Senior Mechanical Engineer

Accel Robotics San Diego, CA, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Growth Stage Company implementing cutting edge solutions in the retail industry to innovate for an impressive consumer experience.”

Accel Robotics (AR) is a leader in retail automation technologies with solutions that combine whole-store design and deployment, computing, sensor management, application software, and AI-as-a-service. Our goal is to offer consumers a simple, fast, and reliable retail experience and create a retail experience that moves past the traditional store concept that leverages innovative retail automation to increase consumer reach and brand exposure. As Accel Robotics works to create the world’s most convenient store, we are innovating at an incredible pace. We utilize AI technology to delight shoppers and deliver strong economics to retailers.

Accel Robotics is currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our San Diego based team. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work cross functionally, internally and externally, to provide mechanical engineering leadership and design skills to drive the development of our autonomous retail products, which includes tracking, product sensing, and IoT network technologies packaged in retail fixtures such as custom shelves, accessories, and cases. This role requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university and 7+ years of mechanical engineering design experience within a consumer electronics environment.


  • Lead and/or perform mechanical engineering design throughout the product lifecycle for autonomous retail products (custom shelving, shelf accessories, sensor packaging, trackers, etc.)
  • Lead and/or perform mechanical engineering research for emergent autonomous retail solutions
  • Verify, validate, and document design and research results against clear technical requirements and specifications
  • Deliver results time and cost-effectively.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated engineering design and leadership experience for high-volume manufactured consumer electronic products and/or assemblies (plastics and/or sheet metal.)
  • Experience with leadership and collaboration for vendors and contract manufacturers
  • Strong CAD skills:
    • Creation of complex 3D models.
    • In-depth knowledge of 2D engineering drawing standards and documentation
  • Demonstrated experience with GD&T per ASME Y14.5M 1998 and tolerance analysis
  • Demonstrated experience using PDM/PLM systems
  • Demonstrated ability to perform engineering calculations and correlate with experimental data (e.g. thermal, stress, etc.)
  • Demonstrated design of experiments experience
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time to work with contract manufacturers, etc.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a nationally accredited university
  • 7+ years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer in high-volume consumer electronics product development
  • Experience with ANSYS, SolidWorks, SolidWorks PDM, and FEA software desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of heat transfer and cooling of electrical components desired.

We have an amazing team of positive, highly motivated team members and would love to have you consider joining the Accel Robotics team! This role is a full-time position, working in person in our San Diego office.

AR offers a generous benefits package:

  • Company lunches, snacks, and team happy hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company equity, through stock options
  • Generous PTO
  • Generous benefits package, including free medical, dental and vision for our employees and their dependents
  • Collaborative culture

Accel Robotics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Accel Robotics

About Accel Robotics:

Accel Robotics is a leader in the frictionless retail technology market. We use cutting edge technology to enable labor-light retail models across existing and emerging store formats. AR’s solutions combine store technology, design and deployment, and consumer apps.

Company website:

Company address: 9161 Kearny Villa Court, San Diego, CA 92123

Posted date: 17 days ago

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