ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.
Reports to: Head of Hardware Engineering
Travel Requirements: Light (3-6 Weeks Per Year)
Location: Austin, TX
ICON is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to design, prototype, and fabricate various components of our 3D printing systems that are revolutionizing the construction technology industry.
Create design solutions utilizing engineering methods with good documentation processes.
Design and create prototypes using in-house and external fabrication.
Perform engineering calculations to support design work
Progress development of subsystems through product commercialization.
Must be willing to perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to field work at a moment’s notice).
BS in Mechanical Engineering
2-5 years of professional work experience as a Mechanical Engineer
Demonstrated knowledge of component manufacturing processes (including machining, rapid prototyping, etc.)
Proficiency using parametric solid modeling and CAD software to design and document parts and assemblies
SolidWorks experience preferred; Experience with PDM, a plus
Familiarity with making drawings and applicable drawing and tolerancing standards
Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability
Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members
Knowledge of the AGILE SCRUM methodology of project management
A service-oriented attitude when in a support role
Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment
Current driver’s license
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments: temps > 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc. We get dirty.
Previous start-up experience, and/or a resourceful innovative nature with an ability to streamline or develop efficient processes
Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, and the ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems
Industrial safety system experience
A hunger for learning and personal growth
Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges.
We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time. Our team is full of creative minds from places like MIT, NASA, Tesla, and Caterpillar - some with science and engineering PhDs and others with more eclectic degrees like vocal jazz and psychology. This breadth of lived experience, combined with the depth of personal knowledge on our team, gives us the ability to think differently and find solutions others might miss.
Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.
We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?
In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter that shows why your past experiences and future aspirations make you a solid fit for this role.
Sound good? Submit your application today!
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
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