The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University has an open position for a mechanical engineer. The ideal candidate must have experience developing electro-mechanical products from research concepts to commercial product prototypes. Abilities should include: CAD design, Finite Element Analysis experience and mechanical assembly. The job of Mechanical Engineer requires formal engineering education or training, superior problem solving skills, and independent decision-making ability. The engineer would work hand in hand to develop products from research idea to commercial product prototype. The engineer is also required to work with representatives from industrial partner organizations to refine prototype designs to the exact industrial needs.
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
Make industrial processes environmentally friendly
Make hazardous jobs safer
Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing
Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals
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:
Designing, developing, and analyzing mechanical and electromechanical systems for robots and industrial automation.
Developing CAD models and drawings of mechanical assemblies.
Assembling and testing mechanisms.
Working as part of a cross functional teams to develop prototype systems.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Proven track record of developing mechanical systems.
Effective organizational, planning, and analytical skills required.
Some technical writing experience required.
Independent judgment and problem-solving abilities.
3D modeling experience required (Solidworks preferred).
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: Business Operations
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2015518
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.