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Field Operator Electrical

ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.


Reports to: Head of Construction
Vacation: Open
Travel Requirements: Heavy (At least 50% of the time)
Start Date: Spring 2021
Location: Austin, TX

At its core, the Field Operator - Electrical supports the operation of large-scale concrete 3D printers for the construction of houses.


  • Operating and troubleshooting the electrical and control systems of ICON’s concrete 3D printers and supporting equipment on construction sites in Texas and around the world.

  • Diagnosing, repairing and replacing printer hardware/wiring as needed.

  • Interacting with all components of the Vulcan 3D printing platform: electrical, motors, pumps, controls, and software.

  • Documenting regular equipment maintenance and all troubleshooting activities.

  • Daily setup and cleaning of all required tools and equipment.

  • Required travel (including international) potentially on short notice.


  • Technical degree, professional certification, or 5+ years’ experience in related field

  • Commercial electrical or factory automation experience

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Fluency with software and mechanical systems

  • Desire to work in a team setting

  • Innovative, driven, out of the box thinker, self-motivated to investigate and implement new ideas, and proactive in overcoming obstacles

  • Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment

  • Current driver’s license

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Must be prepared to work in extreme environments: temps > 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc.

  • Must enjoy tacos.


  • Capability to operate a forklift

  • Construction related experience

  • Knowledge of concrete equipment 

  • Prior start-up experience

  • Speaks Spanish

  • Comfortable in rigorous physical outdoor situations (camping, hiking, climbing, etc.) 

  • Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controllers, SCADA, DCS


Solving one of the most daunting problems humanity faces will require a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation otherwise not captured. We strive to be inclusive and want team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: Building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges.

We're a team from a diverse set of backgrounds, countries, and experiences and believe our diversity makes us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging hitting problems of our time. Our team is full of creative minds from places like MIT, NASA, Tesla, and Caterpillar - some with science and engineering PhDs and others with more eclectic degrees like vocal jazz and psychology. This breadth of lived experience, combined with the depth of personal knowledge on our team, gives us the ability to think differently and find solutions others might miss.


Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?


In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter that shows why your past experiences and future aspirations make you a solid fit for this role.

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