About us

Instrumental makes intelligent data-driven tools that help product companies find and fix issues on their assembly lines. We are working to improve the manufacturing of millions of things each day. We value diversity and our team is collaborative, supportive, transparent, and pun-tastic. Join us to modernize manufacturing!

What you'll do

The Mechanical Engineer will own the development and design of Instrumental inspection stations deployed to factories around the world. We are looking for someone who can take new, highly technical ideas from rough prototype to robust, factory-ready implementation.

The Mechanical Engineer will prototype with a variety of new hardware automation and sensors and will drive their integration into Instrumental systems, collaborating with the Software team as needed. He or she will also be responsible for the design (including prototyping and CAD) and, in conjunction with the Operations team, the manufacturing of Instrumental stations for new customers.

  • Design Instrumental stations for new customers. Own the CAD, construct the Bill of Materials, and create assembly and test instructions. Get your hands dirty with assembly and test when needed!

  • Prototype with a variety of new sensors for our inspection stations. Quantify their performance. Develop calibration routines suitable for a factory environment.

  • Design and incorporate new station features, e.g. inspection automation, for customers and factories. Prototype, build, test, and debug!

  • Integrate new sensors, electronics, automation, and other features into our station design. Work with SW team to incorporate these sensors into station software.

  • Surprise and delight customers and factories with a seamless, robust station hardware experience.

We’re Looking for Someone Who

  • Loves the space between engineering and science. Can switch between designing robust hardware and quantifying the micron-level repeatability of new imaging sensors.

  • Has professional experience prototyping with mechanical and electromechanical systems.

  • Professional CAD experience. (We use NX. It’s fine if you haven’t -- we think you’ll love it.)

  • Balances attention to detail with the ability to be scrappy and get stuff done

  • Can communicate complex ideas effectively with technical and non-technical people

  • Is good at thinking out loud, difficult to frustrate, and fun to work with

  • Peripheral experience with metrology, cameras, microcontrollers, electrical design, and/or equipment automation is a plus

All candidates must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.