Mechanical Engineer

| East Bay
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Vicarious aims to transform robotics by creating robots with human level performance on real-world manipulation tasks. We are passionate about changing the world with science and software, and we are looking for exceptional people to join us in that mission. 

In this role, you will be responsible for the mechanical design of custom products from concept to production release. These designs will support robotic applications which include the integration of external systems, end-effector design, overall system-level design, and supporting subsystems. You will work closely with electrical, mechanical, controls, system integration, manufacturing and SW teams to create and test proof-of-concept prototypes, development units, and complete production-ready assemblies on schedule and within budget.

What you'll do

  • Mechanical design of the prototype, custom, and product assemblies

  • Support design workflow from concept to production

  • Generate complete design packages and documentation

  • Lead Engineering Change order process

  • Support fabrication and assembly of new designs as required

  • Participate in engineering build and validation cycles

  • Identify ways that hardware can improve the robustness and generality of robotic solutions


Who you are

  • Earned a B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • Have at least 5 years of detailed mechanical CAD drafting and design experience

  • Experienced with electro-mechanical and dynamic assemblies

  • Knowledgeable of best practices for part tolerance and dimensioning (GD&T)

  • Understanding of fabrication and assembly processes
  • Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Able to think outside the box and bring innovative ideas for new products

  • Highly motivated and self-reliant

  • Work well in a dynamic environment as a team player

  • Great communicator, both written and verbal


Nice to haves

  • Autodesk Inventor experience

  • Familiar with the risk assessment process

  • Experience with product development and PLM systems

  • Robotics experience/exposure

  • Proficiency in creating detailed schematics in CAD (AutoCAD preferred)

  • Exposure to a wide variety of production machinery, industrial sensors, and equipment (LVDT, dispense systems, temperature controllers, etc)

  • Experience designing and programming robots arms is highly desired (UR, Kuka, etc)

  • Experience with Vision systems (Cognex, Keyence, Fanuc)

  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment is highly desired

  • Experience transitioning products and processes from prototype to production


 

Vicarious is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to fair hiring practices and a welcoming working environment. All candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity or expression, medical condition, or socioeconomic status. We value our differences and we’re excited to learn what you can add to our team.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • TorchFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases

Location

We're located next to the Union City BART station and within a 5 minute walk to local parks, cafes, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Vicarious

What projects are you most excited about?

We’re focused on building a robotics software platform with unprecedented robustness and reconfigurability for a wide range of tasks. It’s always exciting to make robots succeed on new and challenging tasks, and the opportunities to develop cutting-edge robot behaviors at Vicarious are ever-expanding.

Ken

Research

What are some things you learned at the company?

It is more than okay to not know everything involved with the company. Every day, I get to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry. These team members are always willing to talk about what they are working on and why they are passionate about it. That openness allows me to feel connected to many aspects of Vicarious and to the team.

Alex

IT

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned that some key ingredients for success are: work on what you believe is important, have fun with it, pay attention to details, and embrace change.

Eyrun

Research

What are Vicarious Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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