Mechatronics Engineering

Bear Flag Robotics

About Bear Flag Robotics
At Bear Flag Robotics, we are building incredible products that growers need to sustainably farm into the future. Our team is building a fleet of autonomous farming tractors. Using cutting edge technology, we are changing the agricultural world. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to help us while doing your life’s best work.
Bear Flag is an early stage team at John Deere, acquired in August 2021, with a growing portfolio of projects in the autonomy space and is looking for a Mechatronics Engineering to join our growing team.
About the Team
Bear Flag is a startup, so this is a great time to join a really dynamic and engaging team. It’s a chance to define your role as well, as we’ll be building a lot of these systems from the ground up. Bear Flag Robotics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce.

What you will Do

  • Design mechanical assemblies for R&D hardware, harnessing, sensors and computers for a harsh outdoor environment
  • Design electrical assemblies for R&D including harnessing for power, sensing and networking
  • Work with contract manufacturers to speed development as required
  • Work with engineering, product and field teams to understand requirements and support hardware in the field
  • Hands on support with hardware integration in shop and in field as required
  • Design sensor layout and field of view and work with engineering and product stakeholders stakeholders to meet requirements
  • Bringup and initial troubleshooting of systems in shop and in field as required
  • Occasional travel to grower sites to troubleshoot and upgrade systems, as required

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with 3 to 5 years of experience
  • Experience with small interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience with modern MCAD and ECAD tools
  • Experience with basic electromechanical assembly processes and procedures
  • Experience with Linux, python and C for scripting and troubleshooting mobile robots
  • Experience working with shop tools to build / modify hardware
  • Experience with basic electrical test equipment to troubleshoot hardware

Benefits we Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Flexible Time Off
  • 401K with company match
  • Employee insurance premiums paid at 90% for employee coverage and 80% for employees with dependents
  • Health & Wellness Stipend
  • Cell Phone & Internet Stipend

The Pay
Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base pay for this role is between $115,000 and $150,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus and benefits.

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