Team Organization

Documentation

Team Officers

  • President – Audrey B.
  • Vice President of Engineering – Aleister T.
  • Vice President of Marketing
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer – Ann C.

Team Specialists

  • ASB Liasion
  • Safety Officer 1 – Maria A.
  • Safety Officer 2
  • Media Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Shop Manager
  • Video Production
  • Webmaster
  • Inventory Manager
  • Ambassadors

 

Build leads: Project Manager Admin Presentation Research and Development Inspector Inventory Control
FRC TBD Secretary VP Marketing N/A TBD Inventory Mgr
FTC TBD TBD TBD N/A TBD TBD
ROV-Ranger TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
ROV-Scout TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
CAD/Design Mechanical Electrical Pneumatics
Hydraulics
Programming Field
FRC TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
FTC N/A TBD TBD N/A TBD TBD
ROV-Ranger TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
ROV-Scout N/A TBD TBD TBD N/A TBD

 

Competition Jobs: Drive Team:
Captain Strategist Pit Boss Spirit Coach Driver Operator Specialist
FRC: President TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
FTC: TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD N/A
ROV-Ranger: TBD Captain TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD N/A
ROV-Scout: TBD Captain TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD N/A

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Executive Board (all year positions)

President: Reviews team plan, sets annual goals. Reviews work of executive committee and makes sure the team is keeping to its plans and goals. Supervises the ASB Liaison, Project managers and strategists. Conducts planning meetings according to agenda. Helps as needed with all aspects of the team.

Vice President, Engineering Director: Conducts meetings according to agenda when President is not there. Chairperson of the Training program committee, implements training plan. Creates training section of agenda for planning meetings. Supervises Safety officers, Shop Manager and Inventory Control. Helps as needed with all aspects of the team.

Vice President, Marketing Director: Conducts meetings according to agenda when President and VP, Engineering is not there. Chairperson of the Outreach program committee, implements outreach and marketing plans. Creates outreach section of agenda for planning meetings. Supervises Media Manager, Video Production lead, Spirit leads and Team Ambassadors. Helps create presentation materials, team branding, advertising, websit content and other media. Trains and organizes team ambassadors.

Secretary: Keeps minutes of meetings and posts for team members. Keeps team calendar. Keeps team manuals and records up to date. Supervises team communications and helps Webmaster, Media Manager, and Volunteer Coordinator.

Treasurer: Keeps financial records. Helps creates the team budget. Makes Financial reports at team meetings. Helps with fundraising. Works with Inventory control.

Specialists (all year positions)

ASB Liaison: The Liaison works to establish a connection between the Lynnwood High School ASB and the robotics team. Processes information that may be beneficial to the team, including the dates and times of important assemblies, fundraisers, or ASB sponsored events. Help organize ways of spreading the name of the team throughout the school in conjunction with the ASB. May help coordinate joint events among other school groups.

Safety Officers: Leads safety training and organizes first aid/CPR and fire suppression training. Maintains safety manuals. Supervises team safety during build and competition. Acquires and maintains safety materials such as 1st Aid kit, glasses and fire extinguishers. Creates safety presentations.

Webmaster: Leads team that designs, creates and maintains team website. Works with Secretary, Media Manager and VP, Marketing for site content.

Inventory control: Helps maintain parts ordering system. Creates and maintains parts storage. Creates BOM for FRC. Handles spare parts needed for FRC competition. Works with Pit Boss on shipping. Organizes annual clean-up and inventory check. There may be assistant inventory control positions specifically for FTC and ROV.

Media Manager: Responsible for getting photos at all team functions throughout the year and gets them to webmaster, VP-Marketing, video lead, etc. as needed. Media Crew Representative with FIRSTWA. Creates and maintains team facebook, twitter or other social networking internet sites. May assist with team website. Gets pictures and information to LHS yearbook staff. Helps create team presentation materials.

Shop Manager: Helps organize shop tools and equipment and storage. Trains team on proper tool use and storage. Keeps an inventory of team equipment/tools. Maintains tools and makes suggestions for replacements and new acquisitions.

Animation/Video Production lead: Leads team that designs and creates safety animation. Submits finished product. Leads Video Production team that creates videos for Chairman’s, recruiting or other uses. Maintains team’s Youtube channel.

Volunteer Coordinator: Helps recruit and organize student and adult volunteers as needed for team events. Gets volunteer forms to students, parents and mentors. Keeps volunteer records. Handles volunteer communications. May help train volunteers. May help coordinate with other teams for joint events. Helps organize quarterly team volunteering events (such as Food Lifeline).

Team Ambassador: Helps plan and organize team outreach efforts. Helps team with presentations. May be spokesperson at events. May help lead tours at FIRST competitions. May prepare and hand-out team info materials.

Build Leads (for duration of build/competition)

Project Manager: Supervises a build. Creates build schedule with assistance from production leads prior to kick-off. Helps leads maintain schedule or revise as needed during build. Knows rules and requirements of the challenge and monitors updates. Provides a status report at least weekly during a build. Helps create and maintain reference materials which include reviews of our robots, pictures of ideas from other teams, industry ideas. Participates in the end of season review process, evaluating team performance.

Inspector: Makes sure that robots are ready to pass inspection on the first try. Runs the Quality Assurance program. Learns the rules and monitors updates. Works with the production team to meet those requirements. Preps robot for inspection. This position may be filled by the Project Manager.

Administrative Asst.: The Administrative assistant handles team registration and records. Keeps team calendar. Handles communications. May help the presentation lead by creating documents. Team secretary is FRC Admin lead.

Presentation lead: The presentation lead is in charge of judge presentations at competitions. They need to know the requirements of the presentation, help the team prepare materials, make assignments, help the team practice the presentation, and lead the presentation at the competition.

Research and Development lead (ROV only): The Research and Development lead is in charge of researching the ROV challenge. They need to know the requirements of the challenge, make research assignments for both the ROV design and presentation, and helps the team prepare presentation and poster materials.

Design lead: Supervises a design group through the proposal process. After team votes on design, leads CAD design for a specific robot assembly. May help create documents for competition such as CAD drawings. Makes reports on progress to PM and team.

Mechanical lead: Supervises robot production and testing. Helps determine needed parts/tools. Keeps records of steps needed to complete the robot. Assigns team members to work. Design leads become a Mechanical lead for the assembly they designed. All leads make reports on progress to PM and team.

Electrical lead: Creates the CAD for the electrical control system. Helps determine needed parts/tools. Keeps records of steps needed to complete the robot. Assigns team members to work. Creates documentation, such as schematics, wiring diagrams, etc. Makes reports on progress to PM and team.

Pneumatic/Hydraulic lead: Creates the CAD for the pneumatic control system. Helps determine needed parts/tools. Keeps records of steps needed to complete the robot. Assigns team members to work. Creates documentation, such as diagrams, etc. Makes reports on progress to PM and team.

Programming lead: Helps determine needed parts/tools. Supervises team that creates and tests programming for the robot. Keeps records of steps needed to complete the programming. Assigns team members to work. Creates documentation, such as program printout, etc. Makes reports on progress to PM and team.

Game lead: Supervises production of field parts for testing robot. May help with making practice field. Supervises work on pit fixtures or robot cart as needed.

Competition Positions (for duration of build/competition)

Captain: Oversees a competition by organizing team members. The captain is the team representative at any FIRST or MATE meetings and acts as the primary team representative. Captain may also be strategist. President is FRC Captain.

Strategist: The strategist is familiar with the competition and award guidelines. The create and organize the scouting program for FIRST competitions. They advise the Captain and drive team regarding game strategy.

Pit Boss: The pit boss is responsible for the pit area. They help plan what will be needed, pack/unpack it and care for it while at the competition. The pit boss also leads the team that ships and uncrates the robot and sets up the pit at the competition.

Spirit lead: Creates and maintains spirit gear and giveaways, such as mascot costumes, flag, banners, songs, pom-poms, crowns, buttons, bracelets, key fobs, earrings, etc. They help make decorations & presentation materials for the pit area. Helps lead cheers and spirit activities at competitions. Looks for opportunities to encourage other teams.

Drive Team: Drive teams may be set or rotational

Coach: The coach assists the driver and operator during the round by watching the whole field and offering suggestions on strategy. They will also provide feedback on how the round went for future strategy. At FIRST events, contacts other teams between rounds to discuss alliance strategy.

Driver: Drivers are in charge of the RC controls which move the robot around the field.

Operator: Operators are in charge of the RC controls which control robot manipulators, such as lifts or grippers. At ROV may add/remove items during rounds.

Specialist (FRC only): This is a position that changes each year depending on the needs of the challenge.