[robotics-worldwide] mechanical engineer opening

Brooke Layton blayton at ihmc.us
Thu Feb 17 12:08:29 PST 2011

Mechanical Design Engineer

Starting Date: March 15, 2011, depending on applicant’s availability.

Location: Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, FL

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Ideal Candidate: Mechanical/biomechanical/mechatronic engineer with 3 years of experience designing robotic systems. Experience with biomechanics and biomechanical systems is a plus.  Experience with composite materials and rapid prototyping a plus. Candidate must have experience with a parametric solid modeling software, such as SolidWorks or ProE, and performing finite element analysis within one of these CAD packages. Must have experience creating mechanical manufacturing drawings. Must have knowledge of basic mechatronic principles, including motors, encoders, and sensors. A strong candidate will have object oriented programing experience, especially Java, and knowledge of feedback controls. Must have good communication and documentation skills, and thrive in both a team and individual environment.

Minimum requirements for the successful candidate:

·      Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar field

·      3 years of experience designing robotic systems or advanced degree in related field

·      Authorized to work in the United States

Job Description: Design next generation robotic orthosis (exoskeleton) for paraplegic mobility assistance. Perform mechanical design and design analysis, work on a team designing the robot/exoskeleton, create manufacturing drawings, interface with machine shops, specify and order parts, and assist in assembly and operation. In addition, assist in writing control software and evaluating the robot and/or exoskeleton. Salary is negotiable.

To Apply: Email to robotjobs at ihmc.us the following:

a) Resume

b) Examples of your work. Preferably provide a web link to your designs showing pictures, computer models of the design, and mechanical drawings.

c) Cover letter detailing your experience and interest and how it relates to designing robotic exoskeletons. This cover letter with specific reference to this position and work project examples are required to be considered.


Applications without these three items will not be considered.


IHMC is an AA/EEO Employer.

Brooke Layton

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