Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Trackers/Structures group)
QBotix, Inc. - Menlo Park, CA

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Sr. Mechanical/Tracker Engineer

QBotix is the first company to bring robotics to the operation of solar power plants. We are a small start up backed by the largest Tier-1 Silicon Valley VC and with multiple Fortune 50 customers bringing to the market dual axis tracking at the cost of single axis.

About This Opportunity:

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Sr. Tracker Engineer to join our Engineering Team, specifically the Structures Group. This is a senior role where responsibilities include:

  • Design of Solar Tracking Systems
  • Design of structural weldments, assemblies, castings, and forgings
  • Design of bolted joints and other fastening systems
  • Selection of mechanical components such as slew drives, linear actuators, and bearings
  • Creation and management of highly detailed and functional 3D models
  • Creation and management of detail drawings to a superior standard
  • Thorough engineering analysis and calculations supporting design decisions

A highly qualified candidate will have/do:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS Preferred
  • 5-10 years engineering experience, focus on Solar Trackers, structural and dynamic systems
  • Fundamental Design Skills: statics, dynamics, mechanics, material selection, tolerance

analysis, drafting, GD&T expertise

  • Analytical skills: derive and solve governing equations for static and dynamic systems
  • Demonstrable design to cost skills
  • Fluent in MathCad, Python a plus
  • Superior 3D modeling fundamentals, fluent in Inventor, SolidWorks
  • Superior FEA skills (Inventor Simulation or ANSYS)
  • Design of Experiments and analysis of empirical data to draw meaningful design direction
  • Contribute to design discussions concerning various aspects of the product
  • Compilation of concise and coherent reports and presentations
  • Communication with organizational at all levels
  • Mentor junior engineers, successfully lead a small team during the development process
  • Ability to travel to support the design, testing, and installation of products in both national

and international locations

  • Expertise with MS Office - Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Many administrative functions will be required, count on it

What to expect:
We are a fast-moving lean startup. The job description is fluid, the candidate must be flexible and ready to do what is required for the company to succeed! You’ll be ensured:

  • A competitive salary and stock options
  • A competitive health care package
  • A small, overachieving team of engineers rewriting the rules on solar