Mechanical Engineer
Robotic Research LLC
Gaithersburg, MD

About $78,000 - $100,000 a year

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If you’re inspired by the possibilities of robotics to change lives and protect our warfighters – join us!

Robotic Research, LLC is currently seeking applications for full-time engineers of all experience levels to work on state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle systems. We offer a fast-paced environment where engineering comes first, and a breadth and depth of skills, knowledge, and interests are highly valued. You will have ample opportunities to get your hands dirty testing what you design in our specialized robotic engineering and test facility.

Robotic Research has been developing cutting-edge software and hardware for autonomous ground, air, and naval robotic systems since 2002. We specialize in developing solutions for DoD, Automotive, Law Enforcement, and First Responder applications. We have a close-knit team devoted to delivering the best robotics technologies to meet and exceed our customers’ needs. Our systems combine advanced control systems, autonomous mobility, perception, and behavior generation software with innovative and sophisticated mechanical and electrical hardware. We have a long history of successful program execution, and have hardware and software on some of the highest visibility DoD ground robotics programs.

Building on our past success with deploying robotic systems for both military and commercial applications, we are currently expanding operations and looking for new team members who want to make meaningful contributions in the field of autonomous systems. If you think you would be a good fit for our team, we would love to hear from you.

Duties Include:
Designing electro-mechanical systems for use on unmanned systems, including actuation, sensors, computers, cabling, and packaging for those items
Performing thermal, structural, and control analysis
Build, assembly, and test of prototype systems
Generating technical data packages, including solid models, detail drawings, interface control documents, and test reports
Supporting the manufacturing and assembly processes
Supporting field tests of robotic systems
Working to integrate components, subsystems, and systems with the Electrical and Software teams
Working with Systems and test engineering teams to generate requirements and test plans
Working with Program managers and lead engineers to establish and manage schedules, costs, and budgets
Writing proposals, white papers, and reports

Required Qualifications:
Familiarity with Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo, or similar solid modeling software
Familiarity with engineering drawing practices

Entry-Level positions require:
B.S. degree (with a minimum 3.0 GPA) in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or a related field

Mid-level positions require:
B.S. degree in an Engineering Discipline
5+ years of mechanical design experience in a field with tightly coupled electrical, mechanical, and software components, such as Robotics, Automation, Medical Technology, or Aerospace.
Experience with designing for many different manufacturing processes, including machining, sheet metal, casting, injection molding, 3D printing.

Senior-level positions require:
B.S. degree in an Engineering Discipline
10+ years of mechanical design experience in in a field with tightly coupled electrical, mechanical, and software components, such as Robotics, Automation, Medical Technology, or Aerospace
Thorough knowledge of designing for many different manufacturing processes, including machining, sheet metal, casting, injection molding, and 3D printing
3+ years acting in a supervisory role

Desired Qualifications:
M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
Experience with designing for many different manufacturing processes, including machining, sheet metal, casting, injection molding, 3D printing.
Experience with Thermal/CFD and Structural Analysis software packages such as ANSYS, ALGOR, or ANSYS Icepak.
Experience with implementing and tuning linear and non-linear motion control systems
Experience with designing electric, hydraulic and pneumatic actuation systems
Experience with Python, LabView, or MATLAB for data collection and analysis
Experience with System and Subsystem Requirement/Specification Generation
Experience with Verification and Validation Test Procedure generation and execution
Familiarity with ISO-26262, MIL-STD-882, or similar safety specifications
Experience with the development of robotic/autonomous systems
Candidate should be a flexible team player with good oral and written communication skills, and able to work effectively in a very fast-paced environment with team members from many different disciplines and backgrounds
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Ability to pass a rigorous background check a must.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.