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Test & Reliability Engineer - New Grad

Gecko Robotics

Gecko Robotics

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

What We Do

Gecko Robotics is helping the world’s most important organizations ensure the availability, reliability, and sustainability of critical infrastructure. Gecko's complete and connected solutions combine wall-climbing robots, industry-leading sensors, and an AI-powered data platform to provide customers with a unique window into the current and future health of their physical assets. This enables real-time decision making to increase the efficiency and safety of operations, promote mission readiness, and protect the environment and civilization from the effects of infrastructure failure.

Gecko Robotics is currently hiring new graduates to begin full-time in Summer of 2024.

Role at a Glance

In the Test and Reliability Engineering team at Gecko, you will be working on ensuring the overall system deliverable is a world class robotics platform. You will be working closely with individual design engineers in the Mechanical and Electrical teams and also working with team leads to improve overall reliability and performance of our robotic systems. This team has a primary focus on the success of the entire product and not any one individual component. As such, you will be working on pre and post production release testing with analysis and reporting to confirm/refute our ability to operate effectively in our design envelope.

Gecko’s engineers work in a hands-on, fast-paced environment. We’re seeking highly self-motivated individuals who thrive in a small company environment and are passionate about developing great products which solve significant problems.

What you will do

  • Work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to design, develop, and execute test plans and procedures for complex hardware systems in a lab environment.
  • Perform manual and automated testing (environmental testing, compression/tension testing, accelerated testing, system level testing, etc.) on robotic hardware and support systems.
  • Collect, validate, and analyze test data.
  • Perform troubleshooting problems with deployed components/systems and analyze test data and reports to determine if designs meet functional and performance specifications.
  • Design and generate detailed drawings for test fixtures.
  • Develop and maintain tools/procedures to improve testing efficiency.
  • Perform root cause investigations for equipment failures, determine failure modes and identify corrective actions to resolve causes of failures.
  • Perform reliability testing/analysis to identify causes of complex and/or repetitive problems in order to optimize robot performance.

About You

Required Education and Experience

  • B.S in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related degree.
  • Experience with mechanical engineering fundamentals and tools.
  • Experience working with and debugging electro-mechanical hardware and software.
  • Experience in 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • M.S in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related degree.
  • Verification & validation testing methodologies/strategies for electro-mechanical systems.
  • Experience with root cause analysis, reliability testing, and data analysis.

Who We Are

At Gecko, our people are our greatest investment. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer company equity, 401(k) matching, gender-neutral parental leave, full medical, dental, and vision insurance, mental health and wellness support, ongoing professional development, family planning assistance, and flexible paid time off.

We believe that we do our best work when we’re together in person, and we’re committed to creating a culture of collaboration, innovation, and partnership. We ask our employees to be in the office 3 to 5 days per week, depending on the location and role. Our in-office benefits vary by location, but include catered lunch or lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchens, frequent employee events, and more.

Gecko is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe it is our collective responsibility to uphold these values and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to join us in our mission to protect today’s infrastructure and give form to tomorrow’s. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law. If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your talents to support our critical mission, we’d love to hear from you.