How is FIRST® Team 1764 able to function efficiently? We have continued to ramp up our game this year with the help of our business mentor, one more asset in our arsenal of support. She has been invaluable in helping us organize our team and focus our assets. While we have always used a business model, this retired business executive has taken our team to a new level of performance and organization.

Executive

Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Mentored by Jacob Carter, Rolland Yoakum, Chad Lee

  • Maintains season schedules
  • Oversees all categories of the team
  • Ensures deadlines are met
  • Must be present at the majority of events
  • Oversees minor disciplinary issues
  • Oversees all aspects of award submission
  • Creates daily and yearly task lists
  • Creates and updates BCDR (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery) plan annually
  • Must participate on the executive board for the Liberty Robotics Foundation
  • Directly in charge of all other chief positions

Operations

Chief Operational Officer (COO): Mentored by Don Graves, Jon Nelson, Ron Halloway, Andy Eaton

  • Helps CEO maintain build schedule in all aspects
  • Sets up training sessions that educate members on different aspects of the robot
  • Ensures all related deadlines are met
  • Verifies all related award requirements and submission dates
  • Ensures specified design process is followed
  • Creates and updates BCDR (Business continuity, Disaster recovery) plan annually with CQO and CEO
  • Supervises Mechanical Lead, Electrical Lead, Programming Lead, and CAD Lead
Mechanical Lead
  • Manages mechanical aspects of the robot
  • Maintains build schedule
  • Designs/maintains robot cart
  • Supervises Mechanical Team
Mechanical Team
  • Assists Mechanical Lead
Electrical Lead
  • Responsible for wiring of robot
  • Maintains electrical build schedule
  • Designs/maintains battery box
  • Ensures batteries full-charge status
  • Supervises Electrical Team

Electrical Team

  • Assists Electrical Lead
Programming Lead
  • Maintains programming schedule
  • Designs/maintains control board
  • Creates and maintains programming
  • Maintains documentation of programming
  • Supervises Programming Team

Programming Team

  • Assists Programming Lead
CAD Lead
  • Finalizes drawings sent to the machine shop
  • Submits Excellence in Design Award
  • Documents Design Process
  • Maintains CAD schedule
  • Maintains/updates CAD archive
  • Supervises Cad Team

CAD Team

  • Assists CAD Lead

Public Relations

Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO): Mentored by Debbie Williamson, Bridget Stark, Amanda Brown

  • Works with CFO to build new sponsorships
  • Works with CMO for media releases
  • Community Outreach efforts
  • Ensures all related deadlines are met
  • Verifies all related award requirements and submission dates
  • Team spokesperson
  • Creates and updates BCDR (Business continuity, Disaster recovery) plan annually with CQO and CEO
  • Supervises Awards Lead, Historian Lead, and Community Events Coordinator Lead
Awards Lead
  • Assists in creating essays for awards submissions
  • Monitors award submission deadlines
  • Proof reads awards submissions
  • Supervises Awards Team
Awards Team
  • Assists the Awards Lead
Community Outreach Lead
  • Coordinates community outreach
  • Coordinates presentations and presentation groups logistics
  • Reporting to Lead Community Events Coordinator
  • Supervises Community Event Team and Presentation Team

Community Outreach Team

  • Assists Community Events Coordinator
Communications Lead
  • Maintains and regularly updates all team related social media
  • Communicates internally via Remind 101
  • Checks team mailbox
  • Responsible for sending all mail on time
  • Aids CPRO in making phone calls to sponsors and the community
  • Assists in the creation of press releases
  • Supervise the Communication Team

Communication Team

  • Assists Communication Lead

Spirit Lead

  • Helps keep team moral high during build season and competitions
  • Develop team cheers and banners and spirit signs for competitions
  • Develops team building exercises for the team throughout the year

Media

Animation Lead

  • Creates safety animation
  • Responsible for submission of the Animation Award
  • Supervises Animation Team

Animation Team

  • Assists the lead animator with animation award creation
  • Other animation requirements/duties

Web Lead

  • Creates and maintains website
  • Responsible for website submission
  • Supervises Web Team

Web Team

  • Assist the Website Lead with development and maintenance of team website

Graphic Design Lead

  • Creates promotional materials
  • Assist Scout Lead with robot information sheet creation and maintenance
  • Supervises Graphic Design Team

Graphic Design Team

  • Assists the Lead Graphics Designer with creation of promotional materials

Cinematography Lead

  • Ensures each event is successfully recorded
  • Helps create the end of year video that highlights build and competition season
  • Creates promotional videos for KLHS and other TV carriers
  • Supervises Cinematography Team

Cinematography Team

  • Assists Cinematography Lead with creation of promotional materials

Logistics

Chief Logistical Officer (CLO): Mentor- Jon Nelson

  • Mantains the quality of the team
  • Creates Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Ensures all related deadlines are met
  • Creates and updates BCDR (Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery) plan annualy with CEO
  • Supervises- Pit/Field Lead, Inventory Organization Lead, Safety Captain and Scout Lead

Pit/Field Lead

  • Builds practice field and components
  • Manages and organizes all pit items
  • Maintains pit schedule
  • Maintains/updates pit plans
  • Supervises Pit/Field Team
Pit/Field Team
  • Assists Pit Crew Lead in building and maintaining the pit and related accessories
Inventory and Organization Lead
  • Maintains inventory/organization schedule
  • Confers with all related personnel to ensure that all necessary materials arrive at events
  • Maintains and updates parts wall, tool box, materials, and shelving
  • Maintains an inventory list of all items in stock
  • Supervises Inventory and Organization team

Inventory and Organization Team

  • Organizes and inventories the shop

Safety Captain

  • Develops safety manual
  • Responsible for team safety protocols
  • Monitors student safety performance
  • Develops a comprehensive safety manual that includes competition and build season
  • Remains current on rule changes, and communicates changes to the team
  • Coordinates safety training and knowledge assessments
  • Coordinates safety outreach efforts
  • Supervises Safety Team

Safety Team

  • Assists Safety Captain with maintaining compliance with rules and regulations

Pit Scouting Lead

  • Creates scouting forms for team pertinent to Pit Scouting interviews
  • Compiles all Pit Scouting interviews formsWorks in cooperation with drivers and Competition Scouting Lead for alliance selection
  • Both Leads may represent the team in alliance selection at separate times, at the discretion of both leads
  • Both Leads create and maintain robot scouting cards in conjunction with graphic design team.
  • Supervise Pit Scouting Team

Pit Scouting Team

  • Compiles information regarding other teams’ robots and game strategy

Competition Scouting Lead

  • Creates scouting forms for team pertinent to the observation of qualifying matches
  • Compiles all observation forms from qualifying matches
  • Works in cooperation with drivers and Pit Scouting Lead for alliance selection
  • Both Leads may represent the team in alliance selection at separate times, at the discretion of both leads
  • Both Leads create and maintain robot scouting cards in conjunction with graphic design team.
  • Supervises Scouting Team

Competition Scouting Team

  • Compiles information regarding other teams’ robots and game strategy

Drive Team Lead

  • Creates approved rubric for Drive Team tryouts
  • Arranges and performs Drive Team tryouts
  • Supervises Drive team in training
  • May participate as member or coach of Drive Team

Drive Team

  • Assist Drive Team Lead
  • Manipulates team robot at competitions
  • Creates strategies for how to maneuver and manipulate the robot during competition

Finances

Chief Financial Officer (CFO): Mentored by Debbie Williamson and Amanda Brown

  • Ensures all related deadlines are met
  • Verifies all award requirements and submission dates
  • Supervises Accountant, Business Manager and Research and Development Lead
  • Responsible for taking team attendance
Accountant Lead
  • Maintains budget
  • Creates/modifies business plan
  • Creates and maintains budget report at competition
  • Responsible for submitting Entrepreneurship Award and Bill Of Materials (BOM)
  • Supervises Accounting Team

Accountant Team

  • Assists the Accountant Lead

Business Manager

  • Creates/modifies business plan
  • Responsible for submitting Entrepreneurship Award
  • Supervises Business Team

Business Team

  • Assists the Business Manager

Historian Lead

  • Maintains documentation of student successes and events
  • Organizes media (i.e. video and pictures)
  • Responsible for retention and destruction of media files
  • Assists in organizing the end of year video
  • Maintains scrapbook of events
  • Supervises Historian Team

Historian Team

  • Assists Historian with scrapbooking and accrual of team memorabilia

Research and Development Lead

  • Creates solutions to enhance the team's material and part use
  • Responsible for submitting FIRST Future Innovator Award
  • Supervises Research and Development Team

Research and Development Team

  • Assists the Research and Development Team