The Automation Team serves to support the development, manufacturing, and installation of hyperloop systems globally. The team specifies, designs, procures, and fabricates a wide variety of automated manufacturing and assembly/installation equipment. The Design Engineer is an integral member of the Automation Team who provides expertise and capability in mechanical engineering to enable the success of departmental projects.

The Automation Design Engineer will be responsible for owning the mechanical aspects of various machinery and tooling projects. These may vary from small R&D tasks to large scale production equipment. The Design Engineer will work with internal customers to define the needs and specifications for their projects. These projects will generally be interdisciplinary, and the engineer will work with other members of the Automation Team (electrical controls, software, and applications engineers) to deliver an integrated and functional solution.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the design of systems, mechanisms, and components for automated machinery and tools
  • Integration of off-the-shelf and custom robotics, actuation, sensors, vision systems
  • CAD and drawing creation, review, and sign-off
  • Technical mentorship & leadership of Design Engineers with the Automation Team
  • Building and testing of prototypes
  • Working with internal customers on manufacturability and process definition
  • Working with interdisciplinary teams on controls and software integration
  • Working with and managing external suppliers
  • Supporting equipment deployment at Hyperloop One facilities and vendor facilities as needed
  • Project quotations and technical project management
  • An experienced engineer with demonstrated talent and capability in mechanical design
  • Possesses a demonstrated track record of successful machine design and tooling projects
  • Carries a strong grasp of engineering physics and mechanical intuition, as well as familiarity with standard manufacturing and fabrication processes
  • An excellent problem solver & written and verbal communicator 
  • Thrives in a high-energy, quick-moving, and interdisciplinary workplace
  • BS or higher in engineering field
  • Strong experience in a mechanical design role, in an industrial automation and/or machine building environment
  • Demonstrated talent and track record in automation and machine design
  • Ability to size and specify actuators, sensors, vision systems, and other automation peripherals
  • Experience using Unigraphics NX, SolidWorks, or equivalent CAD software
  • Mastery of engineering drawings and tolerances
  • Understanding of GD&T, Y14.5M-2009
  • Broad knowledge of materials and fabrication processes
  • Familiarity with controls and software concepts
  • Understanding of CE, NFPA 79, and SEMI S8 compliance
  • Experience in tooling design
  • Experience in automation application development
  • Analysis (FEA) experience
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