Prototyper

San Francisco
Hardware Team
Full-time/Part-time

About Momentum Machines:
Founded in 2009 and located in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, Momentum Machines is a small collective of food lovers and engineers with decades of robotics and restaurant experience. In the past five-plus years, we’ve solved many difficult engineering and manufacturing challenges, helped each other grow, and built some interesting intellectual property.

Our first device makes gourmet burgers from scratch. Not only do we literally grind the meat to order, we also slice tomatoes, onions, pickles, and a brioche roll fresh for you. Accented by an infinitely personalizable variety of produce, seasonings, and sauces, you can get exactly what you’re craving.

Serving a burger this great at such affordable prices would be impossible without culinary automation. We’re building an engineering-focused group of analytic and creative individuals. The team consists of roboticists from institutions including Berkeley and Stanford and firms like Tesla and NASA. Our culinary team contains veterans of  Chez Panisse and Fat Duck. Our advisors include experts across fields like engineering, culinary, design, intellectual property, and even a NRN Restaurant Operator of the Year Award winner. Additionally, we’re further advised and supported by some of the top investors in the Silicon Valley.


About the Team That’s Hiring:
We are the team that machines, assembles, fabricates, and sometimes bangs together the autonomous burger-making device. We’re machinists, fabricators, assemblers, prototypers with automotive, aviation, and biomedical backgrounds.

You are:

    • Self driven: You don’t rely on others to get you motivated to get things done. You’re driven to do things to the best of your ability in a timely manner. Problem solving and thinking outside the box are qualities you possess.
    • Learning focused: You have a desire to learn new things. You’re always looking to improve the quality of your work through learning new fabrication methods and skills.
    • Capable with electronics: You know Ohms law and ESD procedures. You might be able to crimp some wires, and you definitely won’t fry a board by connecting the wrong leads.
    • Mechanically inclined: You’re able to build things both big and small. You have attention to detail especially when working on fragile or complex assemblies.
    • A team player: You are a contributing member of the team. You are willing to put in the extra time required to get the project done. You are also receptive to feedback from others.

You will:

    • Build assemblies from prints: Combine machined parts, fasteners, electronics and a little magic to make the machine come alive.
    • Make parts from prints: Use the lathe, waterjet, welder or other methods to create parts from 3D models and prints. Don’t know how to use one of these? That’s okay, we can help you take classes.
    • Give feedback on designs: Our engineers are working hard to create new components, but they need your expertise and feedback on the best ways to make stuff.
    • Learn new skills: We mentioned classes right? Take it upon yourself to be the most productive you can be.

To apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter that tells us why you care about what we do and why you’d be a great fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We do strongly prefer working with awesome people.