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Test Engineer – Mechanical

Company Overview

Roam Robotics

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At our core, we are a mobility company. Our goal is to reinvent the way we make powered orthotics -- otherwise known as exoskeletons -- making them inexpensive and comfortable while still rugged enough for high performance activities, including those of first responders and the military. Whether carrying someone out of danger or a hundred pound pack full of life-sustaining gear, we believe our devices can keep our soldiers and first responders safer and healthier while protecting their joints for the long-haul. We are developing a new class of exoskeleton that uses high strength fabrics and a pneumatic powertrain, resulting in power to weight ratios that are unmatched by existing exoskeleton systems at a significantly lower cost. We are looking for smart, motivated engineers and designers to help develop the components that make this technology possible.

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  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
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Job Duties

This is a full time position working at the Roam facility in San Francisco. You will work with our Performance Team to design, build, and debug test fixtures as well as run tests on the parts, subassemblies and full prototypes/products that help our users push the limits of human mobility. This is a critical role that provides the guidance for our design teams to make sure we are designing safe, robust and effective systems. You will support and be supported by our mechanical, controls, software and electrical engineering teams. Some of the specific responsibilities include:

- Work with the design teams to understand their testing needs
- Ownership of the design, fabrication, assembly and debugging test fixtures
- Run tests, collect data, provide analysis and feedback to the design engineers
- Present results to various teams
- Participate in design reviews

We are seeking highly motivated and adaptable individuals who will explore the peaks and valleys of all problems that may come up while building a new generation of robots that will enable users to push the limits of human mobility.

Job Requirements

- 3+ years mechanical design experience
- Mechatronics experience working with microcontrollers (e.g. Arduino), sensors (e.g. encoders, pressure, force), LED’s, writing basic code
- Demonstrated experience working in a machine shop with the ability to safely operate common machine tools including lathes and mills
- Coordinated w/ 3rd party test labs & suppliers to execute reliability testing
- Managed and conducted reliability testing such as mechanical fatigue, vibration, impact, shock, humidity, & temperature
- Ability to provide statistical/analytical reasoning behind test results
- Proficient with Solidworks
- Attention to detail and process
- Able to deliver quality work in a fast-paced startup environment
- Ability to relocate to work at the Roam San Francisco office

Skills/Experience Preferred

- Experience with motor selection and motor controllers
- Experience setting up, calibrating and working with data acquisition and sensor systems
- Experience designing, maintaining, or operating electro-mechanical test equipment, including Instron
- Experience with more advanced machine tools including CNC mills, laser cutters, or water jets
- Experience with MIL-STD-810G or H
- Strong preference given to candidates available immediately
- US Citizen or permanent resident






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Roam Robotics is an equal opportunity employer. Our hiring decisions are based on need and competence to satisfy said need. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected status. Any and all offers of employment extended by Roam Robotics are conditional on candidates’ ability to provide satisfactory proof of eligibility to maintain full-time employment in the United States. At this time, Roam Robotics is unable to provide visa sponsorship. Roam Robotics maintains contracts with the US Military, you may, at a later time, be required to obtain a US Government security clearance as a condition of continued employment. As of this moment, there is no such requirement for any current or future employee.