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Mechanical Engineer, Automation Specialist

Mechanical Engineer, Automation Specialist

AeroFarms is a change-the-world vertical farming company revolutionizing agriculture in the heart of Newark, NJ.

The past 12 months have been an exciting time for us. Our team has grown five-fold during this period and we now need a special individual who’s looking to take the next step in their Mechanical Engineering career to join our cutting-edge Engineering team and lead or contribute to equipment development projects.

We have:

An incredible ‘change-the-world’ company with the eyes of the world focused on our success
A team of motivated, intellectually curious individuals to support you
The backing of some seriously impressive firms including Goldman Sachs, Prudential and other leading venture funds.

You have:

5+ years experience demonstrating knowledge and experience with developing and deploying automation systems including automatic conveyance, robotic manipulation/picking and vision systems.
Experience specifying automation systems and managing a set of vendors to provide/install and commission in high throughput environment.
Experience developing mechanical designs and drawings using solid modeling CAD software, SolidWorks, machine layouts and Bill of Materials
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience.
A portfolio showing examples of equipment design

You may also have:

15+ years experience with food grade equipment (food packaging, food processing, food conveyance) and sanitary design
Demonstrated experience leading equipment development projects with budgets of ~$1M and 6-18 month time frames.
Experience developing warehouse management systems, equipment and conveyance.
Medical or military experience
SolidWorks certification
Masters in Engineering or PE license
An impressive number of industry connections, and you’re able to prototype quickly using your connections at machine and fab shops in the NYC an NJ metro area

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