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Mechanical Engineer

The National Robotics Engineering Center is seeking a dynamic mechanical engineer to contribute to the design of groundbreaking robotics systems.

The candidate will contribute to robot design, fabrication, assembly, and testing with a solid application of mechanical engineering principles and practice. As an institution working on robotics systems, a successful candidate will keep an open mind to problem solving and reaching solutions with an interdisciplinary team. Candidates should be eager to immerse themselves in challenges and be willing to learn and apply new domain specific knowledge.

  • Perform research, design, develop, and test electromechanical systems for robotic applications
  • Apply engineering design process from conceptualization to prototype development and validation
  • Perform modeling, analysis, and simulation of electromechanical systems
  • Develop CAD models and drawings of electromechanical assemblies and systems
  • Perform light fabrication, subsystem assembly, and integration of subsystems
  • Formulate and perform electromechanical system tests
  • Document analyses, design, and build test reports
  • Travel to support field experiments and off-site test programs
  • Interact with and present to customers and work with subcontractors and vendors of technology
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of related experience in engineering
  • Experience in developing mechanical systems
  • Effective organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • Independent judgment and problem-solving abilities
  • 3D modeling experience (SolidWorks preferred)

We especially want to hear from you if you have: 

  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS and/or SolidWorks Simulation
  • Experience with manufacturing using modern methods including CNC mill and lathe, laser cutters, and 3D printers
  • Experience specifying/selecting electrical components (motors, sensors, etc) for robotic systems
  • Knowledge of electrical circuit design
  • Experience with programming for prototype development (Python, Arduino, etc.)

Interested in this Opportunity?

Job ID: 2021930


Join our talented team at NREC where you will have a direct impact on operations and meaningful projects as you collaborate with experts and build your career helping solve industrial and government challenges and deploy technology to real world operations. 

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