AV Truck Support Tech at Embark Trucks | Powderkeg

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Technical Operations

Embark Trucks is America's Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a $5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with [truck manufacturers](https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/embark-universal- interface-accelerates-integration-of-self-driving-technology-across-major- truck-oem-platforms-301259787.html), shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a [business model](https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/embark-launches-partner- development-program-to-bring-embark-driver-to- market-301264418.html#::text=Embark%20launches%20its%20Partnership%20Development,on%20select%20US%20freight%20lanes.) where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

**About the role: **

As a Truck Support Tech, you will be a critical team member in leading autonomous truck reliability and performance improvements. Truck Support Techs will be instrumental in keeping the trucks online by providing a mitigating solution with a focus on safety. This position plays an important role in identifying issues, keeping the trucks online, monitoring safety, and categorizing incidents that need escalation to appropriate teams. You will be responsible for executing the day-to-day truck support process and strategy.

Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists truck teams ( operators and drivers) in getting the truck online and conducts a general readiness check as part of the pre-trip process.
  • Remotely monitor diagnostics and assist truck teams in identifying and mitigating truck technical issues.
  • Be the first point of contact for any service disruption events that may require a pause in operations.
  • Document technical issues within Jira with proper categorization and escalate to the engineering team as needed.
  • Retrieving footage for regular audits and reviewing live videos with a focus on safety.
  • Extensive communication among team members during the handoff process and as a part of knowledge sharing.
  • ​​Interface with peers across AV Engineering, Hardware Platform, Programs, and Product to define what information needs to be surfaced.
  • Coach operators to help them understand different annotation tags and truck operating procedures.
  • Help define, build and embody Embark’s culture and principles.

Abilities & Requirements:

  • Must be a safety-minded individual - safety is our highest priority!
  • Ability to maintain focus and great attention to detail for long periods of time while monitoring moving fleet and providing technical support for those trucks.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to build rapport and work with cross-functional teams.
  • Possess an aptitude for learning new skills in identifying, diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolving technical issues.
  • Ability to work within process workflows, identify gaps/opportunities, take initiative to improve the process, and recommend changes.
  • Must be able to properly document truck operational issues in a detailed manner in Jira for engineering feedback.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguous and open-ended problems.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.


  • Previous experience as an AV Operator is highly preferred.
  • A passion for the autonomous vehicle & trucking industries
  • Experience with Jira and or basic Linux

What we Offer:

  • A full-time, competitive salary with equity.
  • Flexible paid vacation from the start.
  • 100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and buy-up option for other plans.
  • Life insurance is covered by Embark.
  • Access to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K Plan.
  • Snacks & catered lunches.
  • Work in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know it! 🚚🤖

At Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Embark Trucks, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Embark in the Press:

[The Wall Street Journal – Embark Announces $5.2 Billion Deal to Go Public](https://www.wsj.com/articles/self-driving-truck-startup-embark-to-go- public-in-5-2-billion-spac-deal-11624442400?mod=e2tw)

[Business Insider – Embark's Original Pitch Deck](https://www.businessinsider.com/read-self-driving-truck-startup-embarks- original-pitch-deck-2021-8)

Former “Mythbuster” Jamie Hyneman Hitches a Ride in an Embark Self-Driving Truck

[CNBC - Our Partner Development Program](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/08/ab- inbev-werner-enterprises-to-test-embark-autonomous-trucks.html)

[Forbes - The Embark Universal Interface](https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardbishop1/2021/04/11/embark- carving-path-to-market-with-universal-truck-interface-new-fleet-partners/)

[Navigating Highway Work Zones with the Embark Driver](https://medium.com/embark-trucks/navigating-highway-work-zones-with- the-embark-driver-6ab8c95822a9?source=collection_home---4------ 5-----------------------)

A few company highlights:

[Embark Blog - Series C and Transfer Hubs](https://medium.com/embark- trucks/embark-announces-70m-series-c-led-by-tiger-global-14f09a4ac77)

[Forbes - 70 Million Dollar Series C ](https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2019/09/25/self-driving-startup- embark-raises-70-million-opens-freight-hubs-for-robot-big-rigs/#483b2d35653a)

Video - Day in the life of a self-driving truck

Embark Blog - Disengagement Report

[30 Million Dollar Series B led by Sequoia](https://medium.com/embark- trucks/embark-announces-30-million-series-b-led-by-sequoia-394844f29c4c)

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    AV Truck Support Tech
  • Company
    Embark Trucks
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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