Mechanical Engineering (full-time)
- Goal: Improve robot’s durability, safety, efficiency, and usability with a variety of projects
- Identify problems, solve them, design solutions, build them, test them, repeat.
- Work independently but tackle big challenges with collaboration
- Convert projects into weekly goals and produce progress every week
- Mix of office research & design with hands-on build and testing.
Examples of Potential Projects:
- Lighter, more durable soil extraction arm
- Soil conveyance - comparing pneumatic vs mechanical & optimizing
- Lighter, faster packager gripper system
- Robot enclosure & weatherproofing
- Design for operator ergonomics
- New and custom soil sampling robot vehicle
- Great communicator, problem definer and solver, core values fit
- Breakdown problems with physics, trig, calculus & algebra
- Test design & execution, sometimes in the outdoor elements
- Data analysis & presentation in a modern tool (excel, matlab, sheets etc)
- Modeling: 3D CAD, 2D Fabrication drawings (with tolerancing)
- Layout/Machine Design: assemblies, interferences, configurations
- Wiring Design: routing, harness, termination, mounting
- Simulation: static and dynamic FEA analysis
- Design for Mfg. & Maintenance: easy to build & maintain
- Design for Ruggedization: vibration- & water/weather-proofing
- Fabrication: Willing (if not able) to build things in the shop - welding, cutting, wrenching
- Projects: Robotics/machine design, rugged design, vehicular design, packaging
- Systems: pneumatic, electrical/control, hydraulic systems, linear motion systems
- Materials: steel, aluminum, weldments, 3d-printed plastics
- Electrical Schematic Design, Low level programming (Ladder Logic, PID)
Start Date & Location
- Start in May 2020
- Willing to work in Wolcott, IN / Lafayette, Indiana area
Compensation / Benefits
- Full-Time Salary (based on market, experience, & skill)
- PTO - Flexible Vacation Plan (Self-managed as long as you get your work done)
- Work with exciting Ag-technology for a purpose.
- Work with an amazing, quickly growing team.
- Challenge yourself to grow in many different areas.