Senior Mechanical Engineer - (Mechanisms, Structures & Electrical-Mechanical Systems Design)
Job Type: Full-Time

As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Wavemaker Labs, your core application experience and capability in electrical-mechanical systems design and controls will allow you to shine. You will work with our talented team to accelerate product development.

  • Commit to desired outcomes …define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously
  • Challenge assumptions …to ensure great outcomes
  • Prudent optimism …glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions
  • No egos, no jerks …no joke

  • Responsibilities/Outcomes Focus: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or other relevant educational background and mastery in the following:
    • Research and key component selection including sensors, actuators, controllers and any other relevant components
    • Implement workable structures and kinematics design architectures
    • Prepare weight budgets and margin of safety analysis based on carefully defined use cases
    • Mechanical packaging of components with an eye for efficiency and design elegance
    • CAD design of mechanical systems guided by load and duty-cycle analysis, kinematics studies and manufacturability
    • Prepare detailed drawings of parts and assemblies using GD&T ready for manufacturing
    • Compile data, prepare trade studies and present information in written and verbal form
    • Develop mechanical system budgets including estimating labor, material, and any other relevant costs
  • Lead technical teams in the following:
    • Ideation of electrical-mechanical systems architecture, mechanism and structural mechanical systems
    • Development of test plans and executing hardware integration, testing, debug and validation
    • Development of mechanical systems that meet use-case, technical, operational, manufacturing, cost and schedule requirements
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills to levels above, below and in-line
  • In-depth robot/automation hardware design experience with both system-level thinking and component-level development
  • Experience with FEA, and/or CFD and/or surfacing
  • Experience using composites, and understanding and application of properties of materials
  • Experience (physically) building and maintaining complex mechanical systems
  • Keen ability to identify and foresee technical risk, and engineering mindset of addressing risks early

Preferred Additional Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Masters (or equivalent)
  • 8+ or more years of industrial experience successfully developing real robotic/automation systems
  • Experience using Simulink and writing high-level controls and state-machine firmware
  • Experience developing high-voltage battery systems

Wavemaker Labs is a product development and business incubator. We are a diverse team of innovators, builders and entrepreneurs, developing advanced technologies for practical use in robotics, automation and mobility… to name a few.

This is a full time position

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