Mechanical Engineer I

Engineering San Diego, California

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Our diverse engineering teams in Software, Hardware Design, and Embedded Systems are creating comprehensive solutions to support the builders of today's autonomous machines in successfully producing, deploying, and supporting commercial robots across industries and applications. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund and Qualcomm Ventures. For more information please visit:

Position Summary:

As a member of the Engineering - Hardware team, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for providing design, implementation, testing, and production of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems for consumer and commercial robotic products. This is a hands-on role that involves working on mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative designs to meet all requirements for performance, reliability, total cost of ownership, serviceability, and manufacturability.
  • Lead design visualization efforts with 3D CAD models to explore multiple design options.
  • Realize industrial design concept sketches into functional and manufacturable designs.
  • Design of plastic and metal mechanical components, mechanisms, and assemblies.
  • Design of user interface and electrical enclosures.
  • Detailed mechanical design using CAD tools (SolidWorks, Creo/Pro-E, etc.).
  • Create engineering package including BOM, assembly trees, parts list, etc.
  • Release and control engineering documentation using ECO processes.
  • Leverage laboratory testing and field-test data to understand and manage design trade-offs.
  • Hold mechanical technical design reviews, risk assessments, FMEA, FEA, Reliability testing, etc.
  • Define qualification, acceptance, and functional testing requirements for mechanical systems.
  • Familiar with hand tools

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent field.
  • 0-2 years of related work experience.
  • Mechanical design and product development activities from concept through production.
  • Ability to take design ownership across the full product development process from conceptual design through production.
  • Experience designing with different plastic forming processes like rotational molding, injection molding, extrusions, vacuum forming, and thermoforming.
  • Experience designing with different metal fabrications processes like sheet metal forming, machining, extrusions, castings, and weldments.
  • Proficiency using CAD tools (SolidWorks preferred), Experience with SolidWorks or Pro-E.
  • Experience with FEA/CFD tools like ANSYS, COMSOL, ABAQUS, etc.
  • Experience desired dealing with various thermal, shock, vibration, and ingress protection techniques and able to apply them to electronics modules and enclosure packaging.
  • Experience with GD&T standards.

Things that Make a Difference:

  • Knowledge desired with mechanical design of electronics PCB, module packaging and cabling.
  • Familiar with working with various agency standards like IEC, UL, ETL, CE, ANSI, MIL and NEMA, etc.
  • Experience in mobile robotics or industrial automation.
  • Professional Engineer Certification or the qualifications and ability to obtain the Professional Engineer Certification.
  • Familiarity with basic command line operation in linux environment.
  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping and 3D printing.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; use of hands to finger and grasp; talk and hear at normal room levels; visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures; push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employees are exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

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