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Mechanical Engineer

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that specializes in the development of self-driving technology. Our AI tech represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots - it enables machines to perceive, learn, and navigate complex environments, while avoiding people and obstacles. We partner with commercial equipment manufacturers, and global consumer electronics brands, to transform their products into self-driving robots.

We are actively seeking a Mechanical Engineer to provide design, implementation, testing, and production of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems for consumer and commercial robotic products.  This is a hands-on role that involves working on mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production.

Task & Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Hold mechanical technical design reviews, risk assessments, FMEA, FEA, Reliability testing, etc.
  • 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 manufacturers to procure and fabricate mechanical components

What you need

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field
  • 4+ years of experience in Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production:
  • 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 guiding the work of others and directly supporting third party vendors

Things that make a difference

  • MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field
  • Experience with various thermal, shock, vibration, and ingress protection techniques and able to apply them to electronics modules and enclosure packaging
  • Experience with GD&T standards
  • Knowledge  mechanical design of electronics PCB, module packaging and cabling
  • Experience 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

This position is located in our San Diego headquarters.

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