Robotics Engineer

Hudson, MA

Full Time

About the Role

Are you excited by robotics and invention, revolutionizing the built world, and making a huge positive impact on society, humanity, and how we live?

Building Machines is hiring an experienced Mechanically oriented Robotics Engineer to lead the the design and development of a new class of robotic additive manufacturing technology for the construction industry.

In this role you will be responsible for delivering novel robotic systems from prototype to production. You should be comfortable wearing many hats and expect to be hands-on in architecting, designing, assembling, and literally getting your hands dirty testing in the lab and at customer sites.

As an early employee you’ll have a huge impact on the technology, culture, and the company’s path to success.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • Define and invent technology solutions and contribute to product roadmap. 

  • Design new electromechanical systems using your industry experience and analysis to guide decision making. 

  • Collaborate across disciplines to create efficient solutions that prioritize customers. 

  • Get your hands dirty in both the detailed design of systems and parts as well as building and testing them in the lab.

  • Establish clear and testable requirements from customer and business input.

  • Design and build prototypes using multiple manufacturing methods leveraging both in-house and external fabrication resources. 

  • Test, iterate and refine complex systems from concept to production using structured problem solving techniques. 

  • Support fielded pilot systems as needed. 

  • Make value driven decisions when determining whether to make or buy components. 


Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering

  • 5+ years experience

  • Experience designing systems utilizing custom mechanisms, actuators, and sensors

  • Proficient in CAD/FEA

  • Experience with tolerance analysis using GD&T

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently prioritize multiple projects

  • Basic ability to write code and interface with electronics


Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in firmware, real-time programming,  and ROS

  • Basic electrical design experience

  • Machine shop experience

  • Experience with construction and/or concrete

  • Knowledge of fluid handling systems

  • MS or PhD in ME or related field

About the Company

Building Machines is a venture backed startup bringing automated solutions to construction that will revolutionize the productivity of today's workers. We’re innovating in a centuries old industry that has seen little technological progress in the last century. Our systems improve the efficiency, quality, and price of traditionally cast concrete products by leveraging automation, advanced sensors, ML/AI, and robotics.

Building Machines was founded by former Amazonians, and leveraged and improved upon the Amazon culture, leadership principles, and drive for success. If you thrive on big problems, inventing elegant systems, getting your hands dirty, and delivering systems that change the world, you’ve found the right place.

We’re conveniently located off of 495 and 290 in Hudson MA, home to award winning restaurants and breweries and a contender for “America’s Best Main Street”.

Building Machines is still an early startup but we’re already offering some sweet perks including access to medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401K plan, weekly BBQs, and premium coffee. And you can help determine what comes next!

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