Position Profile

April 17, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Manufacturing Engineer

REPORTING TO: Director of Engineering

LOCATION: Berkeley, CA 94710


The company products bring an unprecedented level of performance and simplicity to the growing need for traffic monitoring on freeways, arterials and parking garages, and traffic signal controls at intersections.

A leader in ultra low-power wireless sensor networking, the company has developed a family of vehicle detection products. Wireless sensor networking is a breakthrough technology that combines sophisticated networking software with highly integrated radio and sensor chips to enable sensing applications on a scale - and at a cost- unthinkable until now.

With this product, it is now possible to deploy vehicle detection at a much higher density and at a fraction of the initial installation and maintenance costs of currently prevalent technologies such as inductive loops, video cameras, and radar.

The company has an opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to see the product from design stage to shipped product.


This person will perform current in-house production tasks (final system assembly, integration and test) during production ramp-up. The person will also be responsible for monitoring outside contract manufacturers, analyzing production failures and returns. The ideal candidate will also be able to create and implement processes and fixtures that are scaleable as the demand for our product increases.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing and refining current in-house production tasks.
  • Oversee contract manufacturers' operations, integrate, assemble, configure and test systems for customer shipments
  • Act as a liaison between development engineering and our contract manufacturers to purchase long lead components, kit and build prototypes, manage production builds, implement ECO's (engineering change orders) and provide feedback regarding design for manufacturability and design for test. Create, implement and oversee yield and quality metrics for manufacturing our product
  • Maintain inventory stock of parts and completed assemblies and control this inventory
  • Confer with vendors and engineers to streamline and implement processes
  • Requires visits to and on-site work at our local contract manufacturers
  • Create, implement and maintain scaleable processes for manufacturing and testing our product


  • At least three years of manufacturing engineering experience in an industrial product manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a team-based environment, but also able to work independently
  • Additional desired experience: exposure to or familiarity with the traffic/transportation industry, Linux, and RF system


  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • High level of enthusiasm
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to also ask for help as needed

    BA or BS in engineering or related field.


    In addition to a competitive salary, benefits and stock options, this is an opportunity to be on the ground floor of an exciting technology with widespread potential application. Join a talented team and who works well together.


    To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter and salary history to:
    Lisa K. Locke
    Locke and KEY Executive Search
    Phone: 510-533-2005
    Fax: 510-533-2055
    Email: lklocke@lockeandkey.com
    Website: http://www.lockeandkey.com/