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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Textile Technician, 1pm - 10pm



Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

About Us

unspun is a robotics and digital apparel company based in Emeryville, CA. Our mission is to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through automated, localized, and intentional manufacturing.

Recently included in Time's Best Inventions & Fast Company's World Changing Ideas, unspun aims to rapidly transition the trillion-dollar apparel world into one that is more intentional, inclusive, and efficient by focusing on the overlap between sustainability and profitability: on-demand (and automated) manufacturing.

What We're Building

We’ve developed a proprietary and patented technology at the crossroads of 3D printing and automated textile manufacturing called 3D weaving. By skipping the flat 2D fabric stage, we can additively build custom apparel products from the ground up— straight from yarns to seamless final product. If the intersection of climate tech, robotics, fashion, and textile machinery get you excited, we’d love to talk!

About You

You enjoy working on fast-paced and early-stage R&D, and you enjoy bringing high quality products to market. You enjoy wearing multiple hats and switching between different contexts. You are capable of working independently and in a team while being flexible, self-motivated, and curious. You thrive on the lack of clear instructions at the beginning of ambitious projects, and your ability to learn, understand, and communicate clear instructions to others about a complicated process is one of your strengths. You have strong interpersonal skills and can help manage a complex testing program with competing needs from multiple sides of the organization. You probably love thinking about the things immediately around us, especially yarns, fabrics, clothing and the machines that make them. You enjoy daily challenges and relish the successes.

What You’ll Do

This Textile Technician (1pm - 10pm) role will support 3D weaving material development and production. You’ll work with the Product and Hardware teams to create the world’s first 3D woven products. We're looking for someone who has prior textile machinery experience, but also is game to jump in and help with other factory setup work as needed.

As part of the early technician team at unspun (growing from 4 to 8 teammates), you will be a core member operating, building, and supporting a completely new manufacturing process. We’re looking for someone with a few years of hands-on industry experience already, and someone who is excited about the risks and rewards of joining an early-stage startup.

  • Operate and maintain revolutionary robotic loom
  • Produce new woven outputs and coordinate product runs
  • Ensure product outputs meet desired specifications and quality control standards
  • Maintain a safe and organized workspace
  • Help identify limitations of technical approaches and provide insights about machine performance and reliability
  • Test new machine subsystems
  • Support machine and subsystem assembly
  • Create and maintain documentation for internal communication and record keeping, including data collection during product runs and machine testing
  • Be able to work on your feet and be comfortable working within a large machine for extended periods and perform occasional repetitive tasks
  • Collaborate with the engineering team on experiments and results
  • Identify and communicate suggested improvements to designs, documentation, or processes