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Mechanical Engineer

Wavemaker Labs
El Segundo, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team that has a unique passion for new and disruptive technologies that can advance the benefits of automation and robotics. You will have the opportunity not to only solve difficult problems but ideate and identify the new challenges that automation and robotics may solve. As the resource of the “physical” realm of products, as a Mechanical Engineer here at Wavemaker Labs, you will ensure we can create the right experience for our customers as they physically interact with what we make.


  • Commit to desired outcomes …define desired outcomes and achieve them vigorously
  • Challenge assumptions …to ensure great outcomes
  • Prudent optimism …glass-half-full, with a dose of caution to challenge our assumptions
  • No egos, no jerks …no joke


  • Derive and maintain products mechanical requirements
  • Oversee mechanical design process including design of vehicle chassis, drivetrain,
    battery pack, sensor integration
  • Generate and review the teams stress, kinematic and thermal analysis of the robots
  • Work with certifying agencies to ensure safety certification of the robots mechanical
  • Participate in the products testing, review data in ROS and assess the workings of the
    mechanical subsystems
  • Work the Manufacturing Lead to bring the robot to contract manufacturing production

You Will:

  • Research and key component selection including sensors, actuators, controllers, and any other relevant components to achieve automation targets and functions
  • Lead designs for automation efforts focused on cost and scalability for Wavemaker Portfolio Companies
  • Ability to perform detailed thermal and structural analysis of complex mechanical systems. Use appropriate FEA, CFD tools to accomplish analysis in a manner that supports rapid virtual prototyping to help accelerate development timelines
  • Provide leadership in execution of prototyping, engineering validation builds and production ramp for different automation applications that Wavemaker Labs supports
  • Scope and support DOEs (design of experiments) necessary for design testing, verification and validation
  • Mechanical packaging of components with an eye for efficiency and design elegance. Perform

You Have:

  • BS or MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or other relevant educational background
  • 0-3 years of industrial experience successfully developing robotic/automation systems
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills to levels above, below and in-line
  • In-depth robot/automation hardware design experience with both system-level thinking and component-level development
  • Keen ability to identify and foresee technical risk, and engineering mindset of addressing risks early
  • Drive to grow and maintain technical knowledge current with advancing technology related to product development of automation systems

Nice to Have:

  • Familiarity with machine shop tools and some ability to fabricate or modify simple parts
  • Creative curiosity, high adaptability, entrepreneurial spirit, and driving personal vision
  • Experience using Simulink and writing high-level controls and state-machine firmware
  • Breadth of experience in automation in industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, food or consumer products
  • Experience developing high-voltage battery systems

Wavemaker Labs is a product development accelerator. We are a diverse team of innovators, builders and entrepreneurs, developing advanced technologies for practical use in robotics, automation and mobility… to name a few.

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Wavemaker Labs


El Segundo, CA
90245 USA



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