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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Description
At Brain Corporation we apply expertise in machine learning and robotics to create intelligent systems capable of functioning autonomously in real world complex human environments.  Combined with our technology, we believe the robots of tomorrow already exist today.

This position is for a Lead Mechanical Engineer providing design, implementation, testing, and production  of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems for consumer and commercial robotic products. 

Responsibilities
Lead mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production:

  • Develop innovative designs to meet all requirements for performance, reliability, total cost of ownership, serviceability, and manufacturability.
  • Lead design visualization efforts with 3D CAD models to explore multiple design options.
  • Realize industrial design concept sketches in to functional and manufacturable designs.
  • Design of plastic and metal mechanical components, mechanisms, and assemblies.
  • Design of user interface and electrical enclosures.
  • Detailed mechanical design using CAD tools (SolidWorks, Creo/Pro-E, etc.).
  • Create engineering package including BOM, assembly trees, parts list, etc.
  • Release and control engineering documentation using ECO processes.
  • Leverage laboratory testing and field-test data to understand and manage design trade-offs.
  • Lead mechanical technical design reviews, risk assessments, FMEA, FEA, Reliability testing, etc.
  • Leads and mentors junior engineers and designers throughout the development cycle.
  • Define qualification, acceptance, and functional testing requirements for mechanical systems.
  • Provide work and design direction for external design consultants and companies.
  • Interface with domestic and international suppliers and contract manufactures to procure and fabricate mechanical components.

Required Experience

  • Hands-on mechanical and electro-mechanical experience.
  • Ability to take design ownership across the full product development process from conceptual design through production.
  • Experience designing with different plastic forming processes like rotational molding, injection molding, extrusions, vacuum forming, and thermoforming.
  • Experience designing with different metal fabrications processes like sheet metal forming, machining, extrusions, castings, and weldments.
  • Proficiency using CAD tools (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Experience desired with GD&T standards.
  • Experience guiding the work of others and directly supporting third party vendors.

Additional Preferred Experience

  • Experience desired dealing with various thermal, shock, vibration, and ingress protection techniques and able to apply them to electronics modules and enclosure packaging.
  • Knowledge desired with mechanical design of electronics PCB, module packaging and cabling.
  • Experience desired with FEA/CFD tools like ANSYS, COMSOL, ABAQUS, etc.
  • Familiar working with various agency standards like IEC, UL, ETL, CE, ANSI, MIL and NEMA, etc.
  • Experience in mobile robotics or industrial automation.

Requirements

  • BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • 7+ years experience in a lead engineering role.
  • Experience with SolidWorks or Pro-E.
  • Current US work authorization.

Travel

  • Limited domestic and international travel will be required (<10% of time).

Personal Attributes

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment with high expectations.
  • Self-motivated and self-starter.
  • Problem solver unfazed by ambiguity.
  • Extremely talented, but humble.
     
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