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Drew Schumacher

President

Troy Fiechter

CEO

PROFILE

Mechanical Engineering (full-time)

Job Description

Role:

  • 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

Desired Profile

Minimum:

  • 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)

Core Skills:

  • 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

Core Experience:

  • 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

Bonus:

  • 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)

Why apply?

  • Work with exciting Ag-technology for a purpose.
  • Work with an amazing, quickly growing team.
  • Challenge yourself to grow in many different areas.

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