Mechanical Lead Engineer @ Robotics Farming Tech Company

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Direct Hire
Dec 15, 2017
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IPS is looking for a Mechanical Lead Engineer at a Robotics, IoT, and data analytics technology company here in Pittsburgh! 

The mission

We are developing unique, patented technology solutions for a fully autonomous, controlled indoor agricultural environment. Our implementation combines a fleet of physical robots and IoT-enabled devices to provide a complete, cloud-managed farm. We produce significant yields compared to traditional farms while using 95% less water, avoiding top-soil degradation, and reducing runoff pollution. Our in store brand, Pure Sky Farms, sells truly local, fresh, pesticide-free produce to supermarkets, such as Whole Foods and Giant Eagle, regional distributors, and select restaurants. In summary, our smart indoor farms deliver perfect, pure produce no matter the season or location.

The role

RoBotany is seeking a candidate to help lead the development of hardware solutions for an indoor autonomous farming environment. You will plan, coordinate, and execute on product initiatives in a clear and timely fashion while following best practices found in lean design engineering.

You have at least an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in a design, implementation, and DfX capacity for 5+ years. You enjoy knowing how things are made, are used to prototyping your designs in a shop, and have experience in mass manufacturing various components.

Our client is a high-growth venture-backed startup. This is an opportunity to have substantive impact on a massive project. This is a full-time position that includes competitive pay, stock options, and benefits.

About the team

Our founding team of four members have graduate degrees spanning mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as business and finance. You will work directly with us and our tight-knit, cross-functional engineering team of fewer than 12 members. This is a great opportunity to apply industry knowledge in an emerging space and make an impact on the world.

You’re one of the best at

  • Architecture and development experience with both small/simple and large/complex projects
  • Comfortable with both rapid prototyping and thorough, reliability engineering
  • DfX, verification, and validation strategies
  • Industry best practices, documentation, and control
  • Skill at interpreting high-level initiatives, architectures, and vision into discrete, actionable tasks as an expert in your domain
  • Structural analysis and FEA analysis

You may also be

  • Proficient in a CAD software
  • A licensed Professional Engineer
  • A visual thinker
Warm wishes, 

CEO & Talent Partner