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Regional Sales Manager for Northern California and Nevada

RKI Instruments, Inc., an innovative gas detection company located in Union City, is seeking an outgoing person with a strong sales background and excellent communication skills to work in a fast paced demanding environment.


  • Regional sales management for Northern CA/ NV
  • Manage and maintain current market status
  • Recognize and fill market voids
  • Work primarily through distribution
  • Develop and maintain key accounts
  • Broad diversification of industries
  • Function with a high degree of autonomy


  • Sales experience
  • Technical background
  • An aptitude for instrumentation
  • An ability to recruit, establish, and manage a distribution network
  • Ability to prospect, establish, and maintain new customers
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must be a mature business professional that does not require continual oversight and day to day management
  • Strong, outgoing personality with highly developed interpersonal skills to deal with numerous personality types
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Possess highly developed organization skills
  • Possess strong presentation skills

Please email us to apply.

QA Inspector I

The Quality Assurance Inspector I is an entry level position which is responsible for assisting in administering the company quality program in accordance with customer, company requirements, and government regulations.

Follow procedures to maintain high standards of quality and reliability.

Responsible for assisting with inspecting the daily shipments, and other material as directed to assure that items shipped meet customer requirements and RKI's quality standards and procedures.


  • Previous QA --related experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Team-oriented
  • Reliable/Dependable
  • Ability to read and understand any pertinent training or department procedures and assembly drawings
  • Previous gas detection experience a plus

Please email us to apply.

Repair Technician I


  • Technician provides evaluation, estimates, troubleshoot to component level and calibration of customer returns. Technician may be asked to provide upgrades, conversions and modifications to instruments based upon instruction from Department Supervisor, Manager and Engineering. This is an entry level position

Job Requirements:

  • At least 2 years prior repair/field service experience and or equivalent military training. Technician must be able to communicate clearly both in oral and written English and be able to work independently. Technician must have excellent customer service skills,
  • Technician must be proficient with the use of electronic test equipment including but not limited to digital voltmeter, oscilloscope, ammeter, power supply, basic hand tools. Technician must also be able to read and understand schematics, loading drawings, bill of materials, wiring diagrams, be proficient in AC, DC and digital theory and possess excellent mechanical and soldering skills. Technician must be able to carry loads of up to 50 lbs.
  • An Associates Degree in electronics or other related field is preferred.

Please email us to apply.

Electronics Assembler

RKI Instruments, a growing and innovative gas detection company located in Union City seeking an Electronics Assembler to join our Production Team.


  • Assembling and testing gas detectors.


  • 3+ years of electromechanical, PCBA, manufacturing process and assembly experience.
  • 3 year of Electronics coursework is preferred.
  • Good soldering skill is must.
  • Machine shop experience is preferred.
  • Able to operate power tools and drill press.
  • Able to read assembly drawings and technical notes.
  • Troubleshoot to components level.
  • Able to work in a fast paced demanding environment.

Please email us to apply.

Thank you for your interest in RKI.