Operations Associate, Graze

Operational and logistical support for Graze, building an autonomous fleet of lawn mowers for the future of the commercial landscaping industry.

Job Type: 3 Months Contract to Hire

Role Summary:

At Graze, we are building a fully autonomous commercial lawnmower disrupting a ~$100 billion industry. With specialized machine learning, computer vision, and fully electric vehicles, Graze is paving the way for a fully autonomous future of commercial landscaping. Our proprietary technology allows for landscaping companies, golf courses, and more to reduce labor costs and increase profit margins.

As an Operations Associate for Graze, your primary focus for your first three months will be on 1) providing operational and logistical support to our pilot programs 2) assisting our robotics engineers in day-to-day activities at the robotics lab (warehouse) and 3) assisting in executing trade shows, expos, and demonstrations to the public.

  • Commit to desired outcomes … define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously
  • Challenge assumptions … to ensure great outcomes
  • Prudent optimism … glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions
  • No egos, no jerks … no joke


Pilot Program Operations
  • Manage communication and customer relationships (phone/email) with pilot partners, customers and parties interested in demonstrations

  • Load, secure, and transport Graze robotic mowers, gear, and other landscape equipment to job sites, demos, and potential client properties

  • Operate Graze robotic mowers (training will be provided)

  • Competent with landscape maintenance equipment, including but not limited to mowers, edgers, and blowers

  • Experience driving different types of vehicles such as pickup trucks and box trucks

  • Plan and prepare for scheduled and frequent overnight work trips to locations up to 4 hours away from Graze headquarters

 Robotics Lab 

  • Troubleshoot robot issues (training will be provided)

  • Test robot for functionality out in the field (training will be provided)

  • Communicate with engineers regarding issues experienced with robots out in the field

  • Assist mechanical and electrical engineers by doing basic tasks, such as parts assembly, picking up parts from fabricators, etc.

  • Comfortable using basic tools such as power tools, hand tools, and simple electrical test equipment

  • Assist in organizing tools, parts, and equipment at the lab 


  • Assist in the planning and execution of events, trade shows, and demonstrations

Required Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required. 4 year degree preferred

  • Interest/ability to learn technology to operate, charge and troubleshoot (limited, with engineers’ supervision) high-tech robotics equipment

  • Comfortable operating heavy equipment and towing a trailer

  • Clean DMV Driving Record

  • Working knowledge of computers and programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs./18kgs. – Weight depends on the facility

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift rapidly

  • Good listener, dependable, detail-oriented, organized, ability to work with minimal supervision

Additional Desired Experience

  • Landscaping experience

  • Knowledge and ability to operate mowers, edgers, and blowers and the proper techniques in differing situations

  • Bilingual: English & Spanish

Wavemaker Labs is a product development and business incubator. We are a diverse team of innovators, builders and entrepreneurs, developing advanced technologies for practical use in robotics, automation and mobility… to name a few.

Department: Product
This is a contract position

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