Maintenance Specialist - Production Trainer

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Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you'll do

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:


  • "Expert trainer" for Skilled Team member/leader, maintenance Specialist and Technician for Scout Motors
  • Conduct Train the trainer
  • Instruction and teaching of mechanical and electrical skills to new hires and all technical personnel
  • Development and conduct of qualification seminars

Maintenance Technician

  • Release Robot out of failure mode
  • Basic PLC knowledge and programming
  • Exchange of simple mechanical / electrical (low voltage) components
  • Transport Equipment (Broderson, Forklift)
  • Robot programming under and without Supervision
  • Troubleshoot PLC
  • Advanced mechanical / electrical components exchange
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Use specialized equipment to diagnose broken equipment
  • Shimming with and without supervision

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events regularly. This role will be based out of the Scout Motors location in Columbia, SC. Applicants should expect that the role will require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.

What you'll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here's what else you'll bring:

  • Associate's Degree in engineering technology or related field
  • Ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to work any shift and work some overtime
  • A minimum of 4 years of combined experience and training like that required in a bona fide apprenticeship program like Industrial Controls or related field in Robotics, Siemens PLC, or Automation
  • Experience in the Maintenance Technician field in a manufacturing or automation environment.
  • Experience working with blueprints, drawings, layouts, electrical schematics, or other specifications.
  • Siemens (or similar) PLC, Robotics, Integration experience supporting manufacturing operations including knowledge and troubleshooting experience to locate and diagnose malfunctions in automation systems or equipment.
  • Capable of using instrumentation, both mechanical and electrical, to perform diagnostics of the systems electro-mechanical functions.
  • Experience in preventative maintenance including replacing broken or defective components in automation equipment or machines.
  • Experience in Lean Management and Total Productive Maintenance.
  • Documentation that verifies the following: Employment letters and training records; and manufacturing or automation experience in the Maintenance Technician field in Robotics, PLC or Automation. Completed training certification (i.e. Siemens Lvl 1 )

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Technical Instructor/Trainer
  • Experience with micro controller programming for equipment optimization.
  • Experience with machine vision applications, commissioning, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with computerized maintenance management systems.

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $120,000-$140,000

Internal leveling code: IC8

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.