05.11.2021

Mechatronics Professional

Careers | Engineering

Job Description

As a Mechatronics/Electrical professionalyour primary goal is to design, build, and test electromechanical devices for the energy harvesting, automotive and medical device industries.

We are looking for someone with hands-on experience building control and data acquisition systems for in-lab testing and final products, as well as the ability and desire to take ownership of everything from understanding requirements of large-scale systems, to specifying, assembling, and integrating the components, right down to writing code to support the firmware to integrate these systems.

You will have the independence and freedom to work on your projects as you see fit, but with that freedom comes the responsibility of being understanding and responsive to the iterative nature of the work, and of communicating effectively with the rest of the multidisciplinary team you work with.

You have great technical strength, and you’re more than just book smart – you love digging into projects, getting your hands dirty, and feeling the rush that comes with successfully testing your own creations. You should also be the kind of person who can look at the big picture, and intuitively understand all the work that needs to be put in place to achieve it.

Practically speaking, you will:

  • Design, build, and test electromechanical devices using programmable shape memory alloy (SMA) technology
  • Design and integrate sensors, feedback control and data acquisition systems (DAQ) on lab prototypes, testing and manufacturing equipment
  • Troubleshoot open-ended problems in prototyping and design
  • Design, create, and test custom PCBs and electrical devices for applications ranging from consumer electronics to medical devices
  • Develop layouts for multi-layer PCB designs, considering signal integrity, board stack-up optimization, heat dissipation, etc.
  • Support procurement and commissioning of automation and manufacturing equipment and components
  • Develop advanced automated manufacturing methods and processes for high volume production
  • Assist in the development of novel SMA sensing techniques
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team to integrate mechatronics in various SMA systems

In addition to honing your skills in electromechanical engineering, you’ll sharpen your project management and interpersonal skills, and develop a broad knowledge of shape memory alloys and their applications. 

If you are a highly motivated and independent self-starter, looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to make a big impact in a rapidly growing company, look no further.

What We’re Looking For?

  • Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in Mechatronics, Electrical, Computer or Systems Design Engineering (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience developing automation control and data acquisition systems
  • Hands-on prototyping and debugging experience while using lab test equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, etc.)
  • Proficiency in software programming (C, C++)
  • Experience with hardware design (Schematic capture & PCB layout, Altium Designer preferred)
  • Experience with firmware/embedded development (MPLAB, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.)

Additional assets include

  • Experience with data analysis software (Python, MATLAB, Octave etc), database systems (SQL) and SCADA systems
  • Experience designing power electronics, analog/mixed-signal circuits, and current controlled applications
  • Experience in 3D design (AutoDesk, Solidworks etc.) with design for manufacturing & assembly (DFM/DFA) principles
  • Experience with advanced mechanical design and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Strong background in materials science with experience in shape memory alloys
  • Experience in an agile research and development environment
  • Willingness to learn and try new things, and fail fast

Working At Smarter Alloys

We are a small, innovative and fast-moving company that is on the cutting edge of the smart materials industry. We have aggressive growth goals and are looking for someone who is willing to put in the work to help us get there. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! As part of our team, you can expect:

  • A full-time, permanent position working in a state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge, with the option to work remotely.
  • Flexible work schedule (40 hrs/week) with core hours between 10 AM – 3:30 PM.
  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • Medical and dental benefits, vacation, and employee stock options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.

Design, build, and test electromechanical devices for the energy harvesting, automotive and medical device industries.

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