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Installation Technician - Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo, MI

Who is Flock? 

Flock Safety provides the first public safety operating system that empowers private communities and law enforcement to work together to eliminate crime. We are committed to protecting human privacy and mitigating bias in policing with the development of best-in-class technology rooted in ethical design, which unites civilians and public servants in pursuit of a safer, more equitable society. 

Our Safety-as-a-Service approach includes affordable devices powered by LTE and solar that can be installed anywhere.  Our technology detects and captures objective details, decodes evidence in real-time and delivers investigative leads into the hands of those who matter. 

While safety is a serious business, we are a supportive team that is optimizing the remote first experience to create strong and fun relationships even when we are physically apart. Our flock of hard-working employees thrive in a positive and inclusive environment, where a bias towards action is rewarded. Flock Safety is headquartered in Atlanta and operates nationwide. We have raised approximately $400M in venture capital including a recent Series E round by Tiger Global.  Now surpassing a $3.5B valuation, Flock is scaling quickly and seeking the best and brightest to help us meet our goal of eliminating crime in the United States by 25% in the next three years.

Additional Information 

The Role

Flock Safety is looking for an Installation Technician to join our Field Operations team. Our team is comprised of individuals who are results-driven, detail-oriented and combine a great work ethic with critical thinking to install products that delight our customers. Our technicians are the face of our company and interact frequently with a variety of our customers while out in the field. This is an important role that is crucial to the success of our business.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Install poles of varying lengths per install specifications. Requires digging a minimum of 8” x 24” holes.
  • Assemble, kit, and install various ancillary components and Flock Safety products
  • Mount solar panels on poles, as well as attaching external batteries to solar panels
  • Affix license-plate reading cameras to poles, angle to capture desired footage
  • Work on both public and private roads, working often on equipment 10-12’ high.
  • Occasionally working with a bucket truck and/or ladder to work on equipment up to 30’ high.
  • Repairing minor breaks in underground irrigation or private wiring
  • Adhere to daily schedule by showing up prepared and on time
  • Complete work in reasonable time frame 
  • Provide installation pictures via Flock field app
  • Perform work in safe and professional manner
  • Meet with customers to discuss installation options and perform site surveys
  • Communicate effectively with both internal teams and customers
  • Driving (and bringing home daily) a Dodge Promaster 1500 or similar company vehicle
  • Daily inventory management and reporting
  • Project coordination between end users and deployment teams

We're looking for people who:

  • This role requires frequent/continuous bending, digging, reaching, climbing, squatting, sitting, standing, walking, driving, and independently lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Prior experience with field work is a plus: construction, security systems, low voltage wiring, or similar.
  • Willing to be trained to operate and drive a bucket truck on occasion.
  • Comfortable working on and around ladders/heights
  • Handyman-like experience whether personally or professionally. 
  • Able to think on your feet and while using your hands. 
  • Time-management and communication skills needed to complete work efficiently and correctly the first time 
  • Highly organized
  • Desire to work outdoors and comfortable working in all weather conditions
  • General affinity for all things tech, and the ability/desire to learn and work with new software tools.   
  • Positive and professional demeanor 
  • Willingness to go outside your comfort zone when the situation requires it.  

Required Availability: M-F during daylight hours. Overtime is at times expected and required based on the particular market's ticket backlog and/or unique requirements.  Start and end times will vary based on time of year (solar constrained) and the workload.    

Travel: Expect to regularly travel up to 3 hours away during service tickets.Occasionally this role will require regular travel up to 8 hrs away driving in addition to flights. In these situations, overnight accommodations are provided. Travel expectations are based on local demand, so the busier the immediate area is the less outside travel. We do not anticipate the travel demand for this role to exceed 25%.

Physical Activities Performed Frequently: 

  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like.
  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 75 pounds in all directions.
  • Communicating with others to exchange information, often over the phone.
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Operating machinery and/or power tools.
  • Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment.
  • Constantly assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Occasionally working in seasonal high and low temperatures.
  • Frequently working in outdoor elements such as precipitation and wind.
  • Occasionally working in noisy environments.
  • Occasionally working in hazardous conditions: near highways or heavy traffic.
  • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing.
  • Constant light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.
  • Frequent medium work that includes moving objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasional heavy work that includes moving objects up to 100 pounds or more.

Why Join Us?

  • 💰Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $52,000 as well as stock options.
  • 🌴Use what you need PTO: We seriously mean it, plus 11 company holidays and your birthday off!
  • ⚕️Fully-paid health benefits plan for employees: including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA match. 
  • 👪Family Leave: All employees receive 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 6-8 weeks of physical recovery time.
  • 🍼Fertility & Family Benefits: We have partnered with Maven, a complete digital health benefit for starting and raising a family. We will reimburse $10,000 a year for adoption, surrogacy, or fertility.
  • 🧠Mental Health: All employees receive an annual subscription to Headspace.
  • 💖Caregiver Support: We have partnered with Cariloop to provide our employees with caregiver support 
  • 💸Carta Tax Advisor: Employees receive 1:1 sessions with Equity Tax Advisors who can address individual grants, model tax scenarios, and answer general questions. 
  • 📚Productivity Stipend: $250 per year to use on Audible, Calm, Masterclass, Duolingo, Grammarly and so much more.
  • 🐾Pet Insurance: We’ve partnered with Pumpkin to provide insurance for our employee’s fur babies. 
  • 🛠️Tools & Gear: Flock Safety branded uniforms, tools, and safety gear
  • 🚗Work Vehicle: The use of a well-equipped Flock Safety owned Sprinter van and fully-paid for gas card

Flock is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and thoughts and welcome everyone to apply for employment with us. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative. Mutual respect is central to how Flock operates, and we believe the best solutions come from diverse perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace our differences and know that we are stronger working together.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at [email protected]. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.

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