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Senior Mechanical Engineer

RISE Robotics

RISE Robotics

Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2023

About RISE Robotics

Founded in 2011 by graduates of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rhode Island School of Design, RISE Robotics is a high-growth technology company backed by The Engine, a Tough Tech venture capital fund built by MIT, Greentown Labs, and Techstars. RISE Robotics is leading the way to Zero Emission heavy machinery by providing the world's most efficient and productive alternative to hydraulics.

Role & Opportunity

At this pivotal point in company growth, RISE is looking for a passionate and team-oriented Senior Mechanical Engineer to join us in shaping the future of heavy duty linear actuation and heavy machinery. Your end-to-end engagement will include product development from concept through detailed design and prototype testing to progress new projects through the engineering lifecycle. You will play a key role in launching the next generation RISE hardware, from demonstration proof of concepts through product design.

In This Role You Will:

  • Develop proof of concept demonstration systems from requirements definition, concept design, engineering, analysis, through prototype testing and product demonstration stages prior to detailed engineering handoff
  • Progress mechanical systems through design gates via trade off studies, analysis, and design reviews
  • Direct activities to solve complex design and manufacturing challenges; support cost reduction and yield improvement efforts; and invent and commercialize new technologies
  • Plan and perform statistical analyses to characterize process and design interactions
  • Generate best practices guidelines and documentation to enable efficiencies in future hardware development and launch activities
  • Drive clear and accurate communications and recommendations to peers and senior management by distilling complex technical challenges, outlining options, and providing supporting data
  • Travel to domestic OEM partners, with small potential for overseas travel

Ideally You Have:

  • 5+ years experience as either a Mechanical Design Engineer or similar role, directly contributing to R&D or Product Development involving complex, electro-mechanical system development and integration
  • Proven technical aptitude and experience with electro-mechanical design and related manufacturing processes that might include: complex mechanical assemblies; rotating machinery; tolerance studies; design for assembly / manufacturing; EE and ME component and material selection; FMEA; design for life
  • Experience with fabrication processes, such as metal forming & CNC, injection molding, adhesives, composites, and complex mechanisms
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 GD&T
  • Proficiency with 3D design tools like SolidWorks and other CAD suites; knowledge about CAD design best practices, such as master modeling vs incontext design, etc. (SolidWorks knowledge is a plus but not required if demonstrated an ability for rapid software onboarding)
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with FEA analysis and verification of results
  • Proven troubleshooting skills and structured problem-solving approach
  • Experience leveraging manufacturing data to identify design and assembly issues and subsequently drive continuous quality
  • Working knowledge of bearings, linear guides, electric motors and drive train and rotating machinery component selection
  • Some programming experience in Python, MATLAB, LabView or other data acquisition and testing experience
  • Understanding of FEA for linear and nonlinear materials and experience with exploring the design space via parameter optimization
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a dynamic, high tech, startup environment
  • Experience with lifecycle testing
  • Hands-on experience with CNC, mills, lathes, drill presses, etc
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Competitive compensation package, including equity options
  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy (RISE pays 70% of the premium)
  • 401(k) program
  • Twenty days PTO and ten office holidays
  • Flexible/hybrid work options
  • Weekly lunches and company outings (holiday parties, milestone celebrations)
  • Free parking/T accessible
  • Located in Union Square
RISE Robotics is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.