Lead Mechanical Engineer, NREC

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

## Description

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for a Lead Mechanical Engineer.


*This position involves:*

* Applying complex and diverse engineering work requiring depth and breadth of technical knowledge, experience in systems engineering, and leadership

* Planning, designing, and implementing engineering projects

* Developing, assessing, and tracking requirements through practical system development approaches

* Leading large-scale design and prototyping of complex electromechanical systems and robotics

* Leading in-depth analysis and simulation efforts

* Leading the design and execution of experiments and field tests

* Leading teams of engineers and mentoring junior engineers

* Engaging with and managing industrial and government sponsors.

**Why NREC?**

You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.


*Have an Impact!*

* Remove waste from farming = more food (_link_)

* Make industrial processes environmentally friendly (_link_)

* Make hazardous jobs safer (_link_)

* Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing (_link_)

* Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals (_link_)


*Take Control of Your Career!*

* Select the career pathway that interests you

* Influence the direction of projects

* Supportive of a non-standard schedule

* Maintain work/life balance

* Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands

NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it_ Robotics Row_; others call it_ Roboburgh_. Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!


*Join the best robotics R&D group*

Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

NREC has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.

NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.



**_Your primary responsibilities include:_**

* Lead the development of complex mechanical systems and robotics.

* Conceptualize, develop, analyze, and synthesize mechanical solutions to automation and robotization applications

* Develop CAD models of mechanical assemblies for prototyping and manufacturing

* Lead, guide, and engage with engineering teams in the design, analysis, engineering, testing, and validation of advanced mechanical systems and robotics

* Manage the relationship with commercial and US government customers


**_Required Qualifications:_**

* Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering plus 5 or more years design process experience or

* Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineeringplus 10 or more years design process experience

* Effective problem solving, organizational, planning, project management, public speaking and analytical skills

* Some technical writing experience required

* Demonstrated leadership skills

* CAD design software experience (SolidWorks preferred)

* Valid driver's license

* Successful background check


*We especially want to hear from you if you have experience or qualifications in ANY of the following areas:*

* Experience with SolidWorks CAD software

* Experience with Finite Element Analysis Software

*Opportunities people at NREC have seized:*

As a member of NREC, you have the opportunity to take control of your career. People in similar roles have shaped their careers to suit their interests and their needs.

* Becoming an in-depth expert in a technical area

* Leading projects and fostering client relationships

* Receiving mentoring from senior engineers and robotics experts

* Mentoring junior engineers

* Taking courses at Carnegie Mellon

* Staying connected with academic and recreational activities at Carnegie Mellon

* Transitioned into a robotics, program management, technical lead, or software architecture roles

* Performing consulting during off time

* Outreach to K-12 and college-level students

At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community.

****Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.****

*Job Function:* Engineering

*Primary Location:* United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

*Req ID:* 2013348

*Time Type:* Full Time

*Minimum Education Level:* Master's Degree

*Preferred Education Level:* Doctorate or equivalent

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