Senior Mechanical Engineer, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)-2013411
The National Robotics Engineering Center is seeking a qualified Senior Mechanical Engineer. Candidate must have experience developing electro/mechanical products from research concepts to commercial product prototypes. Abilities should include: CAD design, Finite Element Analysis experience and mechanical assembly. The job of Senior Mechanical Engineer requires formal engineering education or training, superior problem solving skills, and independent decision-making ability. Responsibilities include designing and building mechanical systems in a team setting. The engineer develops these products from research idea to commercial product prototype. The engineer is also required to work with representatives from industrial partner organizations to refine prototype designs to the exact industrial needs.
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row ; others call it Roboburgh . Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Designing, developing, and analyzing mechanical and electromechanical systems for robots and industrial automation
Developing CAD models and drawings of mechanical assemblies
Assembling and testing mechanisms
Working with cross functional teams to develop design requirements
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 3 or more years design process experience or
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 7 or more years design process experience
Proven track record of developing complex mechanical systems
Effective organizational, planning, project management, public speaking and analytical skills required
Some technical writing experience required
Independent judgment and problem-solving abilities
3D modeling experience required (Solidworks preferred)
We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:
Experience with structural design and analysis for large structures
Opportunities people at NREC have seized:
As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.
Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area
Leading projects and fostering client relationships
Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts
Mentoring junior engineers
Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon
Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon
Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles
Performing consulting during off time
Outreach to K-12 and college-level students
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: http://nrec.cmu.edu
Job Function: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2013411
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.