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Senior Mechanical Engineer, Processing Systems 155 views

Santa Clara, CA

About Us
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 
  • Nice-To-Haves:
  • 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
  • 401K
  • 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.

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    • Company Address 955 Terminal Way, San Carlos, CA, USA
    • City San Carlos
    • Location California
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