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Mechanical Engineer

Union City, California

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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. In this role, you will be responsible for the mechanical design of custom products from concept to production release. These designs will support robotic applications which include the integration of external systems, end-effector design, overall system-level design, and supporting subsystems. You will work closely with electrical, mechanical, controls, system integration, manufacturing and SW teams to create and test proof-of-concept prototypes, development units, and complete production-ready assemblies on schedule and within budget.

What you'll do

  • Mechanical design of the prototype, custom, and product assemblies
  • Support design workflow from concept to production
  • Generate complete design packages and documentation
  • Lead Engineering Change order process
  • Support fabrication and assembly of new designs as required
  • Participate in engineering build and validation cycles
  • Identify ways that hardware can improve the robustness and generality of robotic solutions

Who you are

  • Earned a B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Have at least 5 years of detailed mechanical CAD drafting and design experience
  • Experienced with electro-mechanical and dynamic assemblies
  • Knowledgeable of best practices for part tolerance and dimensioning (GD&T)
  • Understanding of fabrication and assembly processes
  • Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to think outside the box and bring innovative ideas for new products
  • Highly motivated and self-reliant
  • Work well in a dynamic environment as a team player
  • Great communicator, both written and verbal

Nice to haves

  • Autodesk Inventor experience
  • Familiar with the risk assessment process
  • Experience with product development and PLM systems
  • Robotics experience/exposure
  • Proficiency in creating detailed schematics in CAD (AutoCAD preferred)
  • Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (LVDT, dispense systems, temperature controllers, etc)
  • Experience designing and programming robots arms is highly desired (UR, Kuka, etc)
  • Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)
  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment is highly desired
  • Experience transitioning products and processes from prototype to production

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.