Robotics Research Engineer
Disputanta, VA

About $65,000 - $83,000 a year

The Robotics Research Engineer will work with research management and research team members to develop and execute research projects with industrial partners to apply advanced robotics, vision, and other new technologies to advanced manufacturing challenges.

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
3+ years relevant experience
This position requires access to technology or intellectual property that is subject to export control requirements. Candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license
Skills Needed

Perform research in advanced robotics, including working with such technologies as industrial robotic arms, remote & tele-operated robotics, cooperative robotics, AR/VR & HCI for robotic processes and technologies, vision, etc. Support ongoing research projects through contributions in the relevant technical fields.
Work with customers to develop research project ideas, scope, execution plans, and proposals
Support research project development and execution, including developing customer collaboration through strong communication & interaction, risk management, performance excellence, results delivery, project resourcing, etc.
Provide mentorship for less experienced research engineers, GRAs, and interns
Support CCAM growth as needed through member recruiting, technical capability acquisition, staff recruiting, etc.
Contribute to a strong team-oriented, constructive work environment that leverages the skills, capabilities, experience, and capacity of all CCAM team members to benefit CCAM, CCAM customers, and external partners.
Individual Traits Key to Success at CCAM

Approaches work with a collaborative, team-first mentality; positive, proactive, with a can-do attitude
Genuine enthusiasm for the application of research to manufacturing processes
Excels at problem definition; able to work effectively with open ended or ambiguous problems and/or applications
Self-driven and results-oriented, with a clear focus on high quality work performance
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, conveys ideas at both technical and non-technical levels; must be a good listener
Responsible and accountable; able to manage time, cost, and quality to meet project goals
Eager to gain new experience and learn new skills
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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