Careers at RKI - Gas Detectors - Portable Gas Monitors - Gas Sensors by RKI

Careers At RKI

RKI is rapidly growing and is in need of qualified, self-motivated, and ambitious job candidates.
Join our team and be part of our success!

RKI has customers worldwide and interacts with a variety of international customers.
RKI is a growth company that offers many opportunities for advancement and experience with cutting edge technology.

When you join the RKI team, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives and accomplish great things by being given the tools and opportunities to help you reach your full potential.


Competitive Pay and Bonus

RKI is proud to offer a competitive compensation package to our associates.


Our flexible benefit program offers associates choices in health and dental to meet their individual needs. Benefits at RKI are work-location specific.
However, all full-time associates are eligible for participation in the following

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Disability
  • 401K Retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation and Holidays)
  • Sick Time Off
RKI Profit Sharing

Eligible associates receive profit sharing

Current Openings



Repair Technician

RKI Instruments, Inc., an innovative gas detection company located in Union City, is seeking a focused individual with strong technical and customer service skills to provide in-shop service on RKI Instruments and Riken Keiki portable and continuous monitoring gas detection instruments. We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits, PTO, Dedicated Sick Leave, 401K and profit sharing. Please send your resume and salary requirements.


  • Technician provides evaluations, 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 Manager and Engineering.
  • This person must have a clean DMV record and will be asked to undergo a background check.


  • 2 years prior repair/field service experience and or equivalent military training preferred. 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, and 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

RKI Instruments, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
33248 Central Ave
Union City, CA 94587

Phone: (800) 754-5165
Fax: (510 ) 441-5650

RKI Instruments, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Senior Assembler

RKI Instruments Inc., a growing and innovative gas detection company located in Union City is seeking a Senior Assembler to join our Production Department. This person must be a team player, willing to help wherever help is needed within the Production team. The position entails ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively. This person will be asked to undergo a background check.


  • Assembling and testing gas detectors
  • Hands-on working in Production Department as needed to meet customer requirements.
  • Assist the Manager in organizing the workflow of other employees.
  • Oversee and coach employees.
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • Enforce safety policies and procedures (both in-house and regulatory) to decrease the potential for employee injuries on the job.
  • Ensure all resources and assets are used efficiently and correctly.
  • Ensure the safe use of equipment and schedule regular maintenance.
  • Follows Company policies and procedures.
  • Interface with all other departments as needed.


  • 2+ years of electromechanical, PCBA, manufacturing process and assembly experience.
  • Posses applicable experience, skills, and knowledge to perform all aspects of job; rotates through all job responsibilities.
  • Works with sense of urgency to meet needs of customers.
  • Takes responsibility for actions, results, and mistakes.
  • Ability to identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements.
  • 3+ years related experience in a supervisor position or equivalent work-related experience desired.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field a plus.


  • Able to operate power tools and drill press.
  • Able to read assembly drawings and technical notes.
  • Basic Measurement and gauge use skills.
  • Good soldering skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Team building skills.
  • Problem solving skills using disciplined methods to identify root causes (i.e. 5 Why).

Thank you for your interest in RKI.

RKI Instruments, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
33248 Central Ave
Union City, CA 94587

Phone: (800) 754-5165
Fax: (510 ) 441-5650
RKI Instruments, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer