Mechanical Engineer, Manufacturing Test and Controls
Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? We apply advances in robotics and software to solve real-world problems that delight our customers' experiences in ways we can't even imagine yet.
Amazon Robotics is located in the greater Boston area, the epicenter of robotics innovation. Our diverse team of engineers come from all over the world to design, test, and build our dynamic fleet of robots and mechatronic systems. Having our offices, labs, test floors, and factories all co-located means that we can design the hardware, write the code, test, build, and watch it all come to life. This allows us to innovate quickly and on limitless ideas. Current advancements are underway in autonomous movement and mobility, artificial intelligence and machine learning, manipulation, simulation, robotic management software, predictive analytics, and much more.
The Robotics Manufacturing and Technical Operations (RMTO) organization oversees the manufacturing of high-quality robotics and gets the right materials to the right place at the right time to enable our automated solutions. It’s a fast-paced operation that works cross-functionally with teams across Amazon globally and is driven by data and performance indicators.
As a Mechanical Engineer on the Manufacturing Test and Controls team, you will develop automated test and manufacturing solutions for a wide array of robotic systems, ranging from simple tools to highly complex electro-mechanical assemblies. You will work in a fast paced, ambiguous, startup-like environment with a desire to think big and scale designs to meet the growing demand of our manufacturing partners. You will work with a cross-functional team to effectively improve the quality, accuracy, and speed of manufacturing processes.
Key job responsibilities
* Support and foster a culture of inclusion.
* Develop within a cross-functional team to execute prototype and product designs.
* Own requirements definition, design, and development for mechanical components of test equipment that tests printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs), sensing technology, electro-mechanical sub-assemblies, and robotic systems.
* Create design risk assessment documents to ensure designs are safe for operator usage.
* Understand functional specifications, design verification plans, and functional test procedures.
* Work with project overseers and test developers to estimate schedules and budgets.
* Partner with 3rd party designers and manufacturers to accomplish project goals.
* Create presentations and whitepapers to communicate ideas, concepts, and designs to senior team members.
* Document new and updated designs via Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) including a Bill of Materials (BOM).
* Verify and validate prototype designs of large test equipment.
* Gather feedback from technicians and operators to improve designs and processes.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
North Reading, MA, USA
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent and 4+ years of relevant work experience.
- Experience scoping, designing, and analyzing mechanical & electro-mechanical systems.
- Practical knowledge of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).
- SolidWorks or similar CAD experience and understanding of best practices for part design, advanced assemblies, complex configuration management, and drawings.
- Experience creating proof-of-concept parts and prototypes utilizing machining, sheet metal, weldments, and additive manufacturing methods. Hands-on prototyping skills and experience to support rapid development cycles.
- Proficiency with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and engineering change management.
- Knowledge of SolidWorks simulation or Ansys Finite Element analysis tools
- Master's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
- 6+ years of relevant work experience.
- Ability to write and create clear, concise technical documents and drawings.
- Problem solving skills, including knowledge of 8D, Six Sigma, DOE, or similar disciplines.
- Demonstrated mentoring skills working with junior engineers.
- Proficiency documenting designs in accordance with ANSI Y-14.5.
- Knowledge of volume manufacturing.
- Experience designing and troubleshooting complex mechanical, electro-mechanical, or pneumatic systems.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.