Mechanical Engineer

Salinas, California
Hardware Engineering
Full-time
At FarmWise, we harness the power of AI to find solutions to combat food production challenges, and help growers thrive in this new farming era. We work hand in hand with growers to understand their constraints, address their priorities, and build products that are changing their lives for good. Join us!

ABOUT THE ROLE 

You will be responsible for the mechanical design of our autonomous robot fleet, prototype new components, and dig into existing mechanical issues. You will work closely with the software and hardware design team to redesign, implement, and iterate on solutions.

ABOUT THE WORK

    • Design and improve the mechanical design of our robots
    • Prototype new components to enhance and hone the capabilities of our robot 
    • Troubleshoot mechanical issues and iterate on solutions
    • Present data/trade-offs to management to facilitate the making of design decisions

ABOUT YOU

    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
    • 2+ years of industry experience
    • Experience working with heavy vehicles or large and complex robotic assemblies
    • Proficient with SolidWorks, or other CAD tools
    • Experience in prototype bring-up, debugging and functional verification
    • Primary technical and design responsibility for all aspects of mechanical assemblies which were successfully produced in moderate to high volume
    • Experience with electric noise filtering, various communication protocols (especially UART, Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C)
    • Experience with one or more of the following: hydraulics, pneumatics, diesel engines
    • Overseen the technical and design responsibility for aspects of electro-mechanical assemblies 

    • Nice to have:
    • Experience with sheet metal tool + CAD software
    • Machine design experience
    • Knowledge of electrical characterization equipment (oscilloscope, spectrum analyzers… etc)

COMPANY PERKS

    • Competitive salary and equity
    • Employer-sponsored health, dental and vision insurance — for you, your spouse and children
    • 401(k) with employer matching
    • Paid holidays and flexible PTO
    • Free catered lunch and plenty of snacks
    • Paid Parental Leave policy
Come work on technology that will change food production forever!