Mechanical Design Engineer

Full Time, Hybrid or In-Person in Worcester, MA

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Do you enjoy getting hands-on, experimenting, and creating new products? Do you have experience with educational robotics? Interested in joining our young, dynamic startup to shape and manage our engineering department? If you answered "yes", read on!

We are Robosource, and we are seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for our fast-growing business. Founded in 2015 to raise funds for a VEX Robotics Competition community team, we've evolved into a leading provider of products that support educational robotics and a trusted distributor of plastic materials for consumer and commercial use. Continuing our growth, we are expanding our development projects in industrial automation and consumer products.

We are a young, dynamic, and fun startup company. Robotics is our passion, and we love exploring, innovating, and creating. Our mission is to support students, educators, and teams in their robotics education and competition adventures throughout the country and internationally. We communicate directly with the robotics community, listen to their needs, and strive to always create solutions to their challenges. All while our team of 14-foot tall, bright orange, inflatable Robosaurus dinosaurs spreads fun at events across the country.

In your role as a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will lead the development of products for consumer applications, robotics education, and industrial automation systems. From concept to manufacture and distribution, you will analyze, design, and develop products. Taking on this position will give you the opportunity to establish, shape, and manage the engineering department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of products for consumer applications, robotics education, and industrial automation systems.

  • Assume responsibility for the overall mechanical design of a product, from the initial idea through to prototype testing and manufacturing

    • Design products, including individual components and assemblies, which will be manufactured using injection molding, sheet metal, steel assemblies, and other processes. Work with external manufacturers and perform some light assembly in-house

    • Design to optimize manufacturing costs and manufacturability

    • Create detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and documentation for manufacturing and quality control

  • Prototype and test working models that include mechanical, electrical, and electronic components in collaboration with the team

  • Perform mechanical analysis and improvement of both existing and in-development products

  • Interact with international production facilities during the product development and prototyping process.

  • Establish new engineering processes and produce documentation for them

  • Provide support for in-house light manufacturing, assembly, and packaging:

    • Develop tools and processes for production

    • Work with staff to train, analyze, and improve production processes

  • Support customer usage and experience of products, including documentation and instructions

  • Mentor and manage engineering interns

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Robotics, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering, or other related discipline

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in product design or mechanical engineering

  • Experience and knowledge of educational robotics is required

  • Experience in electrical engineering, mechatronics, and controls is a plus

  • Extensive experience with various manufacturing processes including injection molding, sheet metal, outsourced manufacturing, etc.

  • A broad understanding of engineering principles and the ability to find and develop practical and cost-effective design solutions

  • Ability to analyze and design for manufacture

  • An in-depth understanding of 3D modeling and drafting of components and assemblies using SolidWorks or similar CAD software 

  • A strong mechanical aptitude, as well as a desire to get hands-on.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Capacity to train and manage engineering interns and other engineers

  • Must be a US citizen or legally authorized to work in the US as a permanent resident

Salary & Benefits

  • Starting salary range: $85,000 - $105,000 per year
  • Flexible work arrangements that allow for in-person or hybrid work

  • Flexible schedule

  • Casual dress code

  • Health care coverage

  • 401(k) plan with employer match

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

Robosource, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with Robosource is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.