Senior Mechanical Engineer

Carnegie Robotics builds custom robotics systems for government and industry.  We also manufacture and sell rugged robotics components that allow other organizations to develop their own robots.  We’re small enough to have many of the benefits of working for a startup, but we have a very broad customer base, making us more stable and recession-proof than most organizations our size.  We are developing and deploying cutting edge technology in robotics, perception, and machine learning.  Many of our development efforts go on to have real-world impact in robots that clean floors, find land mines, enable the development efforts of other organizations, and much more.  This is challenging, exciting work, and we are committed to building the company culture and diverse team that will allow our continued success

We are seeking creative, energetic and motivated Mechanical Engineers with strong hands-on product development skills to work on a variety of interesting and challenging robotic perception and mobility projects. This position provides the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary teams of software, system and electrical engineers as well as technicians and company executives. You will support customer interactions and work to develop engineering specifications to meet customer requirements. As Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will also be the mentor and technical inspiration for the Mechanical Engineering Department. The ideal applicant for this position has the ability and desire to create components in electromechanical and electro-optical systems.

Due to the nature of some of our work, all applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents to be considered.


  • Act as mechanical design lead on multiple projects

  • Develop conceptual and detailed designs of advanced sensors and autonomous robot

  • Apply analysis tools and hand calculations to improve designs and inform test methods

  • Vigorously test complex electro-mechanical and electro-optical systems and support their implementation in a production environment

  • Help realize customer goals by collaborating with other engineers and utilizing technician support

  • Prepare product reports and presentations as needed

  • Mentor others in mechanical engineering department


  • Product design background, including design work that integrates mechanisms and electronics

  • Experience working with Software and Electrical Engineers to design, develop, and test products

  • Solid background in engineering analysis including bearing life, motor loads, material selection, static and dynamic load cases

  • Experience with environmental sealing, anti-corrosive measures, painting and coatings          

  • Experience conducting COTS trade studies and make-versus-buy decisions

  • Strong working knowledge of at least one 3D CAD package (Solidworks preferred)

  • Familiarity with part inspection and measurements, GD&T drawings, and BOM management

  • Understanding of modelling a variety of load cases in FEA and interpreting results

  • Apply thermal analysis hand calculations and simulations when necessary

  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language

  • Experience releasing products to a production group or contract manufacturer

  • Ability to convey technical details to customers and communicate customer needs to your technical team

Selected benefits:

  • Relocation Assistance

  • High quality health/dental/vision insurance with flexible spending plan or HAS

  • Flexible schedule

  • 24 paid holidays and 15 sick and vacation days

  • Premium pay if required to work 50 hours in a given week

  • 401k plan with employer match

  • Free daily catered lunch

  • Paid time off to compensate for company travel

Application Process:

Be prepared to include the following materials:

  • Resume

  • Short statement as to why you think you have what is needed for this position.

  • Two current references (including email, phone and basis for reference).

  • Annotated Portfolio

Please apply via at the following link:

Carnegie Robotics is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes applications from all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable laws and Carnegie Robotics’ employment policies.