Kodiak Robotics

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
October 6, 2023

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to develop hardware for our next generation vehicle. You will join a well-rounded mechanical team with experts in design, analysis, drafting, and fabrication. Development is fast paced with in-house testing equipment, software tools, CNC machining and 3D printing. This is your opportunity to make an impact on our cutting edge technology.


  • Own mechanical designs from concept through production
  • Focus your time approximately 75% on design and 25% on analysis
  • Create CAD 3D models and 2D drawings (SolidWorks)
  • Perform thermal and structural analysis using FEA and CFD (SolidWorks and Ansys)
  • Conduct trade studies and lead design reviews
  • Manage project schedule and tasks including build events
  • Release design documentation to internal and external teams
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams on requirements, architectures, and roadmaps
  • Guide and mentor other mechanical engineers

Job Requirements

  • Strong technical background. BS or MS, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in the automotive, aerospace or related industry. Strong CAD experience with packages such as SolidWorks, NX, Catia, and/or Creo.
  • A technical leader. Whether formally or informally, you have previously played the lead role on several projects. You take ownership and deliver exceptional results.
  • Proven ability to build and iterate quickly. You have experienced product development in all of its stages and are comfortable in the earlier stages – moving from Concept to Production.
  • Hands on. You are just as comfortable with a wrench as a keyboard. You have a deep understanding of manufacturing processes for both low and high volume production.
  • Great communicator. You have experience writing clear, concise, and detailed documentation. You are skilled in leading and participating in cross-functional design reviews.
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