Associate Mechanical Engineer

March 06, 2024
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iRobot is seeking an Associate Mechanical Engineer to help us design mechanical systems and subsystems for our state-of-the-art consumer robots.

In this position you will be a key part of the Mechanical Engineering organization. You will work as part of a team of mechanical engineers in close collaboration with other engineering disciplines and team members from partner organizations such as User Experience, Industrial Design, Product Marketing, Manufacturing Operations, and more, in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

What You Will Do

Our teams thrive on technical challenges and relentlessly pursue excellence. You will help us push the boundaries of robot design in ways that will enable us to bring a great user experience to our customers and growth to our company. As an iRobot associate mechanical engineer you will be part of a product development team and will enjoy a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. You work within a team of experienced mechanical engineers and gain expertise in product development for high volume manufacturing, use of plastics and commodity materials, engineering analysis, and global manufacturing.

You and your team will develop well-engineered, reliable, ready to manufacture state-of-the-art consumer robots that fulfill our user's needs. You will be proud to see your hard work come to fruition in the form of excellent products!

Essential Functions/Job Duties

  • Analyze, research, and resolve technical issues in creating a product that meets functional and aesthetic requirements
  • Design innovative components and mechanisms that are manufacturable and technically and functionally robust
  • Critically assess detailed mechanical designs, product definition, systems test and data analysis
  • Verify and validate design solutions utilizing rapid prototyping and conventional prototyping methodologies
  • Generate mechanical layouts and detailed part design using 3-D CAD and analysis tools
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate product and technical risks
  • Integrate seamlessly across engineering and business disciplines: systems, software, electrical, operations, quality, product management, and industrial design throughout product life cycle
  • Utilize statistical tolerance analysis to ensure proper fit and function.
  • Participate in cross-functional design reviews.
  • Complete thorough documentation and archiving in the PDM system.
  • Help manage the details of transition to manufacturing including resolution of first article inspections and assembly issues.
  • Initiate and processes engineering change requests as needed.
  • To Be Successful You Will Have


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Relevant professional experience in an engineering environment
  • Experience in designing plastic and metal parts, collecting and analyzing test data
  • Understanding of design fundamentals and first principle analytical methods
  • CAD skillset (PTC Creo preferred)
  • Product Data Management (PDM) familiarization (PTC Windchill, preferred)
  • Evident communication and organizational skills
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Other desirable areas of capability:

  • ASME drafting standards, dimensional management methods and GD&T
  • Experience with use of CAE tools for virtual design iteration (structural, dynamic, thermal and fluids)
  • Design for Manufacturability, Assembly, Serviceability, Recyclability
  • Material selection, especially with plastics
  • Design mock-up and rapid prototyping methods, such as Objet, 3D printing, FDM, machine shop usage
  • Statistics, including Six Sigma, reliability engineering, DOE, comparison testing, Cp, Cpk,
  • Structured problem-solving methods, including 8D, is/is-not, fault-tree and “fish-bone” analysis
  • Experience in any of the following:
  • Consumer product design
  • Small mechanism design – using motors, gears, bearings, wheels, linkages, etc.
  • Fluid flow design – fans, pumps, tubes, CFD methods
  • Optics, light piping, light sensors and infrared light management
  • Sensor systems, including rotational encoders, sonar, inertial, laser, vision
  • Battery-powered portable vacuum cleaning systems
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