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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Fox Robotics

Fox Robotics

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Fox Robotics is at the bleeding edge of warehouse automation, with a focus on autonomous forklifts. As the leader in this space, Fox has clear product market fit and is scaling fast, with plans to rapidly grow from 100 employees to nearly ~160+ this year alone. With this growth, employees have a once-in-a-career opportunity to learn, all while working as part of a mission-driven team focused on making robots that work.

What you’ll do:

  • Design mechanical and mechatronic systems for industrial robotics applications.
  • Analyze mechanisms and components for strength, reliability, and environmental loading.
  • Support cost-down initiatives
  • Work with and possibly direct interdisciplinary teams including electrical, systems, and safety to assist in the definition of mechanical design requirements. Be responsible for or assist with the successful management of engineering programs as they relate to cost, quality, safety, timing and customer satisfaction
  • Manage subsystem and component level design requirements through cross functional collaboration.
  • Conduct and participate in the design meetings/reviews, machine debug, power-up, and machine validation and testing with the appropriate functional teams.
  • Create and manage highly detailed and functional 3D models and detailed drawings.
  • Optimize designs via analytical, numerical and/or empirical assessments.
  • Be responsible for the creation, development and release of component and system specifications and documentation, including ECO creation for releasing all product documentation to the PLM system.
  • Be responsible for the creation of component and subsystem design verification plans and test methods, as well as actual testing.
  • Interface with manufacturing groups and suppliers for ensuring feasibility and manufacturability of all designs.

What you’ll need:

  • 5-8 years minimum of professional experience
  • B.S or in Mechanical Engineering or related subject, or equivalent experience and exceptional ability
  • Demonstrate excellent solid modeling skills & capability, Solidworks preferred.
  • Detailed working knowledge of industrial automation components such as, sensors, motors & drives, robots, power trains, general machine design, technical drawing preparation, various manufacturing techniques, knowledge of materials and general fabrication techniques.
  • Experienced working in a cross functional team environment, including both technical and non-technical interaction.
  • Innately familiar with the design for any or all the following production processes: machining, sheet metal, and weldments.
  • Strong experience with sheet metal manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Well versed in FEA (Finite Element Analysis)

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Solidworks
  • Master's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • Experience with wire harnesses, shock/vibration
  • Compliance within testing and materials
  • Robotics experience
  • Startup experience

Benefits and perks:

  • A once in a career opportunity to build, alongside colleagues who deeply care (plus robots that aren’t bad, either!)
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous healthcare options
  • 401k match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Other perks that connect us, including lunch on Fridays, team building activities, and more!

More About Fox Robotics

We make robots that work.

We envision a world where robots serve as a human multiplier for dull and dangerous work. The warehousing industry sees more than 52,000 cases of injuries every year in the US. Our first product is an automated trailer unloader (forklift) that quickly demonstrates measurable value to our customers by both improving efficiency while also increasing safety.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.