| May 21, 2024

Senior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer – Burro (Robotics/AgTech) | Philadelphia, PA

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Burro is the leading robotics company in the world by number of robots working outdoors in the field with real customers. Our mission is to free people from tedious work and solve the critical labor shortages faced by farmers and others that work outdoors.

To accomplish our mission, we need a world-class, diverse team where everyone feels comfortable sharing their ideas. With this in mind, we strive to create a work environment where every employee can be themselves and express their perspective – this enables us to deliver the most creative and innovative solutions to problems our customers face.

Headquartered in Philadelphia with an office in central California, and backed by top Agtech and autonomy investors, including S2G, Catalyst, Translink, Cibus, FPrime, Toyota Ventures, FFVC, Xplorer, and Radicle, Burro was created to solve the labor shortages facing farmers using robotics.

Burros can be described as Disney’s Wall-E for agriculture and work outdoors, in a 1.0 format. They function, today, as computer vision based autonomous ground vehicles for carrying, towing, and scouting, and are designed to lay the base for the fully autonomous future of work outdoors.

We have a growing triple digit fleet deployed in paid commercial use within vineyards, nurseries, berries, and beyond, and demand for our product is accelerating, so we are growing our team.
We are seeking a Senior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer to design and scale up our products. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable working independently, with little oversight, to design and take robotic systems into volume production. The Senior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer will report to Gary Greene, our VP of Hardware, joining an interdisciplinary team of Mechanical, Electrical, and Embedded Software Engineers.



  • Design, develop, and test mechanical systems, including attachments, that will scale into the production of 1,000’s of robots
  • Collaborate across the hardware team, including embedded and electrical engineers
  • Work closely with our operations and manufacturing team and our suppliers to ensure the timely and high-quality production of hardware components
  • Continuously evaluate and improve hardware designs to provide a product that serves our customers, being both mindful of cost and reliability Perform testing and troubleshooting to identify and resolve hardware issues
  • Keep up to date with emerging technologies and industry trends



  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Over 5 years of work experience in Hardware development
  • Strong CAD software and design tool experience
  • Significant experience in Design for Manufacture, Design for Cost, and manufacturing techniques
  • Experience working with production shops to refine designs, improve schedules and reduce cost
  • Strong Product driven attitude
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a hands-on, do-it-yourself attitude
  • Ability to communicate well and work effectively with high performance teams
  • Experience with hardware testing and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and supply chain management
  • Nice-to-haves
  • Experience designing mobile robots, a plus



  • Competitive salary and benefits package (medical/dental/vision)
  • Company-paid life insurance and other voluntary benefits
  • Early-Stage Equity
  • 401K Plan
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid parental leave




To apply for this job please visit jobs.s2gventures.com.