Shop Helper

Website Kairos Power

Job Highlights

Title Shop Helper
Type Full Time
Experience 1+ Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Alameda, CA, United States
Company Kairos Power

Company Profile

Kairos Power is a mission-driven engineering and new nuclear energy technology company. It focuses on the delivery of a clean, affordable, and safe energy solution through the integrated design, licensing, and demonstration of advanced reactor technology.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Shop Helper who will contribute to the manufacturing program by assisting machinists and welders in a variety of tasks including forklift operation, shop cleaning, assembly work, and machine upkeep.

Be capable of physical labor and working safely in a hazardous environment.

The ability to operate shop equipment and weld is also desirable.

Educational Level

Work Experience

  • 1+ years of experience in a shop environment (preferred)
  • Forklift certification (desired)


  • Assist in operating machines under the supervision of a qualified fabricator
  • Be available for general labor and chores in the facility such as assembling tools or furniture
  • Maintain clean shop environment through removal of chips, dust, and debris from manufacturing operations
  • Move palletized items via forklift throughout the facility
  • Organize incoming deliveries
  • Assist in assembly work on the shop floor
  • Show a willingness to learn and gain new skills on the job
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to operate motor vehicles and be insured on company vehicles
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage, and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to properly and safely use hand tools
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges, and issues
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to work with a highly collaborative team
  • Able to take instruction and complete tasks on time
  • Familiarity with CNC mills, welding, and manual machines desired
  • Prioritizes and ensures the safety of oneself and others
  • Proven team player with excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements

  • Adjusting, moving, transporting, installing, positioning, or removing objects up to 60 pounds in all directions
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Operating heavy equipment or machinery
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods
  • Repetitive assembly operations of manufacturing test fixtures and test setups in collaboration with engineering and manufacturing teams
  • Use hand tools

Work Environment

  • Noisy environments
  • Odors or fumes from chemicals or chemical reactions
  • Accessing the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • High-concentration, demanding and fast-paced


  • Manipulating, cleaning, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Reading and interpreting hazardous warning signs
  • Reporting issues with equipment or unsafe conditions
  • Wearing proper PPE, including face mask, face shields, gloves, safety shoes

Additional Requirements

  • Occasionally requires overtime
  • Occasionally requires working weekends
  • Occasionally requires schedule flexibility
  • Occasionally requires non-standard work-week hours
  • Occasionally requires working 2nd shift, beginning at 4:30 pm local time
  • Occasionally requires extended hours to support launch and critical project timelines


  • 401(k) and pre-tax health insurance, dependent care, and commuter benefits (FSA)
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Paid Vacation

Employer’s Statement

Kairos Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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