Autonomous Robot - Lead Mechanical Engineer

POSTED: April 15, 2019
START DATE: Immediate Availability


  • Rogo is an Ag-Tech company that helps farmers apply fertilizer more efficiently.  To do that,  we build and operate autonomous robots to collect more accurate soil samples.
  • Meet our quickly growing team at that is headquartered in West Lafayette, IN.
  • Our team respects each other deeply, while at the same debating ideas fiercely to get to the best solution.  At Rogo, a growth mindset >> knowledge and real results >> effort.
  • Join us on our path to improve both Precision Agriculture and the peoples’ lives we touch along the way (including our own team).


Job Description

  • Role:
  • Take ownership of all mechanical product development at Rogo
  • Make robot more efficient, robust, cheaper, safer and easier to use.  
  • Operate in Scrum framework to quickly deliver real (not feel-good) business value
  • Examples of Potential Projects:
  • Finalize robot design to cut build time in half
  • Implement mechanical lock to prevent hydraulic motor drift
  • Add frame suspension to reduce vibration to controls and wiring
  • Perform tuning on steering and speed control system
  • Oversee design and build process of robots
  • Modification of electrical wiring diagrams
  • Designing new undercarriage / architecture for robot

Desired Profile

  • Minimum:
  • CAD design
  • Great communicator
  • Core - Technical:
  • Hands-On with Real-World mechanical projects
  • Mechanical Design, R&D, Fabrication
  • Intermediate Hydraulics and Basic Pneumatics
  • Basic Electrical Wiring and Control Systems (schematic)
  • Core - Mindset:
  • Results Hungry
  • Constant Growth
  • Extreme Ownership
  • Bonus:
  • Basic Software/Coding Experience
  • Robotics Experience
  • Leadership Ability

Start Date & Location

  • Able to start sometime in Apr-May 2019
  • Willing to work in Lafayette, Indiana (1 hour from Indianapolis)

Compensation / Benefits

  • Full-Time Better-than-Market Salary ($60-$90K based on experience)
  • PTO - Flexible Vacation Plan (Unlimited as long as you get your work done)
  • Flexible work hours and location

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