Santa Clara, CA
Iron Ox is reimagining the modern farm, utilizing robotics and AI to grow fresh, consistent, and responsibly farmed produce for everyone. Our experienced team of growers, plant scientists, engineers, and innovators are passionate about deeply understanding and developing this new wave of technology to feed an ever-growing population.
Our mission at Iron Ox is dedicated to addressing some of the most significant issues in food security, now and in the future. We’re focused on sustainable, scalable food production for a changing climate and an ever-growing population.
Who we’re looking for:
At Iron Ox, we are automating the entire plant production process. From the development of multiple robot platforms, to our own custom hydroponic, seeding, and harvesting systems- we are taking a system level approach to creating the ideal farm. We are looking for a creative Sr. Mechanical Engineer to join the mobile robots team and architect the next generation of innovative hardware systems. This role will work closely with our software and electrical teams to develop the workhorse of the Iron Ox ecosystem.
What will you do?
Be instrumental in the design and implementation of new AGV hardware systems
Work with internal teams to gather system requirements and define performance specifications
Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to drive critical technology decisions
Generate early stage concepts and mock-ups
Perform detailed system design, analysis and testing
Validate concepts through engineering models and prototypes
Perform mechanical analysis using FEA as well as traditional hand calculations for static and dynamic forces
Specify industrial automation components such as motors, actuators, pneumatics, sensors, and safety systems
Manage manufacturing release and drive outside vendors to deliver high quality products on time
Work closely with the production team and CMs during manufacturing hand-off of new systems and or to enact design changes
Collaborate with the greater team to continually improve our internal processes and maintain a high quality standard in our work
What you bring to the table:
A collegial, no-ego approach to collaboration and working relationships
BS in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
At least 5 years of experience working on a diverse array of mechanical projects
A demonstrated ability to own and drive projects from initial concept through completion with minimal oversight
A history of innovative problem solving and elegant design solutions
Experience in a small team/startup environment, accomplishing big things with minimal resources
Excellent SolidWorks skills with a commitment to best modeling practicesExperienced in FEA (ANSYS, SolidWorks Simulation, etc.)
Experienced in DFM and fabrication with plastics, sheet metal, weldments,and machined components
Experience in the design of mechanisms, linkages, and power transmission systems
Experience manufacturing and prototyping in an array of engineering materials
Ability to clearly illustrate engineering and design concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
General understanding of tolerance analysis and stack up
General understanding of GD&T
Direct experience in the design of electromechanical systems and robotics
Design experience focusing on human interaction and safety
Proficient at hands on metal fabrication (CNC Machining, welding, general shop tools)
Experience designing and integrating industrial automation and motion control systems
Experience with PDM systems and engineering release processes
A commitment to ID vision and an appreciation for the mix of form and function
What We Offer
Iron Ox is a small startup with a big dream. You’ll be a part of a team founded on transparency, creativity, and impact on our mission to feed people
Competitive compensation and meaningful equity package
Medical, vision, and dental insurance
As a condition of employment, all employees must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will reasonably accommodate any applicants who require an accommodation for a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or any other basis required by applicable law, absent undue hardship, or if the individual poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
We are a mission-driven and well-funded startup, backed by the likes of YCombinator, Pathbreaker Ventures, R7, and Crosslink Capital. We are headquartered in San Carlos, CA with our primary production greenhouse facility located in Gilroy, CA, and Lockhart, TX.
Iron Ox is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Please note: Iron Ox does not accept unsolicited resumes from staffing vendors, including recruitment agencies and/or search firms. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Iron Ox employees, or any other company location. Any submittals without a prior signed agreement will become property of Iron Ox.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Iron Ox participates in E-Verify in the United States. Iron Ox will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.