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Principal Mechanical Engineer

in Austin, TX

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    Suite 301, 9601 Dessau Road
    Austin, TX 78754


  • Responsible for the technical leadership of major robotics and automation development projects. Candidate will have technical expertise in electro-mechanical precision machine design with embedded  software and controls .

    • Requirements include capability to complete static, dynamic, vibration, structural and thermal analysis. 
    • Expert with bearing/motion component selection and design.
    • Expertise in selecting motors, sensors and other electrical components used in robotics and automated machinery.
    • Experience specifying SW and Controls requirements is a plus
    • Experience with DFx including reliability and cost
    • Proven capability to plan, manage and lead large development programs/projects.
    • Experience selecting and working with key suppliers and outsource partners.
    • Proven ability to develop new products from concept through production using a stage gate development process.
    • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish aggressive goals. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Strong leadership, organizational, communication, and prioritization skills.
    • Experience with Solid Modeling and Finite Element Analysis and MS Project required. Experience with ProE, Mechanica, Agile and Oracle preferred.

    Required Experience
    BSME (MSME preferred) and 10+ years in robotics or automated machine design including the integration of electronics, firmware and motion control.  Must have demonstrated expertise in engineering fundamentals with 3+ years of project management and leadership experience.

    Experience in semiconductor capital equipment or adjacent markets is preferred.
    Senior Engineer responsible for applications engineering, development of new products/extensions and sustaining engineering on robots used for material handling in semiconductor and adjacent industries. Candidate will have experience with configurable robotics or automated machinery using embedded controls (this is a plus).
    • Applications Engineering
    o Working with marketing, sales and customer on new robot opportunities
    o Determine best products to work within customer requirements
    o Define requirements specifications and develop engineering design specifications
    o Meet with customers on DIW opportunities, issue resolution
    o Occasional travel to customer to review application and opportunity
    • Product Extensions and New Product Development
    o Work with product management to define new product extension requirements per strategic plan and engineering design specifications
    • Continuous Improvement
    o Support and plan work for improving products
    o Use quality data to determine CIP plans
    o Sustaining engineering  - manage part obsolescence and supplier issues
    o Lead cost reduction opportunities
    • Project Engineering
    o Responsible for generating project plans and working with program management on cross functional resources
    o Responsible for determining resource requirements
    o Manage and track engineering tasks

    Required Skills
    • Expertise in application of robotics used for automated material handling.
    • System layout and throughput analysis experience
    • Experience working on teams taking products from concept through production
    • Experience working directly with customers with applications of highly technical and complex products
    • Strong organizational, communication, and prioritization skills.
    • Experience with Solid Modeling and Finite Element Analysis and MS Project required. Experience with ProE, Mechanica, Agile and Oracle preferred.

EOE  M/F/Disabled/VET


Suite 301, 9601 Dessau Road
Austin, TX  78754

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