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Automation Technician



Lancaster, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 4, 2023

About thredUP
thredUP is transforming resale with technology and a mission to inspire a new generation of consumers to think secondhand first. By making it easy to buy and sell secondhand, thredUP has become one of the world’s largest resale platforms for women’s and kids’ apparel, shoes and accessories. Sellers love thredUP because we make it easy to clean out their closets and unlock value for themselves or for the charity of their choice while doing good for the planet. Buyers love shopping value, premium and luxury brands all in one place, at up to 90% off estimated retail price. Our proprietary operating platform is the foundation for our managed marketplace and consists of distributed processing infrastructure, proprietary software and systems and data science expertise. In 2018, we extended our platform with thredUP’s Resale-As-A-Service (RaaS), which facilitates modern resale for a number of the world’s leading brands and retailers. thredUP has processed over 125 million unique secondhand items from 35,000 brands across 100 categories. By extending the life cycle of clothing, thredUP is changing the way consumers shop and ushering in a more sustainable future for the fashion industry.

Job Description

About the role

The Automation Technician will be responsible for repairing and making improvements to the equipment in our distribution center. Technician will also partner with distribution center leadership to keep equipment downtime and errors to a minimum and assist with photo studio modifications and build-outs.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 2pm - 10:30pm

In This Role You'll Get To:

  • Support the operation and preventative maintenance of garment on hanger conveyors, powered roller conveyor and carousel storage systems

  • Perform debug and fault recovery on all material handling systems

  • Fabricate, install, and maintain photography and inspection workstations as required

  • Schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs on all process equipment

  • Upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance

  • Document all machine maintenance activities and communicate with other staff

  • Experienced in the operations and repair of material handling equipment

  • Instruct operators in the use and care of equipment

  • Provide training to operators on equipment operations and safety

  • Continuously monitor all operations and processes to prevent and correct equipment malfunctions

  • Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned

  • Available for up to 10% travel to thredUP’s distribution centers located across the US.

What We're Looking For:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in supporting electrical and mechanical systems

  • General mechanical assembly and fabrication experience

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

  • Strong multi-tasking skills

  • Completes several concurrent tasks in an efficient and accurate manner

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to support a three shift operation

  • Must know how to read and use schematics relating to process equipment

  • Experience working in a fast paced, dynamic environment, with limited supervision

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent prioritization and follow up skills

  • Must rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals in a variety of tasks

  • Must be a team player and communicate effectively with all levels within the organization

  • Authorized to work in the US

  • Be able to perform basic physical tasks such as lifting 25lbs

What We Offer:

  • Hybrid work environment: 3 days in the office and 1 day remote each week
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life and disability insurance offered
  • We live by our Core Values of Transparency, SpeakingUP, Thinking Big, Infinite Learning, Influencing Outcomes & Seeking the Truth
  • RaaS - Inc. Magazine, 2022 Power Partner Awards
  • Thrift the Look– TIME Magazine, The Best Inventions of 2022
  • Winner of Lattice's “People Vision” - recognizing thredUP as a top place to work for our investment in professional development and our innovations in work-life integration

We believe diversity, inclusion and belonging is key for our team

At thredUP, our mission has been built on extending the lives of millions of unique clothing items. Much like our inventory, we are proud to have fostered a workplace that is one-of-a-kind. As a company focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging, we are committed to ensuring our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work every day. A unique perspective is critical to solving complex problems and inspiring a new generation to think secondhand first. Be you.

If you are a candidate with a disability and have a reasonable accommodation request for the job application process, please email the specific details of your disability related accommodation request. This email address is reserved for candidates with disabilities only. General application inquiries will not receive a response.

Before you go, our legal team wants you to know...You must be at least 18 years old and have basic English literacy skills. Employment with thredUP is contingent on each candidate passing a 7-year background check.