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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Berkshire Grey

Berkshire Grey

Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work directly as a member of a new product development team, applying their mechanical expertise to deliver a novel, integrated system to solve immediate customer challenges. They will at times work independently on pieces of systems, with a team of other mechanical engineers, or with other engineering disciplines to ensure a cohesive system design. The candidate must be capable of a great deal of autonomy with respect to designing, fabricating, and testing new designs, as well as launching new products into production and supporting systems fielded at customer sites. We expect our team members to take poorly or partially understood problems and develop pragmatic solutions quickly and independently.


· Internalize the notion of ownership, display the qualities of a self-starter and proactive problem solve on a crossdisciplinary product team to advance designs from conceptualization to customer acceptance.

· Deeply understand existing customer operational needs and constraints to define sub-system requirements.

· Design practical solutions both quickly and carefully, independently preempting issues of manufacturability and future maintenance.

· Design and execute tests to disambiguate between candidate solutions, find the best approach, and convince the team of your conclusion.

· Transform tested conceptual solutions into robust product designs in coordination with engineering operations, the customer and contract manufacturers

· Design and release components and systems using SolidWorks.

· Develop production and support documentation including bills of material (BOMs), assembly drawings, and maintenance instructions.

· Hands-on prototyping, utilizing shop tools and equipment to quickly iterate ideas and solutions.

· Travel to suppliers and customers as necessary to support build and installation of system.

· Work with suppliers, machinists, contract manufacturers, and shippers to guarantee on-time delivery and deployment for fully assembled, functional, and tested electromechanical systems to customer facilities.

· Perform test and verification of prototype systems.

· Perform system design analyses, including reliability, design-for-manufacture, design-for-assembly, cost-takeout, etc.

Desired Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Bachelor’s or Master’s in Mechanical Engineering

· Five or more years of related work experience, preferably advancing designs from initial concept through initial production.

· Significant experience using 3D CAD, preferably SolidWorks - including 2D drawings, simulations, and PDM

· Experience designing motion control systems with sensor, actuators and complex mechanisms

· Experience designing systems that are used in industrial settings

· Experience with structural and vibration analyses

· A working knowledge of ASME drafting standards including GD&T(Y14.5-2009)

· A working knowledge of DFM/A, Six Sigma, and statistical tolerance analysis

· A working knowledge of failure avoidance methods including DFMEA/PFMEA and fault tree analysis

· Able to work with customers and contract manufacturers

· Able to set aggressive but feasible schedules/milestones for your own work, and achieve them.

· Able to think strategically about risk; design, manufacturing, reliability, and mitigations thereof.

· High level of technical writing proficiency (specs, test plans, reports, white papers, etc.)

· Ability to handle some minimal electrical design (cable harnesses, wiring diagrams, grounding strategies, etc.) is a plus.


Will travel be required? If Yes, what % of time: up to 25%