. After doing an assembly, you actively ask yourself how you could do it ten times faster if you had to do it over again.

What you’ll be working on

  • Assembly and troubleshooting of electronic components and systems for our autonomous construction robots, related accessories, and supporting systems.
  • Collaborating closely with our hardware and software engineering teams to refine designs based on real-world testing and feedback.
  • Implementing and improving procedures for electronic assembly and testing, ensuring reliability and efficiency in our prototypes and production models.
  • Managing inventory for electronic components and tools, suggesting improvements for our robot production to prevent project delays.
  • Assisting in the field tests of our robotic systems, providing technical support and insights to enhance performance.
  • Maintaining our current fleet of robots, performing occasional health checks on them and ensuring that they are always in great state and ready to be used on site.

What we’re looking for

  • You have a solid understanding of electronics fundamentals, with hands-on experience in hardware assembly and debugging across tasks such as soldering, cabling/wiring/crimping, and understanding electronics schematics.
  • You're adept at identifying issues and coming up with efficient solutions. Your background allows you to intuitively understand how electronic components could or do fit into larger systems.
  • In our fast-paced startup environment, priorities can shift quickly. You're comfortable with context-switching and can handle multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Your excellent organisational and communication skills mean you can articulate complex ideas clearly and work collaboratively with engineers to refine designs.
  • A B.Sc, HBO, MBO, diploma or equivalent in a relevant field, with a minimum of 2 years of comparable work experience. An engineering or technical degree would be a bonus.
Why Monumental?
Joining Monumental means being at the forefront of a movement aimed at making significant strides in the construction industry. Here, your work has the potential to impact not just the company but the future of how we build. If you're driven by innovation, eager to tackle complex challenges, and ready to make a tangible difference, we want to hear from you.
Interested candidates should reach out to us at:iwanttojoin@monumental.co - share with us the most interesting or challenging project you've worked on with your CV or portfolio —we're excited to learn about your journey and discuss how you can contribute to ours.
If you don’t meet all the qualifications here but are excited about Monumental and feel you’d still be able to help us solve difficult problems, do get in touch. We are open to generalists with a demonstrated ability to focus on outcomes and get things done and are comfortable with you learning things as you go along.