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Amazon Sr. Mechanical Engineer in Westborough, Massachusetts


Working at Amazon Robotics

Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through collaborative teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics.

We are a smart, enthusiastic team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even image yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

Job Overview – As an Amazon Robotics mechanical engineer, you will develop innovative hardware designs for our emerging robotic systems and improve existing hardware to optimize performance and enhance customer experience.

The ideal candidate has experience designing and analyzing mechanical systems, enjoys analytical problem solving, possesses practical knowledge of high volume manufacturing methods and is a role model for engineering best practices. This position reports directly to the Mechanical Engineering Manager.

Key job responsibilities

The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to execute product designs from concept to production including specification, design, prototyping, validation and testing

  • Working with the Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality organizations as well as vendors to ensure a smooth product launch and sustaining

  • Writing functional specifications, design verification plans, and functional test procedures

  • Exhibit role model behaviors of thorough engineering analysis and cradle to grave ownership

  • Design and adaptation of holistic hardware solutions for ambiguous problems with fluid requirements

A day in the life

Amazon offers a full range of benefits that support you and eligible family members, including domestic partners and their children. Benefits can vary by location, the number of regularly scheduled hours you work, length of employment, and job status such as seasonal or temporary employment. The benefits that generally apply to regular, full-time employees include:

  1. Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  2. Maternity and Parental Leave Options

  3. Paid Time Off (PTO)

  4. 401(k) Plan

If you are not sure that every qualification on the list above describes you exactly, we'd still love to hear from you! At Amazon, we value people with unique backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets. If you’re passionate about this role and want to make an impact on a global scale, please apply!

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering

  • SolidWorks or similar CAD experience, understanding of best practices for part design, advanced assemblies and complex configuration management

  • Hands on experience crafting proof-of-concept models and prototypes

  • Thorough understanding of principals, theories and concepts in mechanical engineering and ability to apply them to product design

  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts and write technical documents

  • Experience with full lifecycle and proficiency at completing tasks to meet milestones

  • Experience evaluating design, performance and logistical tradeoffs for hardware systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks Simulation or ANSYS Finite Element Analysis tools

  • Experience in the design and sustaining of complex mechanical products and equipment

  • Proficiency documenting designs in accordance with ANSI Y-14.5

  • Experience designing and debugging tooled (cast, injection mold, forge, stamp, etc) components

  • Experience in electronics packaging including PCBA mechanical design, incorporation of sensors and plastic PCBA enclosures that comply with IEC IP54

  • Experience in automation and/or robotic design

  • Experience leading product enhancements that improve performance of existing products

  • Proficiency with Product Lifecycle Management PLM software and ECO’s

  • Proficiency with SolidWorks Simulation or ANSYS Finite Element Analysis tools

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with teams

  • Desire and energy to work in a fast-paced agile environment

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit