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Amazon Mechanical Engineer, Amazon Robotics (AR) in North Reading, Massachusetts


Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through 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, collaborative team of enthusiastic 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 a 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 robotic systems, enjoys analytical problem solving and possesses practical knowledge of robotic design, fabrication, assembly and rapid prototyping.

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 requirements, 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.

• Collaboration with cross-functional teams, vendors and integrators to deliver an automation solution

• Creating design of experiments and leading cross-functional automation of experiments

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

  • 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 leading product enhancements that improve performance of existing products

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

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

  • Desire and enthusiasm 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

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $105,600/year in our lowest geographic market up to $185,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.